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Annual Conference
October 4-6, 2004

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Past Conferences
2003 St. Paul, MN
2002 Duluth, MN

2001 Duluth, MN


MN GIS/LIS Conference Session

Tuesday Conference Program

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

8:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

  • Former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer

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

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 - Natural Resources

  • Simulating Boat Traffic Interaction Along the Mississippi Using Agent-Based Modeling~ Jay Meehl, St Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • An Analysis of Land Use Change for the Willow River Watershed Using Remote Sensing and GIS~ Kari Geurts, University of Minnesota
  • Forest Cover Change in the Toledo District, Belize from 1975 to 1999: A Remote Sensing Approach~ James Quinn, Computer Science Corporation

Session 2 - Data Management

  • Preserving Minnesota’s Original Public Land Survey Plats~ John Hoshal, LMIC
  • Enhanced Coordination of Cadastral Information~ Francis Harvey, University of Minnesota
  • Updating the Statewide Parcel Map Inventory~ Sally Wakefield, LMIC

Session 3- Management Strategies

  • Panel Discussion: Minnesota’s Spatial Data Infrastructure: A Foundation for Coordinated GIS~ David Arbeit, LMIC; Fred Logman, Ramsey County; Randall Johnson, Metro GIS; Glen Radde, MN DNR

Session 4 - Spatial Analysis

  • Travel and Client Bases for Academic Programs in MnSCU~ Charlie Parson, Bemidji State University
  • Moving Toward Intelligent GIS~ Sasi Ganesan
  • Statistical Modeling Using GIS and External Statistical Software~ Elizabeth Hobbs, Mn/DOT

Session 5 - Remote Sensing

  • Panel Discussion: A Look at Available Imagery for the State~ Panel to be determined

Product Demonstrations

  • Getting the Most $ From Your GI$~ Pro-West & Associates
  • Desktop GIS~ ESRI

Noon Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 6 - Natural Resources

  • Minnesota Stream and Lake Watershed Characteristics Available on the World Wide Web~ Chris Sanocki, USGS
  • StreamStats, ArcHydro, and a Nationally Consistent Stream-Slope Application~ Chris Sanocki, USGS
  • Introduction to the New MN DNR Watershed Data (hydrologic units)~ Sean Vaughn, MN DNR

Session 7 - Data Management

  • Maintaining GIS Data Integrity Using Topology Rules and Edit Forms in ArcMap~ Kendis Scharenbroich, Pro-West & Associates
  • Integrating GIS Technology into Community Planning Processes~ Ken Pekarek, LMIC
  • Developing and Managing Right of Way Data Using VBA and ArcObjects~ Todd Basney, Mn/DOT

Session 8 - National Interests

  • MAF/TIGER Accuracy Improvement Program~ Craig Best, US Census Bureau
  • USGS Implementation of The National Map in Minnesota~ Ron Wencl, USGS
  • The National Map; Not Just Another Pretty Face~ Kari Craun, USGS

Session 9 - Web Mapping

  • Map Services: So What About Them?~ Mark Kotz, MetroGIS
  • The UGLI Viewer: A Visual Aid for Looking at the Past and Present Landscape of the Upper Great Lakes~ Pericles Nacionales, University of Minnesota
  • Internet Mapping - Is it worth the cost?~ Mark Sloan, Clay County

Session 10 - Remote Sensing

  • A Comprehensive Evaluation of IFSARElevation Data Against LiDAR and GPS Data for National Flood Modeling in England and Wales~ Alistair Strachan, Intermap Technologies
  • Impervious Surface Mapping and Change Monitoring Using Landsat Remote Sensing~ Marvin Bauer, University of Minnesota
  • Semi-Rectified Digital Aerial Photography~ Jennifer Ward, Pro-West & Associates

Product Demonstrations

  • Emergency Response Presentation~ Autodesk
  • Mobile GIS~ ESRI

3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 11 - Natural Resources

  • MN DNR Forestry’s Forest Inventory Application~ Bud Kincaid, MN DNR
  • Meeting MS4 Requirements - A Case Study~ Luke Van Santen, MN DNR
  • A Case Study of Watercourse GIS Conversion and Intranet Dissemination~ Sara Ariss, Dakota Intertech

Session 12 - Emergency Management

  • The Use of GIS in the Monticello and Prairie Island Nuclear Exercises~ Onalee Grady-Erickson, LMIC
  • HAZUS in Local Government Emergency Management~ Don Cheney, City of St Paul
  •  I-Site, The City of Minneapolis Emergency Response Program~ Jeff Schroeder, City of Minneapolis

Session 13 - Management Strategies

  • GIS Project Management~ Peter Thum, GeoAnalytics
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Datasets: A Case Study with Contours~ Sarah Midler, Goodhue County
  • Applying GIS to Regional Planning~ Rick Gelbmann, MetroGIS

Session 14 - Web Mapping

  • Scott County’s Internet Mapping~ Dan Pfeffer, Scott County
  • Putting City Data on the Web~ Scott Laursen, Dakota County GIS
  • Carver County’s Web Mapping Using ArcIMS, ArcSDE, SQL Server~ Peter Henschel, Carver County

Session 15 - Field Computing

  • Using ArcPad to Collect Inspection Information About the Regional Wastewater Treatment System~ Mathew McGuire, MetroGIS
  • Integrating GIS into Mobile and Wireless Computing: The Next Generation~ Paul Braun, Varion Systems
  • Using PDA and GPS Devices for Field Data Collection~ Bart Richardson, MN DNR

Product Demonstrations

  • An Overview of the Contiguous Countrywide IFSAR Dataset for the U.S.~ Intermap Technologies
  • What’s New from Trimble Mapping GIS~ Trimble Mapping/GIS Division

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. Beer Tasting Gathering


Wednesday Conference Program

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

8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 16 - Natural Resources

  • A Predictive Logistic Regression Model for Indentifying New Populations of Threatened Species~ Marcel Jouseau
  • Using Real-time GPS to Conduct Aerial Surveys of Wildlife~ Bob Wright, MN DNR; Chris Pouliot, MN DNR; Bob Osborn, MN DNR
  • Estimating the Population and Range of Minnesota’s Wolves~ Steve Benson, MN DNR; John Erb, MN DNR

Session 17 - Emergency Management

  • Fundamentals and the Integration of Spatial Data Resources~ Kathy Liljequest, GeoComm
  • The MN State Profile Project~ Sephen Swazee, U.S. Naval Reserve
  • GIS and Indoor/Outdoor Location-Based Services~ James Beal, DataPlanIT Consulting

Session 18 - Data Management

  • Creating a Realistic GIS Cost Benefit~ Brad Henry, URS
  • Using a Task Force to Promote GIS~ Matthew Johnson, Mid-MN Development Commission
  • Data Sharing, Legal Issues and Liabilities~ William Holland, GeoAnalytics

Session 19 - Web Data Portals

  • Surface Water Quality Data Access~ Tad Schindler, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • The Development of an Economic Development Portal for the Arrowhead Business Connection~ Chris Maddy, The Northspan Group
  • Data Streaming, Web Mapping and Asset Management Systems~ Don Cheney, City of St Paul

Session 20 - Remote Sensing

  • A Billion Points of LiDAR~ Joe Sapletal, Dakota County GIS
  • LiDAR Presentation~ Mike Renslow, Spencer B. Gross

Product Demonstrations

  • Rapid Intregration Toolkit - Web GIS~ Taylor Technologies
  • Server GIS~ ESRI

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:30 am Concurrent Sessions

Session 21 - Natural Resources

  • Exploring the Duluth Streams Website~ Gerald Sjerven, NRRI
  • Hydrologic Changes - A Historical Perspective~ Kevin Kuehner, BNC Water Quality Board
  • NWI Based Wetland Change Analysis Techniques, Fairbanks, Alaska~ David C. Wilson, St Mary’s University

Session 22 - Emergency Management

  • GIS Emergency Preparedness Status Report 2004~ Rick Gelbmann, MetroGIS

Session 23 - Management Strategies

  • Panel Discussion: Role of GIS in IT Enterprises~ Mike Ryan, Minnesota Department of Administration; Commissioner Randy Johnson, Hennepin County; Bill Swing, Wright County

Session 24 - Management Strategies

  • Metadata Can Be Fun~ Linda Tomaselli, GISRDC
  • Bridging the Gap; Communicating GIS to non-GIS Professionals~ Blaine Hackett, GIS Rangers
  • GIS Data and Applications in Transit~ Jason Podany, Metro Transit

Session 25 - Education

  • Demographic Mapping Tools for the 21st Century: Online & Desktop Options~ Jim Ramstrom, LMIC
  • 3rd Annual Public Participation GIS Conference~ Will Craig, University of Minnesota
  • Authentic Research for Students in Grades 7-12~ Becky Rennicke, Perham High School

Product Demonstrations

  • Atlas GDS (Geospatial Decision Support) System~ LMIC

Noon Closing Luncheon (Exhibit Hall closes)

  • Paul Morin will present an introduction to a new visualization technology called GeoWall.

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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