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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


Mn DNR Introduces WMA Finder
By Steve Benson and Steve Lime, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

DNR staff have recently completed work designed to present Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in a new way to the public on the DNR website. While some narrative information remains to be entered, this release is the result of years of data collection aimed at providing both management data to DNR wildlife managers and recreation information to the public. Wildlife staff and DNR web staff worked together to present data through a web application that allows the public to find WMAs easily and to view recreation and vegetation information. The new "WMA Finder" can be found on the main page of the WMA site, 

The tool allows the public to locate WMAs by name, by county, by recreation choice and even by whether or not wheelchair accessible facilities are available. Clicking on the name of a WMA opens the link to the homepage for that WMA. The homepage contains narrative information describing the WMA, a link to an interactive map used to display vegetation, parking lots and aerial photos and a link to more detailed information if it exists.

Back on the main page of WMA site, users can also click on a .kmz file to open Google Earth and locate WMAs with that application. The user can pan and zoom to a WMA, then click on either the parking lot or name of the unit and open a link to the homepage for that WMA.

Contact Steve Benson at or Steve Lime at for more information.

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