2013 FOSS4G North America Conference in Minneapolis

Today the 2013 FOSS4G North America Conference Committee announced that the 2013 FOSS4G North America Conference (FOSS4G-NA) will take place May 22-24 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN.  FOSS4G brings together public and private-sector stakeholders, innovators and developers who are at the forefront of free and open source software for geospatial applications. FOSS4G-NA…

Mapping the Community Organizer’s Brain

A recent Star Tribute article highlighted the fantastic community GIS that St. Paul’s District 7 “Frogtown” neighborhood has created. Over the years Tait Danielson Castillo, executive director of the Frogtown Neighborhood Association has used many student interns to create simple maps for the neighborhood using ESRI desktop software.  However, as is often the case there was no continuity…

Mapping and Measuring Minnesota’s Water Quality

RMB Environmental Laboratories (RMB) in Detroit Lakes, MN, works with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to provide free water quality reports on many lakes throughout the state. Along with a laboratory analysis of each lake’s amount of phosphorus and chlorophyll-a, other observations such as water clarity, water levels, rainfall amounts and recreational suitability are also documented.

Flat Rock will be at Location Intelligence conference in Chicago

Enterprise Strategies for Location Intelligence Chicago, March 30-31 North America’s first location intelligence conference will address the needs of and challenges faced by companies selling to enterprise. Visit the Flat Rock Geographics booth and learn more about GeoCruncher and how it can help your business become more geographically intelligent.

Unearthing Local History: Archeological dig in Spring Lake Park

Flat Rock Geographics, LLC was involved in a Science Museum of Minnesota archeology dig last summer. The archeological excavation is taking place in Dakota County’s Spring Lake Park Reserve as part of a six-month research project. When finished in September, scientists expect to have a better understanding of the Mississippi River’s importance to the people…