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North Dakota GIS Users Conference - October 11-13, 2011

The North Dakota GIS Users Conference was a successful event with 173 registered attendees from state agencies, counties, cities, higher education, utilities, and the private sector. Approximately 29% of the participants were from higher education, 36% from the private sector, 10% from state agencies, 9% from counties, 11% from federal agencies, 3% from cities, 1% from tribal organizations, and 1% from utilities. 13% of the people were from out of state and 2 were from outside of the U.S. The conference was held at the outstanding Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

The Full GIS Technical Committee meeting was held as a part of the conference, at the beginning. More information can be found in the minutes.

The first keynote presentation was provided by Brian Vanderbilt, Chief, Geospatial Services Branch, USDA-FSA Aerial Photography Field Office Salt Lake City, UT. The second keynote presentation was provided Doug Olsen, Program Director of the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC) at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and by Ho Jin Kim also of UMAC.

Conference Sponsors were:

Gold Sponsors

Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. Bartlett & West Gulf Engineers & Consultants
GIS Workshop Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson North Point Geographic Solutions
Pro-West & Associates, Inc. UND College of Arts & Sciences U.S. Geological Survey

Silver Sponsors

Applied Data Consultants Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. Frontier Precision
Houston Engineering Inc. Intermap Technologies MidAmerica GIS Consortium
Pictometry Tetra Tech

Other Financial Contributors



Session I-A ArcGIS

Session I-B Remote Sensing

Session I-C Water Issues/Flooding

Session I-D Agriculture

Session II-A ArcGIS

Session II-B Land Management

Session II-C Water Issues/Flooding

Session II-D Federal GIS

Session III-A Transportation

Session III-B Ag & Forestry

Session III-C Flooding/LiDAR

Session III-D Local GIS

Session IV-A ArcGIS

Session IV-B Emergency Response

Session IV-C Water Issues/Flooding

Session IV-D Local GIS

Session V-A Water Issues/Flooding

Session V-B State GIS


Session I-A: Census Data Part A

Session II-A: Census Data Part B

Session II-B: Homeland Infrastructure

Session I-B: ArcGIS in the Field

Session III-A: CAD and GI



Thank You!

The conference co-chairs Bob Nutsch, Greg Vandeberg, and Steve Shivers would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their help and assistance:

We also extend a special thanks to those who spent their valuable time preparing for the presentations, workshops, posters and exhibits...and traveling to Grand Forks to share their ideas with the GIS community. We also want to recognize the sponsors of this conference, their assistance is much appreciated!

We hope to see you at the next North Dakota GIS Users Conference!

Bob Nutsch
GIS Technical Committee
State of North Dakota

Gregory Vandeberg
Department of Geography
University of North Dakota

Stephen Shivers
Liaison to North and South Dakota
U.S. Geological Survey

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