Mapping can help determine broadband needs but mapping also opens door to broadband uses

This is a little beyond broadband today but at the 2022 Senior Executive Summit @ Esri UC, Governor Walz talks about the many uses of mapping, such as precision agriculture and electronic vehicles. (Did you know that Minnesota is fourth state in terms of miles of road – yet 18 in land size?) Broadband is going to be required to make the best use of maps. We need broadband to monitor and report back on crop nutrients; we need broadband to access to the maps to tell us where the nearest EV charging station is…

You can see his 25 minute speech on the ESRI site.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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