Poster Presentation C Thursday, 5:00 6:00 pm C Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall

GIS Utilization of Historic Timberland Survey Records The Conclusion

John Hoshal
Minnesota Planning Land Management Information Center
330 Centennial Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
john.hoshal@state.mn.us

The Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Planning's Land Management Information Center have recently completed the conversion of nearly 2,500 historical timber survey maps dating from the late 1800's to a set of standardized GIS products. The resulting products can now be integrated with other data sets to compare and contrast the development of critical lands over time; to plan for the most effective replanting of native species of timber; and to assess the human impact on the environment. This poster illustrates the process used by staff to achieve the project's goals.