Steve Lime, MS
Data and Applications Manager
Minnesota IT Services, Minnesota Department Natural Resources
Abstract: The presentation will focus architecture and deployment strategy of the Recreation Compass - a popular component of the Minnesota DNR public website. It's primary function is to bring spatial context to the many recreation opportunities managed by the agency, including State Parks, Wildlife Management Areas and Water Access Sites.
Bio: Steve Lime is currently the Data and Applications Manager at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is the primary technical developer of the MapServer-based DNR Data Deli, providing significant data to the GIS community. He has helped many local organizations make use of MapServer and related technologies. In 2006, he was presented with the Polaris Leadership Award by the MN GIS/LIS Consortium. This award recognizes mid-career professionals who are inspiring and leading the GIS community through their contributions, energy, and creativity. As a researcher at the University of Minnesota during the 1990s, Steve was the developer of Minnesota MapServer, a pioneering effort in web mapping technology that preceded similar commercial product offerings. MapServer continues to thrive under Steve’s stewardship, emerging as the premier international open source web mapping engine. MapServer has installations worldwide, introducing the name “Minnesota“ to most nations of the world. Also while at the UMN, Steve created (and still operates) The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse, a popular website for geo-spatial professionals. He also currently serves on the Master of Geographic Information Science graduate faculty and has advised a number of students in the program. He also taught a very popular course on GIS and the Internet at the University of Minnesota on Internet GIS. Additionally he has taught workshops at numerous GIS/LIS conferences.
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