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GSM Fall Banquet and Lecture Monday, September 17, 2012, 5:30 PM

GSM Fall Banquet and Lecture
Monday, September 17, 2012, 5:30 PM


Location: Grand City Buffet,  8912 Highway 7, St Louis Park, MN 55426 
(952) 912-0888   Detailed directions at the end of this e-mail.


Pay for buffet as you enter.


Come to the lecture at 7:00 PM even if you do not plan to eat.  

Status of Minnesota Geological Survey Investigations
             by
Harvey Thorleifson, Ph.D., Director of the
Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS)

Abstract: 
Although much information on geological observations, measurements, and inferences is held by the private sector, public
geological survey agencies have been charged with maintaining systematic, regional, and jurisdiction-wide information that is meant to clarify the
context of site investigations, and to support the progress of research and regional planning.  This information includes reports and maps that convey
interpretations, as well as geophysical, geochemical, and geological databases that provide observations and measurements, as well as needed
collections of tangible materials such as rock samples and thin sections. In coordination with the federal role of the U.S. Geological Survey, and
international geological survey initiatives, current emphasis at the Minnesota Geological Survey is on systematic enhancement of digital
information on the statewide scale, while also focusing on county-scale needs.  Particular emphasis has been placed on accelerated production of
multi-layered, 1:100,000 County Geologic Atlases, complete with associated databases, that are needed for regional management of ground-water
resources. In addition, statewide geological mapping compilations are being developed at scales of 1:100,000 and 1:500,000, implementing current digital
methods that allow content to be zoomed, queried, and viewed in 3D. While publication sales, the web site, and ftp are being maintained, current
intentions are to shift information products to Open Geospatial Consortium-compliant web services. This will allow users either to gain
access to MGS products though the conventional MGS web site, or to gain direct access to the data through their preferred GIS platform or web
interface.
Professional Biography:
Harvey Thorleifson is Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey, State Geologist of Minnesota, Professor in the Department of Geology and
Geophysics at the University of Minnesota, and President, Association of American State Geologists. He did his undergrad at University of Winnipeg,
his Masters in geology at University of Manitoba in 1983, and his Ph.D. in geology at University of Colorado in 1989. He was with the Geological Survey
of Canada from 1986 until 2003, prior to joining the Minnesota Geological Survey.

Harvey Thorleifson Ph.D., P.Geo., D.Sc., Director, Minnesota Geological Survey; State Geologist of Minnesota;
President, Association of American State Geologists; Professor, Department of Earth Sciences; University of Minnesota;
Telephone  612-627-4780 ext 224; Fax 612-627-4778; thorleif@umn.edu
Minnesota Geological Survey
2642 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114-1057
Grand City Buffet in St. Louis Park.
Here are directions to Grand City Buffet in St. Louis Park, at 9812 Highway 7. It is located in a small strip mall near the Knollwood Plaza shopping Mall.  The small strip mall is called the Knollwood Village.
     West on 394 until you get to 169,
     South on 169, past Highway 5, then very quickly comes up to W 36th Street
     Exit on W 36th Street (right hand lane), top of ramp, turn Left
     First stop light is Boone Ave., turn right and you are at Knollwood Village
     Pull into parking lot, Grand City Buffet is at far end, near Target.
We start eating around 5:30, with the talk scheduled to start about 7:00 to 7:15 PM
Come at anytime after 5:00 PM, and feel free to come for the lecture even if you do not wish to have the buffet.

Grand City Buffet is located in Knollwood Village, not Knollwood Mall.
Grand City Buffet is just north of Target. 
Westbound on MN-7 Turn RIGHT onto AQUILA AVE S.
              AQUILA AVE S is 0.2 miles past TEXAS AVE S
0.10 mi  Turn LEFT onto BOONE AVE S/W 37TH ST.
               If you reach W 36TH ST you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
0.3 mi. 8912 HIGHWAY 7.

        If you reach W 36TH ST you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

Eastbound on MN-7
Cross over US HWY 169
0.8 mi   Turn LEFT onto AQUILA AVE S.
•                If you reach TEXAS AVE S you've gone about 0.2 miles too far

0.1 mi   Turn LEFT onto BOONE AVE S/W 37TH ST.
•                If you reach W 36TH ST you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

0.3 mi   8912 HIGHWAY 7.
•                If you reach W 36TH ST you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

South bound on US Highway 169
If you are coming on west or east bound I-394, exit to south US 169
      South on US 169, past Highway 5, get in the right lane, and take the exit
      for W 36th Street.
      Exit at W 36th Street (right hand lane), go to top of ramp, turn left onto W 36TH ST
      First stop light is BOONE AVE S., turn right and you are at Knollwood Village
      Pull into parking lot, Grand City Buffet is at far end.


Please note, there is NO ramp for W. 36th Street from Northbound 169, so use
the following if you are north bound on US Hwy 169:
North bound on US Highway 169 N

      Merge onto MN-7 E.

0.8 mi   Turn LEFT onto AQUILA AVE S.
•                If you reach TEXAS AVE S you've gone about 0.2 miles too far

0.1 mi   Turn LEFT onto BOONE AVE S/W 37TH ST.
•                If you reach W 36TH ST you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

0.3 mi   8912 HIGHWAY 7.
•                If you reach W 36TH ST you've gone about 0.1 miles too far