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Annual Conference
October 8-10, 2003

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Past Conferences
2002 Duluth, MN
2001 Duluth, MN

13th Annual Conference & Workshops
October 8-10, 2003 St. Paul, Minnesota

Thursday Conference Program

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration and Materials Pick-Up

8:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

  • Joni Mines, Manager of E-Business & Wendy Ritchie, Applications Architect; City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
                      Exhibit Hall Opens and Poster Display Begins

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 – Data Development

  • Base Mapping Fundamentals~ Mark Steward, Ayres Associates
  • Integrating Various Data Formats into the Geodatabase Structure~ Martha Kelty Roldan, St. Mary’s University
  • LiDAR—What is it and How is it Used?~ John Erickson, Ayres Associates

Session 2 – Data Management

  • Transferring GIS Data Between Geodatabases and ArcPad~ Richard Bunten, City of Duluth
  • Standardizing Land Cover Mapping with the Minnesota Land Cover Classification System~ Bart Richardson, MN DNR
  • Errors and Error Propagation Associated with Land Use/Land Cover Data in GIS Analyses~ Ryan W. Kirk, University of Minnesota

Session 3– Management Strategies

  • From Maps to Information Systems~ William S. Holland, GeoAnalytics
  • Managing Address Data in an Enterprise GIS Environment~ Peter G. Thum, GeoAnalytics
  • Automating the County Surveyor Office~ Jay Wittstock, Wright County

Session 4 – Remote Sensing

  • Solar Radiation Estimates Using Digital Elevation Models~ Stacey L. Stark, University of Minnesota—Duluth
  • Aquatic Vegetation Surveys Using High Resolution IKONOS and QuickBird Imagery~ Leif G. Olmanson, University of Minnesota
  • Floodplain Mapping: Legislative Update~ Ogbazbhi Sium, MN DNR

Session 5 – Spatial Analysis

  • Breast and Prostate Cancer Incidence in a Population Exposed to Organochlorine/Dioxin Contaminants via Point Source Incinerator Emissions, 1995-1999~ John Gabbert, St. Mary’s University
  • Spatial Analysis of Archaeological Sites in Central Iraq~ Benjamin F. Richason III, St. Cloud State University
  • Using GIS to Determine Density Estimates of Herbivores in Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa~ Andrea Sampson, University of Minnesota

Project Demonstrations – Web Mapping

  • An Internet Street Atlas Companion~ Jim Maxwell, The Lawrence Group
  • Web Based Data Distribution~ Bob Basques, City of St. Paul
  • Web Based Application for Providing Land Information~ Bonnie Foster, Todd County

Product Demonstrations – S.E.H.

  • DataView~Wayne Becker, S.E.H.

Noon Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 6 – Data Development

  • Dakota County Right-of-Way Information System~ Joe Sapletal, Dakota County
  • GPS for GIS Data Collection: Accuracy, Cost~ Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Plat Book Creation Using GIS~ Scott Marlin, Stearns County

Session 7 – Data Management

  • An Effective Project Management Approach Using Tools, Techniques, and Software Packages for GIS Projects Designed by GeoSpatial Services of St. Mary’s~ John Ebert, St. Mary’s University
  • Mn/DOT Geotechnical Boring Database and ArcIMS~Gary Person, Mn/DOT
  • GIS Infrastructure: Inventorying Structures Statewide~ Jim Ramstrom, LMIC

Session 8 – Management Strategies

  • A Closer Look at the City of Fairmont’s Digital Ortho Project~ Mark Steward, Ayres Associates
  • Best Practices in GIS Implementation~ Chuck Leppert, ESRI
  • Providing Comprehensive GIS Product Development and Distribution Services~ Robert Maki, MN DNR (This is a companion presentation to “The MN DNR Extended Data Dictionary,” presented in session 13.)

Session 9 – Remote Sensing

  • Analysis of a Multi-year Water Quality Atlas on Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes~ Leif G. Olmanson, University of Minnesota
  • Mapping Forest Disturbance Severity Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery~ Brian Loeffelholz, University of Minnesota
  • 2002 Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Cover Type Classification—Utilizing Landsat Imagery to its Full Potential~ Marvin Bauer, University of Minnesota

Session 10 – Water Resources

  • Parcel Prices and Water Quality on Lakes in Northern Minnesota~ Charlie Parson, Bemidji State University
  • Using GIS to Evaluate Nitrate Leaching and Wellhead Protection in the Verdi Wellfield, Lincoln County, Minnesota~ David Kelley, University of St. Thomas
  • Utilizing GIS to Estimate the Quantity and Distribution of Nitrate-Nitrogen and Chloride in Olmsted County Groundwater~ Khalid E. Mubarak, St. Mary’s University

Project Demonstrations – Data Management

  • Using ArcCatalog’s Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines Editor~ Nancy Rader, LMIC
  • Precision Storm Sewer Inventory for the City of Minneapolis~ Paul S. Johnson, URS Corporation
  • Minnesota Environmental Atlas: Adding Your Own Data~ Ken Pekarek, LMIC

Product Demonstration – Trimble

  • Mobile GIS~ Chad Hall, Trimble Field Solutions Division

3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 11 – Natural Resources

  • Implementation of an Integrated Environmental Data Management System—“Lessons Learned”~ Shalene Derouard, AMEC
  • Environmental Quality Assurance: Utilization of GIS Technologies to Assess Environmental Risk Factors for Livestock Producers~ Steve Roos, University of Minnesota
  • Using GIS and GPS Systems in an Evaluation of Pheasant Winter Habitat Provided by Farm Programs~ Tonya Rogers , MN DNR

Session 12 – Data Management

  • Best Practices for Sharing and Coordinating Geographic Information in Local Governments: Results of a Nationwide Survey~ Dr. Francis Harvey, University of Minnesota
  • GIS Ethics~ Will Craig, University of Minnesota

Session 13 – Metadata

  • The MN DNR Extended Data Dictionary: Integrating Data Documentation and Distribution~ Hal Watson, MN DNR (This is a companion presentation to “Providing Comprehensive GIS Product Development and Distribution Services,” presented in session 8.)
  • Tips and Tricks for Making Metadata Easier~ Nancy Rader, LMIC
  • The Geospatial One-Stop Portal~ Pat Cummens, ESRI

Session 14 – Remote Sensing

  • Refining Graining Samples—Some New Directions~ Ranga Raju Vatsavai, University of Minnesota
  • Visualization—Extravagant or Essential in the Era of Budget Cuts~ Brad Henry, URS Corporation
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Next Generation of Digital Orthophotography~ James W. O’Loughlin, ImageAmerica

Session 15 – Water Resources

  • NHD: Digital Hydrography and its Potential Applications in Minnesota~ Jim Ellickson, St. Cloud State University
  • National Wetland Inventory Update~ Brian Huberty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Historic Surface Hydrology Pilot Study of Nicollet County, Minnesota~ Crystal Phillips-Mustain, Mn/DOT

Project Demonstrations – Local Government

  • GIS and All-hazard Mitigation Plan: Goodhue County, Minnesota~ Sarah Midler, Goodhue County
  • Legacy Data Capture/Conversion Methods~ Bob Basques, City of St. Paul
  • Automatic Location Identification for Wireless 911 Calls~ David Brandt, Washington County

Product Demonstrations

  • Leica Professional Data Mapper—Field Demo~ Steve Nicholson, Kunde Company

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Vendors Reception and Poster Session

  • Prize Drawings (must be present to win)
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Bootlegger Gathering at the Landmark Center

Friday Conference Program

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration and Materials Pick-Up

8:00 a.m. Exhibit Opens

8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 16 – Natural Resources

  • Minnesota Wildlife Management Area GIS Program~ Steve Benson, MN DNR
  • GIS and Emergency Monitoring for Chronic Wasting Disease in White-tailed Deer~ Robert Wright, MN DNR
  • Minnesota Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program~ Steve Benson, MN DNR

Session 17 – Homeland Security

  • GIS and Homeland Security~ William S. Holland, GeoAnalytics
  • A Strategy to Organize GIS Support for Homeland Security in Minnesota~ Randy Knippel, Dakota County
  • The Role of GIS in the Columbia Shuttle Recovery~ Greg Liknes, USDA Forest Service

Session 18 – Management Strategies

  • The “GIS Personality:” A Critical Success Factor~ Dr. Linda Tomaselli, GISRDC
  • Using GIS to Develop an Integrated Land Records Management System~ Charlie Magruder, NovaLIS
  • Mapbooks Made Easy~ Kendis Scharenbroich, Pro-West & Associates

Session 19 – Education

  • A System-wide ESRI Site License for MnSCU~ Mark R. Thomas, MnSCU
  • Integrating GPS and GIS Techniques in Training Future GIS Professionals: A Student Case Study~ Richard Moore, Mankato State University
  • Connecting GIS with K-12 Education in Minnesota~ Sara Damon, Stillwater High School

Session 20 – Web Mapping

  • Panel Discussion~ Will Craig: University of Minnesota; Bill Swing, Cheri Nelson, Jay Wittstock, Jeff Coate: Wright County

Project Demonstrations – Spatial Analysis

  • Doorway Constellation Topology: A 3-D Spatial Reference Infrastructure for Location-Aware Indoor Applications~ James R. Beal Jr., DataPlanIT Consulting
  • Serving Up Surface Water Data: The Environmental Data Access System~ John Seaberg, MPCA
  • Ecological Model for MLCCS in ArcView 3.x/Spatial Analyst~ Siobhan Boylan, MN DNR

Product Demonstration

  • Integrating GIS and Document Imaging and Retrieving~ Clayton Baer, Crabtree Companies

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:30 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 21 – Natural Resources

  • Classification of Forest Area Based on Multi-date NLCD for Forest Change Estimation~ Dale D. Gormanson, USDA Forest Service
  • Modeling Development Influence on Oak Forests—Making the Link Between Land Use and Forest Disturbance~ Brian Loeffelholz, University of Minnesota
  • Peltigera, a Genus of Nitrogen-fixing, Terricolous Lichens: Its Nitrogen Contribution to the Forests of Northern Minnesota~ Rebecca Knowles, University of Minnesota

Session 22 – Web Mapping

  • Indexing a Spatial Database for Increased Efficiency of Web-based GIS Delivery~ Matt Johnson, St. Mary’s University
  • Taking the Process of Finding a Home to the Next Level—The Geographic Level~ Richard Moore, University of Minnesota
  • Server/Internet-based GIS Solutions~ Galen Neste, Pro-West & Associates

Session 23 – Community GIS

  • Using AVL and GIS Technologies to Support Real-Time Fleet Monitoring and Tracking~ Peter G. Thum, GeoAnalytics
  • GIS at Work in St. Paul~ Karen Johnson, City of St. Paul
  • GIS in the Community: The Minneapolis Neighborhood Information System~ Jeff Matson, University of Minnesota

Session 24 – Utilities

  • Utilities on the Move~ Kendis Scharenbroich, Pro-West & Associates
  • Sanitary Sewer Flow Model and Storm Water Analysis for the Meadow Hills Subdivision in Rochester, Minnesota~ Jason Schuster, St. Mary’s University
  • “Breaking the GIS Data Bottleneck”—Advancements in Field Data Collection~ Steve Gilkey, Geospan

Session 25 – Web Mapping

  • The Dakota County Solution for Mass Deployment of Data and Customizations~ Mary Hageman, Dakota County
  • Experimenting with the Web Mapping Client~ Bob Basques, City of St. Paul
  • The Lake Browser: Providing the Minnesota Lake Clarity Online Information Service~ Kali E. Sawaya, University of Minnesota

Project Demonstrations – Data Development

  • GeoIntegrator: Using Web Mapping Services to Access GIS Data~ Chris Cialek, LMIC
  • DNR Garmin Software—A Tool for Integrating Garmin GPS with ArcView~ Chris Pouliot, MN DNR
  • GIS Wireless Communication~ Josh Marsh, Pro-West & Associates

Product Demonstrations

  • Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Desktop 9.0~ Dick Chronowski, ESRI
  • Publishing and Using GIS Web Services~ Jason Grootens, ESRI

Noon Closing Luncheon (Exhibit Hall closes)

  • William Holland will present a light-hearted look at GIS issues.

1:30 p.m. Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Business Meeting and Year End Review

2:00 p.m. Prize Drawings (must be present to win)



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