Applied LiDAR Analysis for Forest Inventory and Assessment Workshop

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative at the University of Minnesota is hosting a two-day LIDAR workshop at the Cloquet Forestry Center on October 14-15, 2014.

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WGL golfers descend on River Falls

Thanks to everyone who attended the annual ASPRS Western Great Lakes golf outing at the Kilkarney Hills Golf Club in River Falls, WI!

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ASPRS Dakotas-Minnesota Interstate Technical Meeting

The ASPRS Western Great Lakes and Heartland Regions cordially invite you to “CornView 2014.” All are welcome at this gathering of geospatial professionals where we will hear presentations on the latest trends in remote sensing, camera systems, LiDAR, and more.

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White House Office of Science & Technology Policy releases a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

Today, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) released a National Plan for Civil Earth Observations that aims to maximize the value of observations collected by Federal agencies of the Earth’s land surfaces, oceans, and atmosphere. The Plan is a blueprint for future Federal investments in and strategic partnerships to advance Earth observing systems that help protect life and property, stimulate economic growth, maintain homeland security, and advance scientific research and public understanding. Read the full the National Plan here.

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Congrats to University of Minnesota for winning Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge

In June 2013 as part of The Climate Action Plan, President Obama announced the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help citizens, businesses, and communities makes smart choices in the face of climate change. In an effort to help our President reach this goal, Esri posed this challenge to encourage development of game changing apps that promote climate resilience.  In response to the challenge, the University of Minnesota developed the Minnesota Solar Suitability Analysis app which allows users to identify the optimal location for solar panel installations.  The app […]

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