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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


Last Call for Nominations for Governor's Commendation Award

A Governor's Certificate of Commendation is the highest award given to any GIS project in the state. Nominations are now open for 2006 and must be received by June 30, 2006. Awards will be made at the annual conference in St. Cloud.

There are three key criteria for this award. The project must have:

  1. yielded tangible benefits and exceptional results
  2. had a significant impact outside the home organization
  3. furthered at least one of the goals identified in the guiding principles of the Governor's Council on Geographic Information - see

The award is given only to outstanding projects and is not given every year. The value of the product must be documented quantitatively in numbers and qualitatively with testimonials from users.

Details about this program are provided at You will learn how to nominate a project and see an example of a successful nomination.


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