Gerry Sjerven recently moved to a GIS position at Minnesota Power. He was a GIS Specialist at the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota - Duluth from 1996-2012. Prior to joining NRRI, Gerry worked at the Land Management Information Center (now MnGeo) for six years. He served on the Minnesota Governor's Council on GIS from 2007-09 and is a member of the Digital Elevation Committee and the LiDAR Research and Education Subcommittee. He has been involved with the MN GIS/LIS Consortium since 1997, including serving as the conference chair in 2001. Since 1996, he has been part of the Northern MN GIS/LIS User Group representing Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.