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Master of Geographic Information Science
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Master of Geographic Information Science

Alumni

Jessica Deegan

“The MGIS program really caters to students at many different points in their careers, and embraces individual needs. My early career shift from community development to GIS was enhanced by building on my existing skills rather than starting afresh. Being comfortable in applying GIS to community development as well as the technical aspects of GI Science gave me an edge in my job search.”

Jessica Deegan
MGIS 2004 GIS Coordinator/ Research Specialist, MN Housing Finance Agency

Alumni News

  • 2014 MGIS Graduate Job Hires and Changes

    Congratulations to our recent graduates and others who have changed jobs in 2014 as they establish and maintain successful careers in the GIS profession!

    Gayatri Alapati (2013) currently works for General Electric Oil and Gas as a GIS programming consultant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    Patrick Baldwin (2012) is now a GIS Specialist at Flat Rock Geographics in St. Paul, MN. This GIS consulting company was founded by two MGIS grads, Blaine Hackett (2001) and Paul Wickman (2007).

    Justin Bakken (2011) has been promoted to GIS Specialist at Natural Resource Group, LLC.

    Corey Betchwars (2014) has been hired as a Research/GIS Analyst for the City of St. Paul's Planning and Economic Development Office.

    Tom Chambers (2012) has been hired as a GIS Specialist with Goodhue County in Minnesota.

    Kyle Chester (2010) has changed positions at Xcel Energy and is now a Solutions Consultant.

    Tony Drollinger (2010) has the new title of Commuter Programs Specialist at Metro Transit in the Twin Cities.

    Stephen Dunning (2004) has been promoted to Director of Strategy and Business Development at the Chronic Disease Research Group of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.

    Josh Dunsmoor (2013) has taken a new position as a GIS Analyst with Steel Shire Design in Minnesota.

    Keith Erickson (2012) is now a Geospatial Software Engineer with Digital Globe in Golden, Colorado.

    Kim Gorman (2008) has added Program Manager to her job title of Senior Project Manager/GIS Specialist at Tetra Tech.

    Ben Gosack (2014) is a GIS Analyst with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

    Jenny Immich (2010) completed her doctoral degree in Anthropology and is now a GIS Teaching Fellow at Middlebury College in Vermont.

    Chacko Jacob (2009) has been promoted to Vice President of Global Technology and Business at Farmers Edge in Calgary, Canada.

    Tim Jacobson (2010) is now a Network Engineer with Frontier Communications in Burnsville, Minnesota.

    Kris Johnson (2013) and his family are moving to Duluth, Minnesota where Kris has been hired as a GIS Developer at North Point GIS.

    Brad Johnston (2013) has been hired at Carver County as a GIS Specialist.

    John Koenigs (2011) is now a Help Desk Representative at Cityworks, Azteca Systems, Inc. in West Bend, Wisconsin.

    Yiwen Li (2014) works as a Community GIS Research Specialist at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

    Fukhrudin Maalim (2014) is a Research Analyst at the National Centre for Food Protection and Defense in St. Paul, MN.

    Molly Martin (2011) has been hired as the GIS Principal with St. Louis County, Minnesota.

    Molly McDonald (2014) has a position with Rainbow Tree Care as a GIS/GPS Analyst.

    Matt McLees (2013) now works as a Senior GIS Analyst at Scott County in Minnesota.

    Mike Mommsen (2013) works for Historical Information Gatherers as a researcher and developer in Hopkins, Minnesota.

    Tony Monsour (2012) now works as a GIS Analyst for Scott County along with fellow MGIS graduate, Matt McLees.

    Stephen Palka (2014) was hired as a GIS Analyst with Innovate!, Inc. and will work as a contractor to the USGS and EROS Data Center.

    Greg Schulz (2010) is now a GIS Developer with Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Prakash Singh (2011) has transitioned to a new position with Blu Homes as a Full Stack Software Engineer in San Francisco, California.

    Tom Swanson (2007) has moved from New York and is now the Deputy Geographic Information Officer for Architecture and Planning at the City of Philadelphia.

    Zeb Thomas (2012) has been promoted to GIS Data Systems Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

    Noel Peterson (2011) has been promoted to Associate Analyst at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

    Jesse Reinhardt (2007) has been promoted to GIS Business Services Lead at the Hennepin County GIS Office.

    Matt Taraldsen (2013) has been hired as a Severe Weather Research Associate at the National Weather Service Warning Decision Training Branch in Norman, Oklahoma.

    Lucas Winzenburg (2013) has secured a position at the University of Minnesota working as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Polar Geospatial Center and U-Spatial.

    February 12th, 2014
  • Hansen and Mueller receive 2013 MN GIS/LIS Consortium's Polaris Leadership Awards

    Catherine Hansen, MGIS Faculty member, and Jane Mueller, MGIS graduate, have been recognized as the 2013 Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium's Polaris Leadership Award winners. The award recognizes active, established leaders in the geospatial profession who demonstrate a beacon of energy and creativity that inspires and guides the Minnesota GIS community. Congratulations to both Catherine and Jane for this achievement and many thanks for their devotion and contributions to the GIS community!

    September 30th, 2013

 

Capstone Projects and Current Positions

1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

1999
Sonja Johnson
December 1999
Spatial Analysis of Waterfowl Production Areas in the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District
Current Position: Web Analyst/Project Manager, US Bank Corporation, Minnesota
Aaron Timbo
December 1999
Predicting Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Study Participation Rates for Minnesota Zip Codes
Current Position: Software Engineer, Bloom Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2000
Victor Barnett
May 2000
Distance Related Error Effects on Interpolated Surface Air Temperatures for the United States
Current Position: Engineering Technician Assistant, City of Saint Paul, MN
Todd Brenningmeyer
May 2000
A Method for Analyzing Extant Architectural Remains using Space Syntax and GIS Techniques
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Art History, Maryville University
Aimee Donahue
June 2000
A Reconstruction of Population and Industry in the Near North Neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN, 1940-1990
Current Position: Independent GIS Consultant, North Branch, Minnesota
Peter Henschel
May 2000
Carver County’s Parcel Process: Conversion from AutoCAD to GIS
Current Position: GIS Supervisor, Carver Co., Minnesota
Daphne Karypis
June 2000
Find Your Watershed Activity for the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Map Lab
Current Position: Management Analyst/Field Data Manager, USAID, Afghanistan
Shandy Bittle
May 2000
Master of Geographic Information Science Programs: A Resource for the Prospective Student
Current Position: State GIS Specialist, USDA/NRCS, Nebraska
Jeffrey Matson
June 2000
Exploring Spatial Methodologies in Environmental Risk Assessment
Current Position: GIS Project Coordinator, Minneapolis Neighborhood Information System, Minnesota
Sandra Paddock
June 2000
Developing a Customized Editing Application for the Creation of a Protected Waters Inventory GIS Layer
Current Position: Business Analyst & Project Management Consultant, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jason Seifert
August 2000
NASA Cold Land Processes Mission (EX-7) Colorado Field Experiment: Digital Atlas
Current Position: GIS Technician/Research Analyst, Spatial Ecosystem Analysis Lab (SEALAB), Juneau, Alaska
Brian Sorbel
June 2000
Landsat TM Fire Mapping, Yellowstone National Park, 1989-1999: Developing a Repeatable, Standardized Method to Map Large Fire Disturbances
Current Position: GIS Specialist, National Park Service, Alaska
Sathyan Srinivasan
January 2000
Regression Analysis of the Relationship between Spatial Variables and Property Values in the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood of St. Paul, MN
Current Position: Senior Program Manager, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon
2001
Dax Bennett
February 2001
GIS and the Internet: Exploring Public Participation in the Planning Process
Current Position: Ryan Media, Minnesota
Jay Bennett
July 2001
Using Digital Orthophotos to Map Gas Facilities with Smallworld GIS
Current Position: GIS Programmer/Analyst, Center Point Energy Minnegasco, Minnesota
Brian Fischer
May 2001
Developing a GIS Website (Interactive Watershed)
Current Position: GIS Programmer/Web Developer, Houston Engineering, Minnesota
Wei-Hsin Fu
June 2001
A Benchmark for Spatial Database Teaching
Current Position: GIS Specialist/Lab Instructor, Carleton College, Minnesota
Blaine Hackett
June 2001
Internet Mapping: A Welfare-to-Work Application
Current Position: GIS Consultant, Flat Rock Geographics, St. Paul, Minnesota
Andrea Swansby
August 2001
Implementation of a Geographic Information System at the Minnesota Department of Revenue
Current Position: Director of Information, Financial planning firm, Wisconsin
Nancy Wiens
May 2001
Conversion of Smallworld Data to Arc/Info 8.0 Data: A Case Study
Current Position: GIS Specialist, Center Point Energy Minnegasco, Minnesota
2002
Nathan Heinert
December 2002
Applying Landsat TM and IKONOS Satellite Imagery to Estimate Impervious Surface Percentage for Environmental Modeling
Current Position: Meteorologist, National Weather Service, North Dakota
Wesley Hellevik
February 2002
Three-Dimensional Visualization of Geographic Information Systems Data: Contemporary Technologies Demonstrated Within Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range
Current Position: Technology Coordinator, City of Waseca, Minnesota
Fuad Hudali
December 2002
Using a Web-Based Map Server for Soils Data Dissemination
Current Position: Web and Database Specialist , UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Jerusalem
Amy Jeu
September 2002
Using GIS and Ancillary Data to Create Population Dot Maps of Minnesota
Current Position: GeoScience College Laboratory Technician & Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Geography, Hunter College, New York
Vijay Nangia
July 2002
A Pilot Study With GIS to Determine the Effect of Community Level Variables on Smoking Prevalence Among Teenagers in the State of Minnesota
Current Position: Data Analytics Manager, Caterpillar, Minnesota
Joel Nelson
June 2002
Removal of a Yellowstone Lake Exotic Species: Utilizing GIS and Remote Sensing to Facilitate the Rescue of Native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
Current Position: Information Technology Specialist – GIS, Soil and Landscape Analysis Lab, Dept. of Soil, Water, & Climate, University of Minnesota
Karin van Ewijk
December 2002
Analysis of Landscape Changes in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area from 1986 to 1998 using Landsat TM Classifications and Landscape Metrics
Current Position: Doctoral candidate, Queen’s University, Canada
2003
Geoffrey Holden
December 2003
Detecting Oak Wilt in Eagan, Minnesota Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery
Current Position: Forest GIS Coordinator and Resource Information Manager, USDA Forest Service, New Mexico
Shane Pittman
September 2003
GIS and the Internet: Tools for Neighborhood Access to Information
Current Position: Supervisor, Spatial Data, Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
Michael Plante
September 2003
A GIS-Based Terrain Analysis of Surface Water Runoff for Potential Groundwater Recharge Estimation in Closed Depressional Basins-Arden Hills Army Training Site, Arden Hills, Minnesota
Current Position: Senior Hydrogeologist, Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc., Minnesota
Sanjay Rane
August 2003
Comparison of Stream Slope Estimation: Automated and Semi-Automated GIS Methods
Current Position: Information Management & GIS Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Nairobi, Kenya
Xiaoting Sun
October 2003
Comparison of Pixel-based and Object-oriented Approaches to Land Cover Classification Using High-resolution IKONOS Satellite Data
Current Position: Independent GIS Consultant, Minnesota
Suteera Wiseskul
February 2003
Implementing the Minnesota Mapping System for the John R. Borchert Map Library Using ArcGIS and VBA
Current Position: GIS Specialist, National Pollution Control Agency of Thailand
Fei Yuan
July 2003
Land Use Change and Urban Growth Analysis in Lake Country Scenic Byway Using GIS Spatial Analysis and Land Transformation Modeling
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Geography, Mankato State University, Minnesota
2004
Andrea Bergman
May 2004
Using Aerial Photography for Measuring Historic Lake Level Change: Investigating Long Lost Lake, Clearwater County,MN
Current Position: GIS Specialist, MN Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Minnesota
Robert Bowen
June 2004
Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Evaluate Temporal Changes in Minnesota's Wetlands
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Marcelle Caturia
July 2004
MN Watersheds Online: Applying the Selection Process of Cartographic Generalization to an Interactive Mapping Web Site
Current Position: GIS Analyst, Portland Metro, Portland, Oregon
Hsin-Fang Chang
August 2004
Creating a Land Use Model in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Using Binomial Logistic Regression Analysis
Current Position: GIS Analyst, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jeffery Coate
April 2004
Developing a Framework for Data Access via the Web: Objectives and Implications of the Wright County Spatial Data Sharing Network
Current Position: GIS Analyst, 3M Spatial Services, Minnesota
Jessica Deegan
August 2004
Exploring Spatial and Socio-Economic Patterns of Residential Mobility among Elementary School Children
Current Position: GIS Coordinator/Research Specialist, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Stephan Dunning
February 2004
Using Internet GIS Technology for Presenting and Distributing ESRD Data: Development of the USRDS RenDer System
Current Position: Director of Strategy & Business Development, Chronic Disease Research Group, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Richard Morey
October 2004
Altering Individual Perception of the Impact of Road Construction on Personal Mobility Using GIS
Current Position: Assistant Director, Surveying and Mapping Section, Office of Land Management, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
Brian Mueller
September 2004
Archaeological Site Prediction Modeling: A Comparison of Two Multicriteria Evaluation Models Developed for the Canyon Pintado National Historic District
Current Position: GIS Analyst, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC
Viju Thomas
September 2004
Undertaking Site Specific Farming Using Soilteq GIS (SGIS) to Determine Efficient Fertilizer Requirement and Profit Calculation
Current Position: Project Manager, AGCO Corporation, Newton, Kansas
Matthew Vavra
August 2004
Exploring the Gray Wolf/Habitat Interface in Northern Minnesota Through Spatial Correlation Analysis
Current Position: GIS/Natural Resources Specialist, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Colorado
2005
Cheyee Chen
November 2005
Analysis of Water Quality Complaints in the St. Paul Water Distribution System Using GIS
Current Position: GIS Specialist, City of Fullerton, Fullerton, California
Jon Michael Engels
June 2005
Wolves in Minnesota: Developing a Spatially Explicit Model for Determining Abundance and Dispersal
Current Position: Data Analyst, AudaExplore, Eagan, Minnesota
Peter Giencke
December 2005
An Open Source, Web-based Data Distribution System for the National Historical GIS Project
Current Position: GIS Specialist, Google Inc., Mountain View, California
John Mackiewicz
March 2005
A Knowledge Based Approach to Metadata Repository Design for Spatial Decision Support Systems
Current Position: Senior GIS Project Manager, WSB & Associates, Minnesota
Manjula Nandiraju
January 2005
An Empirical Study of Two Simplification Algorithms for Cartographic Generalization
Current Position: Park Planner/Engineer II, Planning and Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, Maryland
Bryan Pittman
December 2005
A GIS Approach to Evaluate the Relationship Between Growing Season Length and Climate Change
Current Position: GIS Specialist, WSB Engineering, Golden Valley, Minnesota
Jindong Wu
October 2005
Assessment and correction of the effects of topography-induced illumination variations on QuickBird imagery in an undulant area
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Geography, California State University, Fullerton
2006
Mark Andrle
January 2006
A Housing and Property Condition Survey Utilizing GIS for Data Collection and Analysis for the City of New Brighton, Minnesota
Current Position: GIS Specialist, City of New Brighton, New Brighton, Minnesota
Sarun Apichontrakul
October 2006
DEM Modification for Hydrologic Analysis: Methods to Modify DEMs for Modeling Local Terrain to Account for the Hydrologic Affects of Roads, Ditches and Culverts
Current Position: ColdFusion Developer (Server side programming and web development), Logitech, Vermont, California
Julie Beitler
May 2006
Developing an Internet GIS Site for a Volunteer Organization: A Pilot Project for Dakota County’s Wetland Health Evaluation Program
Current Position: Engineering Coordinator, CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota
Thomas Breed
January 2006
  • Plan B Paper: GIS in History: Spatial Patterns of Settlement Among Chinese Prostitutes in 1880 California
  • Plan B Paper: Spatial Data Mining and Geographic Data
  • Plan B Poster: Spatial Patterns of Settlement Among Chinese Prostitutes in 1880 California
    Current Position: GIS Data Engineer, Google Inc., Mountain View, California
Rebecca Colwell
May 2006
Measuring Quality of Life with Geographic Information Systems: Moving Beyond Part One Crimes
Current Position: GIS Analyst, Chicago, Illinois
Hugh Dittrich
June 2006
Fuzzy Modeling to Combine Environmental and Cognitive Factors in Archaeological Prediction
Current Position: GIS Analyst, DCSE Consulting, Aliso Viejo, California
Jessica Fendos
May 2006
GIS-enabled Hedonic Modeling: Measuring Airport Noise Effects on Residential Housing Property Value and Hedonic Modeling
Current Position: ArcGIS Server System Administrator, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Karl Hillstrom
June 2006
Access in the Twin Cities Metro Area Transit Dependent Communities: An Analysis of Express and Local Limited Bus Service and Bus Shelter Placement
Current Position: GIS Specialist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Eric Myott
May 2006
Land and Street Measures of Urban Sprawl for Regional Planning in Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area
Current Position: GIS Analyst, Institute for Race and Poverty, UMN
Vinay Nangia
October 2006
Evaluation of GIS-Based Watershed Modeling Approach for Sediment Transport
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ganapathy Narayanaraj
September 2006
Predicting Hemlock Density Using Terrain Variables
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Crystal Phillips-Mustain
February 2006
Historical Surface Hydrology of Nicollet County, Minnesota and Proximity Analysis of Known Archaeological Sites Near the Historical Swan Lake Shoreline Circa 1854-1858
Current Position: GIS Manager, City of Palm Bay, Florida
Jim Platt
January 2006
Conceptual Data Modeling in GIS: A Review of Model Notations Used in GIS with Application in a Severe Weather Event Message System
Current Position: Conservation Data Node Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Minnesota
Chad Riley
June 2006
Using Fuzzy Modeling for Spatial Land Use Classification of Urban Areas in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
Current Position: GIS Analyst, Carver Co., Minnesota
Jake Schwietering
May 2006
Implementing GPS and GIS to Improve Golf Course Management at Smaller Golf Courses: A Pilot Project for Meadowbrook Golf Course in Hopkins, MN
Current Position: Engineering Coordinator, CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota
Jeff Walsh
May 2006
Enhancing Geomorphic Data for the Glacial Lake Agassiz Region of MN: Can Major Beach Ridges Formed by Glacial Lake Agassiz be Mapped Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques?
Current Position: GIS Specialist, Foth and Van Dyke, Minnesota
2007
Sara (Dolan) Sanchez
December 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Assessing Health Care Accessibility for Single Mothers and Low-Income Families in Brooklyn, New York
  • Plan B Paper: Addressing Steps and Common Challenges in Implementing a GIS Project Using a Case Example of Visualizing Gun Permit Applications in the State of Minnesota
  • Plan B Poster: Do Socioeconomic or Demographic Factors Correlate with the Physical Location of Army Recruiting Offices?
    Current Position: Product Engineer, ESRI, Redlands, California
Jacqueline Hamilton
January 2007
UMORE Park and GIS Development: A Study on the Collection and Creation of Geographic Information
Current Position: Geologic Information Specialist, MN Geological Survey, Minnesota
Ingibjorg Jakobsdottir
June 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Mapping 1880 Settlement Patterns in the Twin Cities Metro Counties based on Enumeration Districts
  • Plan B Paper: Geodemographic Systems and Privacy
  • Plan B Poster: Global Internet Usage, 1996-2004
    Current Position: GIS Consultant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ryan Koehnen
December 2007
Building an Automated Generalization Framework: A Case Study of the NHGIS Census Database Generalization Using .NET and ESRI ArcObjects
Current Position: GIS Analyst, WindLogics, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
Tami Maddio
May 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Planning for GIS: Creating a New System Design and Implementation Plan for a Municipal Public Works Enterprise GIS
  • Plan B Paper: GIS and Municipal Public Works: Data Uses and Applications
  • Plan B Poster: Municipal Storm Water Management
    Current Position: Senior GIS Specialist, Public Works Dept., City of Eagan, Minnesota
Eric Marquardt
September 2007
Improving Construction Project Data Dissemination with ArcIMS
Current Position: GIS Project Manager, Walgreens, Chicago, Illinois
Jason Menard
March 2007
Via Revisted: Least-Cost Modeling of the Ravenglass-Ambleside Roman Road, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Current Position: GIS Instructional Technologist, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
Nishi Mishra
December 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Spatio-Temporal Geographic Information Systems
  • Plan B Paper: Google Earth as a Web Mapping/GIS Application: A Technical Review
  • Plan B Poster: Expanding Cities or Shrinking Agricultural Fields: A GIS Analysis of Urban Sprawl
    Current Position: Database Analyst, Database Services, ESRI,, Redlands, California
Lawrence Peters, Jr.
February 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Temporal GIS in Urban Applications: An Approach to Incorporate Time for Urban-based Applications
  • Plan B Paper: The Deluge: Housing Damage in Selected Neighborhoods of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
  • Plan B Poster: The Flooding of New Orleans
    Current Position: Independent GIS Consultant, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Jesse Reinhardt
December 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Connecting Cartographic Principles with GIS User Documentation
  • Plan B Paper: Mplace to Place: Linking People to Places in Minneapolis, A Web Map Concept
  • Plan B Poster: Exploring Land Use Change in Hennepin County, Minnesota
    Current Position: GIS Business Services Lead, GIS Office, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Ralph Rye
December 2007
Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Soil and Vegetation Data from Central Minnesota for 1975-2006
Current Position: Independent GIS and Statistical Consultant , Minneapolis, Minnesota
Damon Sather
July 2007
Using a Digital Elevation Model and Ground Truth Points in a GIS to Generalize Suitable Channel Gradient for Lake Sturgeon Spawning
Current Position: Senior GIS Analyst, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Chicago, Illinois
Lise Schmidt
April 2007
Re-creating Kansas: Constructing Historical County Boundaries for the National Historical Geographic Information System
Current Position: Attorney, St. Paul, Minnesota
Tom Swanson
December 2007
  • Plan B Paper: Extending the Geographic Information System Capabilities of Agent-Based Models
  • Plan B Paper: Participatory-Based Multi-Agent Simulations: A Literature Review
  • Plan B Poster: Minnesota's Original Public Land Survey Plat Maps: A Source for Historical Hydrological Features
    Current Position: Deputy Geographic Information Officer, Architecture and Planning Department, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Vick
January 2007
A Case-Based Exploration of the Intra-Organizational Issues of County GIS Cadastres
Current Position: Research Fellow, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota
Paul Wickman
December 2007
  • Plan B Paper: GIS-Enabled Agent-Based Modeling for Land Use and Land Cover Change Simulation
  • Plan B Paper: Estimating Impervious Surface Area for Hydrologic Modeling Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery
  • Plan B Poster: Minnesota DNR Shoreline Habitat Restoration GIS
    Current Position: Vice President and CTO, Flat  Rock Geographics, St. Paul, Minnesota
2008
David Bryson
May 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Retail Location Decisions and GIS
  • Plan B Paper: GIS Solutions for Small Business and Community Groups
  • Plan B Poster: Wealth and Income in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, 1980-2000
    Current Position: Solutions Engineer, ESRI, Broomfield, Colorado
Elizabeth Fairley
May 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Participatory GIS in the Development of Urban Informal Settlements
  • Plan B Paper: GIS Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Plan B Poster: Disparities in Educational Access in Tanzania: Do Current Goals Reflect Urgent Needs?
    Current Position: Geospatial Data Seward & Metadata Custodian, Geospatial Agency, Washington DC Metro Area
James Gonsoski
November 2008
  • Plan B Paper: A Spatial Analysis of Wild Rice Coverage on Rice Lake, Aitkin County, MN from 1983 to 2004
  • Plan B Paper: Wetland Detection and Mapping with High Resolution Imagery
  • Plan B Poster: Land Cover Classification with High Resolution Satellite Imagery
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Metropolitan Council, Twin Cities, Minnesota
Kim Gorman
December 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Combining GIS with Mulit-criteria Evaluation Techniques in Landfill Siting Applications: A review
  • Plan B Paper: A Comparison of Surface Interpolation Techniques with IDRISI Andes and ArcGIS: A case study in modeling environmental soil contamination
  • Plan B Poster: Planning Ahead: Analyzing Resource Conflicts to Define Recreational Suitability Using GIS
    Current Position: Senior Project Manager/Program Manager/GIS Specialist, TetraTech/EMI, Bloomington, Minnesota
Justin Hansen
May 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Multimodal Spatial Networks in GIS-T: Approaches and Implementations
  • Plan B Paper: ESRI's New Cartographic Representations: An Attempt at Replacing Outside Vector Graphics Editors
  • Plan B Poster: History of Segregation in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: A GIS Perspective
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, WSB & Associates, Minnesota
Kevin Horne
December 2008
National Historical GIS--Historical Counties: Visualizing Change with Tracking Analyst
Current Position: GIS Analyst , Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota
Erin Kees
April 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Towards a National Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) for Improved Coastal Zone Management
  • Plan B Paper: Using SEBAL to Estimate Actual Evapotranspiration
  • Plan B Poster: Integrating Three-Dimensional Visualization into Geography Education
    Current Position: Supervisor, Ancillary Programs Group, Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
James Lind
May 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Suitability in Minnesota's Savanna State Forest: A GIS Model for Environmental Sustainability
  • Plan B Paper: Applications and Techniques for Managing Forest Ecosystems with GIS
  • Plan B Poster: Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Suitability in Minnesota's Savanna State Forest
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Andrew Miller
December 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Geographic Information Systems and Vehicle Routing
  • Plan B Paper: Designing and Implementing a Spatial Database Data Model for an Electric Distribution Utility
  • Plan B Poster: Evacuation Planning and GIS
    Current Position: Engineering Analyst, Dakota Electric Association, Farmington, Minnesota
Anne Morris
January 2008
The Use of Geographical Information Systems for Conservation in Agriculture
Current Position: Project Manager, Historical Information Gatherers, Inc., Hopkins, Minnesota
Andres Munoz
August 2008
  • Plan B Paper: Spatial Network Algorithms and Data Model Improvements
  • Plan B Paper: Developing a Mulitmodal Spatial Network Prototype Using ArcGIS 9.2
  • Plan B Poster: Digital Terrain Models Created From Sub-Metric GPS Point Information (An Alternative Methodology for Small Areas)
    Current Position: GIS Consultant, Colombia, South America
Babajide Odulana
September 2008
  • Plan B Paper: GIS in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production: Applications and Concepts
  • Plan B Paper: Technical Review of Geographic Mapping of Avian Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) on the Internet
  • Plan B Poster: Geographic Analysis of the Current Trend of Avian Influenza
    Current Position: GIS Analyst, City of Memphis, TN
Nicole Paripovich
June 2008
Using GIS to Analyze Trends in Remotely Sensed Vegetation Greeness
Current Position: Account Executive, ESRI, Minnesota
Zhuo (Joe) Song
January 2008
Analysis of Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Urban Land Use and Land Cover Changes from 1986 to 1998: A Cellular Modeling and GIS Approach
Current Position: Consultant (System Integration for Utility/Smart Grid Service/Transmission & Distribution Asset Management), Accenture, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jason Thyen
August 2008
Data Representation Methods for Electric Distribution: A Case Study Assessment of Xcel Energy's Various Mapping Platforms
Current Position: GIS Coordinator , Maine Turnpike Authority, Freeport, Maine
Yongli Xu
August 2008
  • Plan B Paper: GIS Application for Campus Crime Prevention on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
  • Plan B Paper: Using GIS to Analyze Day Care Services in Saint Paul, MN
  • Plan B Poster: Asian Community Services in Minneapolis
    Current Position: Independent Consultant , West Lafayette, Indiana
2009
Nathan Aamot
May 2009

Reviewing Local Government Internet GIS and DataView Online: A Software-as-a-Service Internet GIS Application Evaluation and Upgrade Project
Current Position: Solutions Engineer, ESRI, Minnesota

Clay Austin
December 2009
  • Plan B Paper: Distributing GIS Functionality Over the World Wide Web: A Technical Review of Web Mapping and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Tagged Fish Reporter
  • Plan B Paper: A Review of the Role of GIS and Spatial Analysis for Social Research
  • Plan B Poster: Go By Bike!
    Current Position: Software Engineer, Cray, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
Thomas Goerger
December 2009
  • Plan B Paper: GIS in Emergency Management: How GIS Can Improve Disaster Relief and Recovery
  • Plan B Paper: The Brooklyn Hospital Project: An Exercise Utilizing Mapserver and the Google Maps API
  • Plan B Poster: Hazardous Waste Routing and Public Safety in GIS
    Current Position: Data Security System Administrator, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chacko Jacob
December 2009
National Spatial Data Infrastructure: An Indian Perspective
Current Position: Vice President of Global Technology and Business Development, Farmers Edge, Calgary, Canada
Rachel Jordan
December 2009
  • Plan B Paper: Interactive Visualization Applications for Hydrologic Data
  • Plan B Paper: ArcPad 8.0 in Emergency Management
  • Plan B Poster: Restoration of Riparian Habitat in Western South Dakota
    Current Position: Independent GIS Analyst, Montana
Michael Kasel
December 2009
  • Plan B Paper: Proactive Maintenance and Increased Efficiency in Utility Management: City of Rosemount Streetlight Inventory Project
  • Plan B Paper: From Data Collection to Digital Reality: Mobile GIS and Beyond
  • Plan B Poster: Impacts of Impervious Area on Water Quality: A Preliminary Study for a Rapidly Developing Community
    Current Position: Senior GIS Analyst, AudaExplore, Eagan, Minnesota
Len Kne
April 2009
  • Plan B Paper: Visualization Techniques for Web Mapping Applications: The Importance of Usability
  • Plan B Paper: A Technical Review of Mapbender: Open Source Web Mapping Software
  • Plan B Poster: Minnesota Interactive Internet Mapping Project
    Current Position: U-Spatial Associate Director, University of Minnesota
2010
Brian Behling
September 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Prediction and Simulation Models in Spatial and Non-Spatial Contexts
  • Plan B Paper: Cellular Automata Algorithms and Idrisi Macro Models: Novel Approaches to Incorporate Blight and Gentrification into Urban Development Models
  • Plan B Poster: Direct Line of Sight Analysis for Metro Area Wimax Installations
    Current Position: GIS Software Developer, Premier Geospatial, Arvada, Colorado
Kyle Chester
December 2010
  • Plan B Paper: A Sense of Community: A Literature Review on Using GIS to Evaluate, Identify, and Tackle Challenges Presented by Urban Areas
  • Plan B Paper: Geospatial Digital Whiteboard: A Low-Cost Two-Way Communication Tool
  • Plan B Poster: Minneapolis Per Capita Income, Race and Travel Time to Employment
    Current Position: Solutions Consultant, Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, MN
Brendan Dischinger
May 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Cellular Automata in Ecology
  • Plan B Paper: Comparing the Genetic Algorithm for Rule-Set Prediction and Artificial Neural Networks
  • Plan B Poster: Modeling Changes in Moose Range Due to Heat Stress: 2009 to 2099
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, United Water, Oradell, New Jersey
Tony Drollinger
September 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Myths and Monsters in Historical Maps
  • Plan B Paper: Using GIS to Prioritize Areas for Habitat Restoration at the St. Croix Wetland Management District
  • Plan B Poster: Spatiotemporal Patterns in St. Paul's Multifamily Recycling Program
    Current Position: Commuter Programs Specialist, Metro Transit, MN
Alyssa Erickson
May 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Affordable Housing in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
  • Plan B Paper: Power, Participation and Sustainability in Participatory GIS
  • Plan B Poster: Who Swung Ghana's 2008 Presidential Election?
    Current Position: Data Analyst, Hardwick-Day, MN
Michael Foster
December 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Accessible Mapping: Web and Mobile Map Design for the Vision Impaired
  • Plan B Paper: Assessment of Voluteered Geographic Information: Comparison Between OpenStreetMap and TIGER Centerlines
  • Plan B Poster: Building a Campus GIS Basemap: Exploring Interoperability Between Adobe Illustrator and ESRI ArcGIS
    Current Position: GIS/Data Visualization/Graphics Specialist, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sara Franck
March 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Predictive Modeling Use in Archaeology
  • Plan B Paper: Web Mapping in the Archaeological Community
  • Plan B Poster: Remote Sensing Application for Quarry Location Near Ancient Messene, Greece
    Current Position: Doctoral Candidate , Anthropology, University of Minnesota
Kami Gish
June 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Utilizing GIS in Mapping, Managing, Modeling and Analyzing Criminal Incidents
  • Plan B Paper: A Technical Review of ESRI ArcPad 7.0.1
  • Plan B Poster: Reported Crimes Throughout Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro
    Current Position: Business Analyst, Delta Airlines E-Commerce Team, Delta Global Staffing, Minnesota
John Hackett
January 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Global Warming: The Effects of Population, Urban Sprawl, and Modeling
  • Plan B Paper: Utilizing GIS to Assign Displaced Customers to Store Locations
  • Plan B Poster: Using ArcGIS Business Analyst to Reconstruct Market Areas in Indianapolis, Indiana
    Current Position: GIS Analyst, Sonus Corp., Minnesota
Drew Hanson
May 2010
  • Plan B Paper: A Comparison of Spatial Analysis Tools in ArcGIS and GeoDa using San Diego County TIGER Data
  • Plan B Paper: The Ethical Implications of Geosurveillance
  • Plan B Poster: Analyzing Density Growth in the San Diego, California Region from 1990 to 2000
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Golder Associates, Seattle, Washington
Eric Hanson
December 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Examination of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP) in Spatial Epidemiology
  • Plan B Paper: Evaluation and Comparison of Local Cluster Identification Techniques inSaTScan and ArcGIS
  • Plan B Poster: Constructing a Geovisual Framework for the Examination of Correlation: Carcinogenic Point Source Emissions and Poverty Rates
    Current Position: Senior IT Specialist-GIS, Hennepin County
Brad Herried
December 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Assessment of Voluteered Geographic Information: Comparison Between OpenStreetMap and TIGER Centerlines
  • Plan B Paper: 3D Anaglyph Map Creation, Use and Understanding for Terrain Representation
  • Plan B Poster: Visualizing Antarctica's Dry Valleys: Three Dimensional Perspectives with Fledermaus and Anaglyph Maps
    Current Position: Lead Cartographer/Web Developer, Polar Geospatial Center, Minneapolis, MN
Yaling Huang
May 2010
  • Plan B Paper: A Web-based Mapping Application for Minnesota's Local Food Systems
  • Plan B Paper: GIS Interoperability--Semantic Problems
  • Plan B Poster: GIS Use in Prairie Restoration at Wild River State Park, MN
    Current Position: Independent GIS consultant, Minneapolis, MN
Jenny Immich
May 2010
  • Plan B Paper: GIS Applications in Archaeology: Case Studies in Spatial Statistics
  • Plan B Paper: Average Nearest Neighbor Pattern Analysis in Archaeology: A Technical Review
  • Plan B Poster: Topographies of Death: A GIS Analysis of Burial Landscapes in Iron Age Austria
    Current Position: GIS Teaching Fellow, Middlebury College, Vermont
Tim Jacobson
December 2010
  • Plan B Paper: A Spatial Statistical Analysis of Church Attender Residences
  • Plan B Paper: GIS Methods in Spatial Demographic Research
  • Plan B Poster: A Spatial Statistical Analysis of the 2008 Minnesota General Election
    Current Position: Network Engineer, Frontier Communications, Burnsville, Minnesota
Chiu-Yi Liu
August 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Intelligent Transportation Systems with GIS
  • Plan B Paper: Vehicle Monitoring Based on WebGIS
  • Plan B Poster: Foreign Brides in Taiwan
    Current Position: Project Manager, Lidar Technology Co.
Mark Magnuson
July 2010
Spatial Historical Demography in the Walking City: Using address-rich microdata to observe neighborhood socio-economic stratification in Minneapolis, MN,1848-1881
Current Position: Doctoral candidate, Karlstads universitet, Sweden
Erik Olson
March 2010
  • Plan B Paper: The Information that Drives Model Animals: Individual, Local, and Regional
  • Plan B Paper: Matching Software to Functionality: Describing the Utility of IMAGINE AutoSync
  • Plan B Poster: Extracting Minnesota Native Vegetation Potential From Soil Data Using Agreement with Marschner's Map to Evaluate a Classification of NRCS Data
    Current Position: Fish and Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Greg Schulz
December 2010
  • Plan B Paper: The Twin Cities Retail Atlas: Developing a Web-Based Silverlight Application
  • Plan B Paper: A Review of Trade Area Models Incorporated with the GIS Used in Retail Stie Assessment
  • Plan B Poster: Retail Makeover in Progress: Using GIS to Catalog Twin Cities Retail Centers
    Current Position: GIS Developer, Target Corporation, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Brian Udell
January 2010
  • Plan B Paper: Determining Suitability for a Wastewater Treatment Facility: A Multi-Criteria Evaluation Case Study in Anoka County, Minnesota
  • Plan B Paper: The State of Modern Cellular Automata as a Method of Modeling Urban Growth
  • Plan B Poster: Urban Encroachment in Anoka County
    Current Position: Senior GIS Analyst, Minnesota Department of Revenue
David Zehavi
June 2010
  • Plan B Paper: The Evolution of Transit Ridership Modeling and the Increasing Role of GIS
  • Plan B Paper: Ordinary Least Squares Regression Using ArcGIS and GeoDa
  • Plan B Poster: Interaction of Land Use Patterns and Ridership in Major Transitways
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Historical Information Gatherers, Hopkins, Minnesota
2011
Justin Bakken
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: LiDAR, Orienteering, and Cartography
  • Plan B Paper: The National Map: How the USGS is Leading a Topographic Mapping Revolution
  • Plan B Poster: Tree Inventory Success in Golden Valley, Minnesota
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Natural Resource Group, LLC, Minnesota
Jessica Campbell
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Image Classification Using RGB Clustering and Image Segmentation
  • Plan B Paper: The Ubiquity of Mobile GIS: Issues of Map Design
  • Plan B Poster: Rice Lake Emergent Vegetation Classification
    Current Position: Cartographer, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota
Kelly Carpenter
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Cartographic Visualization: 3D Fly-Over Maps and Virtual Globes
  • Plan B Paper: An Accuracy Assessment of ArcGIS and Idrisi: Inverse Distance Weighting and Kriging Interpolation Methods
  • Plan B Poster: Mapping Human Services: Understanding the Geography of Community-Based Programs in Northwest Hennepin County
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cat Geason
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: The Use of GIS in Subprime Lending and Foreclosure Research
  • Plan B Paper: Translating Hennepin County Recorder's Data Into a GIS
  • Plan B Poster: Bet - Borrowed - Busted! Analysis of 20 Years of County Recorder's Data
    Current Position: Independent GIS consultant, Minnesota
Tim Gladhill
December 2011
  • Plan C Presentation: Network Analyst Applications for Local Governments
  • Plan C Portfolio
  • Current Position: Senior Planner, City of Ramsey, Minnesota
Jason Gottfried
August 2011
  • Plan B Paper: The Globalization of Social Equality: Utilization of GIS in Urban Planning for the Developing World
  • Plan B Paper: Transit Oriented Development Along the Central Corridor
  • Plan B Poster: Is the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District Gentrifying?
    Current Position: Multi-Modal Transportation Planner/GIS Specialist, St. Cloud Area Planning Organization, Minnesota
Heather Hegi
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Underground Infrastructure: Using GIS for Entering, Tracking, and Displaying Tunnel Condition Information
  • Plan B Paper: GIS in Local Government: How GIS is Used to Fulfill Government Duties
  • Plan B Poster: Intelligent Compaction in Road Construction
    Current Position: GIS Technician, City of Golden Valley, Minnesota
Daniel Hess
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: An Overview of Predictive Modeling With a Focus on Land Cover Applications in Northeastern Minnesota
  • Plan B Paper: Append Tiles: A Tool for ArcGIS
  • Plan B Poster: Append Tiles Tool for ArcGIS: An Example Using National Wetlands Inventory Data for Cook County, Minnesota
    Current Position: Independent GIS Consultant, Minnesota
Nhu Hoang
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: GIS in Environmental Design and Planning: Introduction to Sketching Environments in ArcGIS
  • Plan B Paper: BIM, GIS and the Possibilities
  • Plan B Poster: Is There a Correlation Between Shopping Center Size and Highways in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area?
    Current Position: E-4 Specialist, United States Army
Thomas Juntunen
June 2011
  • Plan B Capstone: An Analysis of Lion Attack Risk Data
    Current Position: Research Fellow/GIS Specialist, Polar Geospatial Center, Minneapolis, MN
Don Kilberg
December 2011
  • Plan C Presentation: Mapping Urban Tree Cover: Object Oriented Image Analysis of Quickbird andLiDAR Data
  • Plan C Portfolio
  • Current Position: Project  Specialist, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kathryn Klatt
June 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Data Intermediaries, Neogeography and Community GIS
  • Plan B Paper: ColorBrewer: Offering a Practical Solution for Improved Map Making
  • Plan B Poster: Identifying Potential Affordable Housing Sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul
    Current Position: Environmental Data Technician, de maximis Data Management Solutions, St. Paul, Minnesota
John Koenigs
December 2011
  • Plan C Presentation: Post-Classification Change Detection in Southern Appalachia: Questioning the Accuracy of NLCD
  • Plan C Portfolio
  • Current Position: Help Desk Representative, Cityworks, Azteca Systems, West Bend, Wisconsin
Vikrant Krishna
March 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Introduction to ArcGIS Server and JavaScript API
  • Plan B Paper: Mining Spatial Data to Detect Patterns of Change in Remotely Sensed Data
  • Plan B Poster: Forest Fire Risk Assessment in California and Mapping in Google Earth
    Current Position: GIS Developer, WSB & Associates, Minnesota
Neha Kulkarni
August 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Understanding Coastal Dynamics through GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Plan B Paper: Comparative Analysis of Landsat and AWiFS sensor systems for Land Cover Classification
  • Plan B Poster: Capturing Tsunami through Remote Sensing and GIS
    Current Position: GIS/LiDAR Analyst, Geomatics Group, Tetra  Tech Inc., Lafayette, CA
Matthew Lindholm
December 2011
  • Plan C Presentation: Mapping American Rates of Inactivity, Obesity and Diabetes
  • Plan C Portfolio
  • Current Position: Associate GIS Consultant, Natural Resource Group, LLC, Minnesota
Molly Martin
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Mapping Minneapolis Urban Tree Canopy: ArcGIS Viewer for Flex Configuration
  • Plan B Paper: Classification and Mapping Methodologies of Vegetation
  • Plan B Poster: Suitability Assessment of Great Lakes Islands for Future Establishment of National Wildlife Refuges
    Current Position: GIS Principal, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Bennett Morris
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Wetlands and Remote Sensing: How Delineation and Classification Improves Conservation
  • Plan B Paper: The Power of Assumptions: Using MicroImages' 2009 TNTmips Lite Image Processing Software for Unsupervised Classification
  • Plan B Poster: Spatial Analysis of Soil Particle Size Distribution Across the Central Sand Plain of Wisconsin
    Current Position: GIS Technician, Knife River Corporation, Sauk Rapids, MN
Ashley Nepp
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Geovisual Analytics: Twitter in Crisis Management
  • Plan B Paper: Adobe Flash and Web-based Spatiotemporal Animated Cartography
  • Plan B Poster: Impervious Surface Change Analysis for Indianapolis, Indiana
    Current Position: GIS Lab Instructor, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Noel Peterson
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: A Spatial Regression Analysis of the 2008 House of Representatives Election Results Using R and GeoDa
  • Plan B Paper: A Time-Series of Techniques for Spatiotemporal Data Visualization
  • Plan B Poster: Exploring Minnesota's 1838 Landscape with GIS
    Current Position: Associate Analyst, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Claire Porter
April 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Digital Photogrammetry: A Review of Digital Optical Stereoscopic Methods for DEM Generation
  • Plan B Paper: An Assessment of the Image Classification Tools in ArcGIS Desktop
  • Plan B Poster: An Antarctic Time Capsule: Compiling and Hosting 60 Years of USGS Antarctic Aerial Photography
    Current Position: Remote Sensing Specialist, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota
Kerry Ritterbusch
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Confronting Challenges in Historical GIS: Case Studies and Lessons Learned
  • Plan B Paper: Cartographic Line Generalization: The Douglas-Peucker Algorithm
  • Plan B Poster: Geocoding Historical Architecture and the Razing of Rondo
    Current Position: Associate Quality Assurance Analyst, PeopleNet, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Prakash Singh
January 2011
  • Plan B Paper: GIS and Retail Market Analysis
  • Plan B Paper: Making Retail Location Decisions Using ArcGIS Software
  • Plan B Poster: Retail Location Analysis in San Francisco Bay
    Current Position: Full Stack Software Engineer, Blu Homes, San Francisco, California
Kody Thurnau
December 2011
  • Plan C Presentation: Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Bike Map
  • Plan C Portfolio
  • Current Position: GIS Specialist, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Minnesota
Maggie Voth
May 2011
  • Plan B Paper: Wetland Delineation via Remote Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities for Updating the Minnesota NWI
  • Plan B Paper: Closed Landfill Program Spatial Data Standards Content and Formatting Manual
  • Plan B Poster: Leaky Landfills: Assessing the Risk to Sensitive Lands and Waters Near Closed Landfills
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, URS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012
Jason Andersen
June 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Mass Transit Options in Dakota County for Lower Income Households
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Web Developer, First Bank, Denver, Colorado
Patrick Baldwin
December 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Using GIS to Develop a Dependent Population/Single Earner Households Index
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Flat Rock Geographics, St. Paul, Minnesota
Ben Butzow
May 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: The Technological Revolution in the Geodetic Unit at the Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, GIS Support Group, MnDOT, St. Paul, Minnesota
Tom Chambers
June 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Uses of GIS in Real Estate Appraisal
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Keith Erickson
January 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Neogeography and Crisis Mapping
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Geospatial Software Engineer, Digital Globe, Golden, Colorado
Cole Kelleher
December 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Protecting the Environments of Antarctica: A Geospatial Approach
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Cartographer and Support Coordinator, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Craig Hanson
July 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Keystone Pipeline XL: Decision Points 2012
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, AE2S, Williston, North Dakota
Michael Lau
July 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Working with the ESRI Technical Marketing Team--CityEngine and other GIS projects
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: 3D Product Engineer, ESRI, Redlands, California
Anthony Monsour
July 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Map Automation-Taking Advantage of the New Arcpy Module for Python with ArcGIS 10
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS/IT Manager, Scott County, Minnesota
Alphonce Nicholaus
June 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: How Urbanized is Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania?
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Consultant, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Sean O'Brien
May 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: 2010 St. Paul Census
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Technician, Houston Engineering, Fargo, North Dakota
Jane Onorati
May 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: ArcGIS 10 and Data Driven Pages
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Services Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minnesota
Youseng Park
June 2012
  • Plan B Capstone: Mineral Detection Using Hyperspectral Data Analysis with the Spectral Feature Fitting (SFF) Method
    Current Position: Independent GIS Consultant, Seoul, Korea
Chad Sigler
May 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Satellite Image Ground Control: McMurdo Dry Valleys & Ross Island, Antarctica
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Records Examiner & Analysis Contractor, FSA, Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF), Minnesota
Roscoe Sopiwnik
May 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: GIS-Based Spatial Modeling for Groundwater Exploration and Development
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Environmental Scientist/GIS Specialist II, Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc., Minnesota
Daniel Sward
May 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: GIS at the University of Minnesota--University Services and an Introduction to Project Management
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Senior Analyst, University Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zach Tagar
November 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Affordable Housing Location-Allocation Model
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Independent GIS Consultant, Israel
Zeb Thomas
August 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Introduction to DNR's Geospatial Data Resource Site
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Data Systems Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Norine Wilczek
December 2012
  • Plan C Presentation: Where did MnDOT FIRST respond in 2011?
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Analyst/Traffic Operations Dispatcher, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Management Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
2013
Gayatri Alapati
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Fukushima-Assessing Societal and Environmental Consequences Using GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Consultant, General Electric Oil and Gas, Oklahoma City, OK
Joshua Dunsmoor
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Analyzing Wildfire Risk in Minnesota Using GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Analyst, Steel Shire Design, Dundas, Minnesota
Mark Ellefson
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Some Tools and GIS Procedures for Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Channel Survey Specialist, Stream Habitat Program, Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Stephen Gazdik
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Spatial Data Collection: A GIS Perspective
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Technician, Bay West, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
Kari Geurts
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: The DNR Forestry Division's Public Land Survey Update Project
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS and IT Specialist, Forestry Division, Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kris Johnson
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: A Spatial Analysis of Bicycle Collisions in the City of Minneapolis
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Developer, North Point GIS, Duluth, Minnesota
Brad Johnston
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Using GIS to Examine the City of Minnetonka's Maximum Parking Regulation
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Specialist, Carver County, Minnesota
Patrick Liddle
June 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: St. Paul Complete Streets Safety Analysis
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Independent GIS consultant, Utah
Karen Majewicz
November 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Lots, Plots and Sections
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Researcher and Cartographer, Windustry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chris Matthews
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Phoenix Market Strategy-North Scottsdale & Chandler New Store Recommendations
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Director of International Market Analysis, Best Buy, Richfield, Minnesota
James McLees
January 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Map Automation - Python's ArcPy Module for Accelerated Desktop, Web and Mobile GIS Solutions
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Senior GIS Analyst, Scott County, Minnesota
Mike Mommsen
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Accessibility and Ridership of the New York City Subway
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Researcher and GIS Developer, Historical Information Gatherers, Hopkins, Minnesota
Jane Mueller
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Interactive Web Mapping Applications
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Director and 911 Coordinator, Beltrami County, Minnesota
Weber Pires de Sa Junior
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Mapping Santa Catarina, Brazil with SPOT 5 HRS & HRG: A Case Study
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: CEO, SATMAP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stephen Shurson
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Development of a Trail Funding Database
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Landscape Architect, Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, Minnesota
Matthew Swanson
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Climate Change Winners: Receding Ice Fields Allow Colony Expansion of Adelie Penguins at Beaufort Island, Ross Sea
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Research Analyst, Historical Information Gatherers, Hopkins, Minnesota
Matt Taraldsen
May 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: The Use of GIS in the Climatology of Snow-to-Liquid Ratios in Minnesota
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Severe Weather Research Associate, National Weather Service, Warning Decision Training Branch, Norman, Oklahoma
Lucas Winzenburg
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: Teaching GIS 101
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator, Polar Geospatial Center/U-Spatial, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Qiushi Zhang
December 2013
  • Plan C Presentation: GIS and Landscape Analysis in Laketown Township
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Optional Practical Training
2014
Corey Betchwars
June 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Census Mapping for MetrCCS
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Research/GIS Analyst, Planning and Economic Development Office, City of St. Paul, Minnesota
Ben Gosack
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Urban Tree Assessment for the University of Minnesota
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Analyst, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN
Teresa Lewandowski
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: iOS Native App Using ArcGIS SDK for iOS
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Job search in progress
Yiwen Li
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Retail and Service Business Mix Analysis of Minnesota's Downtowns
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Community GIS Research Specialist, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
Fukhrudin Maalim
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Food Supply Mapping
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Research Analyst, National Centre for Food Protection and Defense, St. Paul, MN
Michael Moore
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Adding to the Leaf Pile: js Plugin Development
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Software Engineer, Flatrock Geographics, St. Paul, MN
Stephen Palka
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: The Minnesota Lidar Solar Study
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS Analyst, Innovate!, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia
Benjamin Post
June 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Python and GIS Workshop
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: Senior Software Engineer, Polaris Industries, Minnesota
Jessica Sweet
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Characterizing the Calls: ESR Support Services Intern Project
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GEOINT Analyst, Maritime Division, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
Molly McDonald
May 2014
  • Plan C Presentation: Age Friendly Cities: Combining Public Health and GIS
  • Plan C Portfolio
    Current Position: GIS /GPS Analyst, Rainbow Tree Care, Minnetonka, Minnesota

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