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MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
2006 Conference
Silent Auction
ArcGIS 9 Workshop
Scholarship Committee
2007 Conference in Rochester
Call for Polaris/Lifetime Nominations

DNR's WMA Finder
MnDOT Interactive Basemap
Red River DEM Project

Governor's Council
Call for Governor's Commendation
Call for FY07 Council Members
Parcel Study

Forum on GIS Future
GeoWeb Broadcast
2005 Twin Cities Air Photos
MetroGIS Annual Report

One Call Service
Is Pictometry GIS?
Ortho Use in Western MN
Ortho Use in Southern MN
Emergency Management Training

Higher Education
St. Mary's Update
Airborne Remote Sensing

NRCS Soils Update
NASA Earth Observatory

K-12 Education
Firewise Education

MN Dads at Home
MetroGIS Non-Profit Appts.

Virtual Deer Camp

Other Places
GIS in English Middle School
Gas Prices Mapped
$1000 laptop
Get Rid of Techno Junk


2005 Licensed Air Photos of Twin Cities Now Available
By Tanya Mayer, Metropolitan Council

The Metropolitan Council has licensed spring 2005 aerial photography of the 7-county Twin Cities metropolitan area from Markhurd, Inc. The leaf-off photos were acquired in April 2005 with a digital camera at approximately 20,000 feet at 2 foot resolution.

Color, color-infrared and black-and-white DOQs in MrSID Generation 3 format on DVDs are available to MetroGIS participants only upon completion of a 2005 DOQ license agreement. MetroGIS participants include: all cities, townships, school districts, watershed districts, and counties in the metropolitan area; regional and state agencies; federal government agencies with geospatial activities within the metropolitan area; and any Minnesota academic institution of higher learning.

The MetroGIS 2005 DOQ license, order form and metadata are available at

All others please contact Markhurd for copies at or 763-420-9606.

For additional information, please contact the Regional Data Center at or 651-602-1140.

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