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Eleventh Annual Conference & Workshops
October 10-12, 2001 Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, MN


The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium will hold its eleventh state wide conference on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Information Systems (LIS) at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on October 10-12, 2001 in Duluth, Minnesota. The conference is preceded by full and half-day workshops on October 10. Those who attend workshops may select from general and introductory GIS/LIS workshops or more technical areas of GIS/LIS applications and research.  

The opening plenary session on Thursday morning, October 11, will be followed by concurrent sessions throughout the day with presenters covering a wide variety of topics. The exhibitors hall opens on Thursday and will feature up to forty vendors exhibiting the latest in GIS-related technology and services.

On Thursday, October 11, the Opening Plenary Session will be given by:

  • Bob Marx, Chief, Geography Division, US Census Bureau
  • Dorothy Stroz, Team Leader, Legal and Administrative Areas, Geography Division, US Census Bureau
  • Wes Flack, Geographer, Kansas City Regional Office, US Census Bureau

The topic of the keynote presentation will be the Master Address File and the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Modernization Program, a major effort by the Bureau to improve the coordinate accuracy of TIGER and to develop a system for the continuous updating of TIGER and MAF. A key aspect of the program will be the focus on developing partnerships with the private sector and state and local governments.

On Friday, October 12, the Closing Luncheon speaker will be James Pisarowicz from Windcave National Park in South Dakota. Honored in 1990 with the prestigious Lew Bicking Award by the National Speleological Society for a career of outstanding cave exploration, Pisarowicz will share his experiences from an exploration of Sumidero Santa Elena, a large river cave in the northern region of the Mexican state of Puebla.

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