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WLIA welcomes you to the 33rd Annual Conference at the Marriott Madison West, in Middleton, Wisconsin, February 19-21, 2020. 

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Wednesday, February 19
 

8:30am

Registration (Lobby)
Wednesday February 19, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
Center Lobby

9:00am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free self-paced training at the Hands on Learning Lab open every day of the conference. Esri instructors will be available to answer questions.


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm
Middleton

9:30am

ArcGIS Pro! Part Deux
It has been a year since the last ArcGIS Pro workshop. What have you done? Have you migrated? Tried to? Even logged in?!? We will recap the basics and move into some advanced exercises. Esri has rolled out some fantastic new features, we will discuss those and discuss a tighter integration with your Portal. This will include managing services of ArcGIS Enterprise or AGO from within ArcGIS Pro. The workshop is open to all levels of ArcGIS Pro users, you do NOT need to have attended the 2019 session. A combination of lecture and hands-on activities will be used. Laptop with licensed ArcGIS Pro is required

Speakers
avatar for Micah Williamson

Micah Williamson

Cloudpoint Geographics Inc.
Micah Williamson, GISPCloudpoint Geographics Inc.Geospatial Services Director The Geospatial field has been my vocation of choice for 19 years. Working for several different employers and having had several different positions within those organizations, all GIS related, I’m always... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Salon H

9:30am

Field Operations with ArcGIS
In this seminar you will learn how ArcGIS will help your organization optimize every step of your field operations and data collection. Planning your field work by defining where field work needs to be done (ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Desktop). Assigning tasks and dispatching field crews (Workforce for ArcGIS). Helping personnel arriving to their destination quickly safely (Navigator for ArcGIS). Efficiently executing field data capture (Collector for ArcGIS, QuickCapture for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS). Monitoring field operations (Tracker for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS) Analyzing and communicating field work (StoryMaps and Web AppBuilder)

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Solution Engineer, State and Local Govt, Esri
Mr. Miller joined Esri in 2016 with an extensive background in Local Government industry knowledge as well as years of experience working in the private sector.  Jordan’s primary role with Esri is focusing on solving business challenges with a geospatial approach.  Jordan works... Read More →
avatar for Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Solution Engineer, Esri
Matt Robinson is a Solution Engineer based in Chicago and has been with Esri since February of 2018. He supports state agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan by providing technical expertise on how location technology can used to solve business challenges... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Milwaukee

9:30am

Geocoding for Fun, Relaxation, and Profit
This workshop is designed to familiarize you with the why and the how of geocoding. We’ll cover everything from the basics to some advanced tricks and tips. Our goal is for you to be confident with your ability to create the most accurate geocoded data possible, and do so efficiently while gaining a deeper understanding of your data and needs. Course content will also include: address standardization/validation functions, types of geocoding tools and services, the nuances of preparing data for successful geocoding, interpreting returned results, and ferreting out exact locations when a geocoding service has not provided such. We will also share information on the successful enterprise geocoding service created at State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services for use by multiple state agencies and partners.

Speakers
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Andy Swartz

GIS Team Lead, Wisconsin Dept of Health Services
Andy Swartz is a geospatial professional serving as the GIS Team Lead at State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. He has an MS from UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies where he focused on decision making tools applied to environmental issues. In his spare... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A

9:30am

Geospatial Metadata
Metadata is an important component of the data management life cycle for geospatial content. Organizations that create geospatial data can include metadata as a benefit to their own internal data management practices and to help users discover and understand relevant data online. This ‘metadata basics’ workshop will: (1) introduce and define geospatial metadata schemas and standards; (2) describe the internal and external benefits of metadata to organizations who create geospatial data; (3) illustrate how metadata impacts the online discovery experience for users; (4) discuss recommended data management practices including file naming, attribute field names and definitions, versioning, and controlled vocabularies; (5) provide advice and best practices for using ESRI’s ArcCatalog to author geospatial metadata; and (6) offer tips for publishing metadata in ESRI ArcGIS Hub (Open Data) sites.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Martindale

Jaime Martindale

Map and Geospatial Data Librarian, Department of Geography - Robinson Map Library
Jaime has been the Map & Geospatial Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library since November 2003. Jaime is responsible for assisting with discovery and access to all library collections including maps, aerial photos, and digital geospatial data
avatar for Jim Lacy

Jim Lacy

Associate State Cartographer, UW-Madison - Department of Geography
Jim Lacy joined the SCO in 2004 as the Associate State Cartographer. He provides technical and managerial leadership for projects in the SCO Office, and frequently answers public inquiries on mapping-related topics. In addition, he coordinates many print and Web publications.


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B

9:30am

Implementation of an Online GIS Application from Concept to Implementation
This workshop will focus on the steps and process for implementation of an online GIS application from including needs assessment, conceptualization, data gathering, data processing, implementation and production. We will include all of our tips and tricks with every step in the process, giving you guidance from over 60 years of combined experience of the presenters. We will also talk about the differences of the process depending on the final product platform, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise (your own server and other services like Amazon Web Services) and other “Applications as a Service” ( i.e. InfiniteGIS). Examples we will use for the workshop will include the evolution of GIS at the Village of Hales Corners, Wisconsin and the implementation of GIS Applications at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Schwichtenberg

Jon Schwichtenberg

GIS Coordinator, GRAEF
Founded in 1961, GRAEF is a full service engineering and planning firm with six offices in three states, and over 240 employees. GRAEF provides Geospatial Services relating to structural, civil, transportation, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, landscape design, environmental... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Salon G

9:30am

LiDAR 101
LiDAR is becoming common place in the geospatial spatial field, this workshop will cover the basics of LiDAR. First, there will be an overview of what LiDAR is, how it works, and the different types of sensors and their capabilities. Followed by an explanation of how the data from the sensor is processed, calibrated, and validated. Next will be a discussion of how the data is classified and the types of end products, such as DEM’s and contours, that can be generated from the data. It will also include a look at the many different products that can be created from LiDAR data. Lastly, there will be an overview of the many different applications that LiDAR can be used for and a discussion on how existing LiDAR data that you have can be re-purposed. The workshop will include looking at data from both fixed wing sensors and higher resolution data from static and mobile platforms.

Speakers
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Sonja Ellefson

Mapping Resource Manager, GPI
Sonja Ellefson the Mapping Resource Manager for GPI Geospatial in Sheboygan WI.  She is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist who studied geology at MIT then went on to get her masters degree in photogrammetry and remote sensing from University College London.  She has spent over... Read More →
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Tyler Stentz

Project Manager, GPI Geospatial
Tyler Stentz is a project manager at GPI Geospatial Inc. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point with a BS in Geography Urban Planning. Tyler manages mapping projects utilizing aerial, mobile and static LiDAR paired with digital imagery.  He has 10 years of experience... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Salon F

9:30am

Local Redistricting in Wisconsin
The workshop will focus on preparing for Local Redistricting in Wisconsin in April 2021, by performing a rehearsal of the process in 2020. The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB), and the Applied Population Laboratory (APL) at UW-Madison will provide information on the upcoming 2020 US Census, the legal process of redistricting, and the software utilized for local redistricting in the state of Wisconsin. LTSB will also discuss the logistics of the 2020 rehearsal redistricting pilot program.

Part one of this workshop will provide local officials, GIS professionals, and WLIA members information about the upcoming 2020 Census, local redistricting timelines, and information on current local redistricting statutes. This will include an overview of the ‘how and why’ of redistricting for counties and municipalities, as well as discussions of procedures, guidelines, and the laws that shape redistricting in Wisconsin.

Part two of the workshop will be a “hands-on” demonstration of the all new WISE-LR software, which will be used for local redistricting in Wisconsin. WISE-LR is a web application developed by the LTSB specifically for the state statutes of Wisconsin and local redistricting laws in 2020. WISE-LR will allow local officials, or their delegates, to create, analyze, and share county supervisory plans, ward plans, and aldermanic plans with accurate demographic data. Attendees will have time at the end of the workshop for experimentation and one-on-one “hands-on” instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Grace White

Grace White

Senior GIS Analyst, Legislative Technology Services Bureau
avatar for Ryan Squires

Ryan Squires

GIS Applications Developer, LTSB
Local Redistricting and Statewide Data Collection
avatar for Dan Veroff

Dan Veroff

Distinguished Outreach Specialist, Applied Population Laboratory at UW-Madison Extension
Dan Veroff is a Distinguished Outreach Specialist with the Applied Population Laboratory at the UW-Madison/Extension. Since 1998, he has provided demographic data and analysis to Extension’s community development programs and has done research on the demographics of diversity and... Read More →
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Jon Kreye

Legal Services Manager; Senior Legislative Attorney, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Joe Kreye is the Legal Services Manager and a Senior Legislative Attorney at the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau.  He manages 18 LRB attorneys who draft legislation in various subject areas and who perform other legal services for the state legislature.  He drafts legislation... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Salon D

9:30am

ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric

At the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego this July, Esri released the next generation of Parcel Management Tools – the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric. The ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric provides a faster, more flexible solution that uses a less restrictive data model than the previous ArcMap Parcel Fabric and allows the immediate use of a record driven workflow without extensive clean-up of your data. In addition, the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric provides advanced quality control through attribute and topology rules while using the standard editing tools contained in ArcGIS Pro.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Conkling

Frank Conkling

Owner, Panda Consulting
Frank J. Conkling is the Owner of Panda Consulting, a GIS Professional Services company that has been in existence since 1998. Frank is a recognized authority on GIS and Surveying and Mapping technology, including mapping various types of ownership interest in land.Frank has been... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 4:30pm
Salon C

12:30pm

Wednesday Lunch
Wednesday lunch ($20)

Note: Lunch is automatically included at no extra charge if you register for two half-day paid workshops or one full-day workshop. 

Wednesday February 19, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Michigan

12:30pm

WLIA Board and Board Nominees Lunch
Wednesday February 19, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Greenway

1:30pm

Creating Dashboards with Configurable Apps
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is a configurable web apps that provides location-aware data visualization and analytics for a real-time operational view of people, services, assets, and events. In this workshop we will introduce the key features of dashboards, walk through examples of the many different types of dashboards and finally demonstrate the configuration and deployment of an Operations Dashboard.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Solution Engineer, State and Local Govt, Esri
Mr. Miller joined Esri in 2016 with an extensive background in Local Government industry knowledge as well as years of experience working in the private sector.  Jordan’s primary role with Esri is focusing on solving business challenges with a geospatial approach.  Jordan works... Read More →
avatar for Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Solution Engineer, Esri
Matt Robinson is a Solution Engineer based in Chicago and has been with Esri since February of 2018. He supports state agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan by providing technical expertise on how location technology can used to solve business challenges... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Milwaukee

1:30pm

GIS Programming with R
This workshop will introduce the R Project for Statistical Computing and RStudio with a focus on spatial statistics, data input/output, web mapping, and web applications (using Shiny). Rather than a deep dive into a specific library or set of tools, this workshop will provide a broad overview of R’s superb spatial data capabilities with the goal of demonstrating how it can improve your GIS workflow. Attendees need only a laptop with a web browser. They will work in RStudio alongside the instructors using provided templates and scripts. No prior experience with R or RStudio are required, though those with some experience will likely still benefit from this workshop.

Speakers
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Matthew Haffner

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Matt Haffner is an assistant professor at UW - Eau Claire where he started in May of 2018. His research interests are in Spatial Data Science and Urban Geography, and his work focuses on automation and reproducibility. He received a BS in Mathematics and Geography from Pittsburg State... Read More →
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Aaron Fisch (Ruesch)

Water Resources Management Specialist Advanced, Wisconsin DNR
In general, Aaron is interested in geography. His work ranges across a variety of themes—drivers of agricultural expansion in the tropics, broad-scale climate-driven faunal range shifts in the Western Hemisphere, impacts of warming stream temperature on cold-water fishes—but maintains... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon H

1:30pm

Integrating Collector and Related Tables
The City of Sheboygan has recently replaced spreadsheets and paper documents to track the maintenance activities related to the sanitary and storm sewer system. This will walk through the process of creating a related table in Catalog, creating a SQL query in SQL Server MGMT Studio, making a query layer, publishing the layer, table, and query layer to a service, and integrating all of the components into a web map and web app that can be utilized by field and office staff to efficiently create, view, maintain, and report on sewer infrastructure maintenance activities using Esri software.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Bartell

Andrew Bartell

GIS Manager, Sheboygan, WI
Prior to joining the City of Sheboygan in late 2017, I had an exciting career in the oil and gas industry that took me all over Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. I had the opportunity to work in a myriad of capacities from technical to project lead, and was able to work directly with... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Mapping Technology for GIS applications - Comparing UAS, Photogrammetry, and LiDAR
This presentation will compare three approaches for acquiring geospatial data for site specific projects. Data collected from UAS will be compared and contrasted to other aerial platforms. We will distinguish between LiDAR and photogrammetry, and discuss the most appropriate approach to various project types. We will cover the topics of expected accuracies and best practices for generating and using elevation datasets and planimetrics.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vinopal

Matt Vinopal

Project Professional, Ayres Associates
Matt joined Ayres Associates in 1999 as a survey and stereo compilation technician and has been the LiDAR supervisor since 2005. Matt is responsible for LiDAR flight planning, oversight of LiDAR and stereo compilation production, metadata development, accuracy reporting and final... Read More →
avatar for Zach Nienow

Zach Nienow

Geospatial Project Manager, Ayres Associates
Zachary Nienow, GISP, is a geospatial project manager at Ayres Associates with extensive experience in digital mapping, GIS, and project management. He designs and leads LiDAR and orthoimagery projects from planning through flight and then data processing, quality control, and completion... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Green Bay

1:30pm

Parcel Management in Pro: What's Changing?
The introduction of Parcel Fabric in ArcGIS Pro may leave you asking yourself several questions such as, what the differences are between ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap parcel fabrics, what do I need to know about the new platform, and do I have to make the transition? Come to this workshop to get those and several other questions answered! We’ll discuss the differences between the platforms, the options and requirements for each platform, demonstrate some common tasks in each platform, and discuss the migration from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Schaefer

Lisa Schaefer

Geospatial Data Specialist, Pro-West & Associates
Ms. Lisa Schaefer, Geospatial Data Specialist, has been involved with Land Records and parcel data for over 13 years. She has been involved from the technician side developing parcel data in AutoCAD and geodatabases to process development migrating data to geodatabases, and more recently... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon F

2:00pm

WLIC Meeting

Wednesday February 19, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway

4:45pm

LION Meeting
The annual Land Information Officer Network (LION) meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb 19 at 4:45 pm.

Established in 1999, the mission of the Land Information Officers Network (LION) is to provide a forum for communication and knowledge sharing geared toward making county LIOs more successful in implementing the Wisconsin Land Information Program. LION has the following objectives and goals:
  • To promote an understanding of the Wisconsin Land Information Program and county land information programs.
  • To assist in developing successful county Land Information Offices by promoting professional practice, best practices, and communication.
  • To encourage and support educational programs for its members.
  • To promote a better understanding and appreciation of how land information officers serve the public interests.


Wednesday February 19, 2020 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Salon G

6:00pm

THE OPENING
The Wednesday opening event will include welcoming remarks from the City of Middleton Mayor Gurdip Brar followed by our “Casino Night” social event!

Casino Night Round 2 - We've Upped our Game!

Of course it wouldn’t be Casino Night without a Texas Hold’em Poker tournament, Euchre Tournament, and 2 Roulette tables available for the main games of the night. If interested in taking part in the Euchre tournament, please be sure to make note of this when registering for the conference or contact Ann Barrett. See the Rules for Casino Night for more details.

As part of the event, there will be raffle prizes offered. Everyone has a chance to win a prize, you’ll receive a raffle ticket & $1000 in poker chips upon entry to the event. Throughout the evening you have the opportunity to turn your poker chips into raffle tickets, along with purchasing additional raffle tickets

We welcome donations for raffle prizes. If you, your business or someone you know is able to donate prizes for the event, we would greatly appreciate your generosity!

Participation is free but extra chips will be sold to benefit the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship fund.


Speakers
avatar for Gurdip Brar

Gurdip Brar

Mayor, City of Middleton
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Tony Van Der Wielen

WLIA President-Elect



Wednesday February 19, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Michigan
 
Thursday, February 20
 

7:00am

Women in GIS - SIG meeting
This special interest group was created to collaborate with and encourage women in GIS and other related fields in Wisconsin. This group is open to those who would like to work in those endeavors. We invite members to share experiences, articles, noteworthy items, and inspiration on the forums.

Wisconsin Women in GIS links

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick (Jennifer.Borlick@co.rock.wi.us) is the GIS Manager for Rock County, Planning Economic and Community Development and is a long term member and former Board Member of WLIA. She is a graduate of UW-Madison and has been working in the GIS field since 2000. She is a passion in racial and gender equity endeavors, includ... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Felton

Kelly Felton

Cartographer, Sauk County
Kelly Felton (kelly.felton@saukcountywi.gov) is the GIS Specialist/LIO for Sauk County Land Information/GIS. She is a graduate of UW-Whitewater, and began her career with Sauk County after graduation in 1996. She has been a member of WLIA for over 24 years. She is a former Board Member, former WLIA President, along with s... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am
Salon G/ H

8:00am

New Member Session
Who should attend?
First time conference attendees and anyone looking to learn more about WLIA are invited to this brief session.

Seasoned WLIA members will share their tips on how to get the most out of the conference experience as well as explain the various roles WLIA serves in the land information and GIS community.

Thursday February 20, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am
La Crosse & Milwaukee

8:00am

Registration (Lobby)
Thursday February 20, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
Center Lobby

8:00am

Map Contest Registration (Lobby)
On-site poster registration opens at 8am on Thursday morning through 11am.  

*** All entries MUST include a hard copy and digital version. ***
*** Please bring your hard copy to the poster registration table. ***
*** No printing facilities are available at the conference. ***
*** A map can only be entered in one category. ***

Moderators
avatar for Colter Sikora

Colter Sikora

Broadband Mapping Coordinator, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
avatar for Grace White

Grace White

Senior GIS Analyst, Legislative Technology Services Bureau

Thursday February 20, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am
Center Lobby

8:30am

Welcome and Keynote
Welcome and Awards recognition.
Keynote from Roger Kain

Speakers
avatar for Roger Kain

Roger Kain

British Academy; University of London
Roger Kain is a Fellow of the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences and its Vice-President (Research and Higher Education Policy).  He is Professor of Humanities in the School of Advanced Study, University of London and previously its... Read More →
avatar for Peter Strand

Peter Strand

WLIA President, Eau Claire County
My first encounter with GIS was as an undergraduate Environmental Studies & Biology major at Carthage College. I was blown away by this new technology. I knew immediately that GIS would dramatically grow in the future and I wanted to be a part of that growth. In 2005, I completed... Read More →
TV

Tony Van Der Wielen

WLIA President-Elect


Thursday February 20, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
Michigan

9:00am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free self-paced training at the Hands on Learning Lab open every day of the conference. Esri instructors will be available to answer questions.


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm
Middleton

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Opening
The Exhibit Hall is a great place to meet our conference sponsors and other exhibitors, with the latest in technology and services on display.  

Join us to open the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 AM.


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Wisconsin/ Geneva/ Mendota

10:30am

Insights for ArcGIS: An Introduction
Insights for ArcGIS is a powerful capability that allows organizations to apply spatial intelligence to drive better decisions. Whether you’re new to GIS or, have been using it for years, Insights for ArcGIS brings forth a new iterative, interactive experience to jumpstart spatial analysis. Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based, data analytics workbench where you can explore spatial and non-spatial data, find temporal, spatial and statistical patterns in your data, answer questions you didn't know to ask, and quickly deliver powerful results.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Prahl

Tyler Prahl

Regional Account Manager, GISinc
Implementing, Complimenting, and Extending your Location Platform
avatar for Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Solution Engineer, State and Local Govt, Esri
Mr. Miller joined Esri in 2016 with an extensive background in Local Government industry knowledge as well as years of experience working in the private sector.  Jordan’s primary role with Esri is focusing on solving business challenges with a geospatial approach.  Jordan works... Read More →
avatar for Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Solution Engineer, Esri
Matt Robinson is a Solution Engineer based in Chicago and has been with Esri since February of 2018. He supports state agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan by providing technical expertise on how location technology can used to solve business challenges... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon E

10:30am

WICDI: Culvert Mapping as a Case Study for Building Community and Flood Resiliency in Northern Wisconsin
The WICDI project aims to establish a Wisconsin Coastal-Management Data Infrastructure. With funding from NOAA, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and the State Cartographer’s Office at UW-Madison, we are combining a mapping community of practice with an innovative digital collaborative environment to improve coastal hazard planning and policy development. WICDI’s main goals are to create and maintain a culvert mapping community of practice (CoP); to set up a collaborative support environment (CSE) where CoP members can use tools and share data; and to use the CoP and the CSE to improve Wisconsin's culvert mapping approach, datasets, and efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Kohls

Melanie Kohls

Outreach & GIS Specialist, UW (WICDI)
https://melanie-n-k.github.io/.\">https://melanie-n-k.github.io/.\">Melanie Kohls is a recent graduate of the Accelerated Masters Program in GIS & Cartography at the University of Wisconsin. Melanie has been a UW-Madison student since 2012, earning her Bachelor’s in Zoology and... Read More →
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Genevieve Burgess

Genevieve Burgess graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in GIS and Cartography in 2017. After college, she spent time in California interning at NASA's Jet Propulsion lab. Her later work with the DOT's culvert program led her to her current role as Research Specialist & Data Librarian... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Green Bay

10:30am

Asset Management for Municipalities - Size Does Not Matter
This presentation will focus on how to implement GIS/Asset Management for all municipalities, no matter the size. Presenter will talk about the attributes of successful implementation on all levels. We will discuss several examples of small communities in Wisconsin that have implemented varying forms of Asset Management, including a few live demos.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Schwichtenberg

Jon Schwichtenberg

GIS Coordinator, GRAEF
Founded in 1961, GRAEF is a full service engineering and planning firm with six offices in three states, and over 240 employees. GRAEF provides Geospatial Services relating to structural, civil, transportation, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, landscape design, environmental... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon G/ H

10:30am

Aerial Acquisition Mission Planning
Planning for an Aerial Acquisition, whether Imagery and/or LiDAR, requires careful preparation and design. The specifications of the final processed dataset (Orthophotography, Plan Mapping, DEM, etc.) must be considered in the flight mission plan in addition to ground control, time of year, site conditions, base station locations, weather stations and atmospheric conditions. This presentation will address how an aerial flight plan for imagery and LiDAR is created and the multitude of essential elements that need to be considered in deploying a successful aerial acquisition.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Wohler

Richard Wohler

GPI Geospatial, Inc.
Richard Wohler was born in Shawano, WI in 1959. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1981. His degree was in Geography with an emphasis on Cartography. He joined Air Photo Tech in Anchorage, AK as a CADD/Cartographic Technician in 1982. In 1987, he... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
La Crosse & Milwaukee

10:30am

Mobile Mapping and Mobile LiDAR
Mobile Mapping and Mobile LiDAR is no longer a tool for early adopters. The hardware and software has become essential and easier to use for high efficiency Mapping and Surveying. The overall case is still the same: Efficiency and Accuracy of Data Collection and above all Safety to the Field Crew.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Riester

Jay Riester

Senior Mapping Support Technician, Seiler Instrument
I am a member of the Seiler Instrument Mapping Technical Support team in Franklin, WI. I serve as a technical support resource for GPS/Mapping topics for customers and staff. I am a Certified Trimble trainer of both Trimble mapping hardware and software. We are also an Esri Silver... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

GIS and Public Safety: The New First Response Frontier
NextGen 9-1-1 is completely changing the role of GIS within the 9-1-1 incident response workflow. For those of us working in GIS, the work we do now provides the very foundation of how 9-1-1 calls are routed to dispatch centers. GIS therefore has become the very first line of first response, and our work has an impact on incident response that occurs even before the dispatcher takes the call.
We find ourselves tasked not only with new responsibilities but also with the need to collaborate with others in ways that effectively create a new organization – and this requires creating a new culture.

Culture defines who you are as an organization and so can have a strong impact on business. NG9-1-1 is presenting a new way of doing business to both the GIS and Public Safety communities alike, demanding a marriage of sorts between GIS departments and Public Safety groups at a local, regional and state level. We must understand and embrace not only what this new community of professionals needs to look like and how it needs to act, but also what shared values and beliefs need to be agreed upon. Likewise, just as in a marriage between two individuals, this new community needs to represent and honor both parties individually and as partners.

In this presentation, we’ll learn key elements of creating a new organizational culture and explore how to apply this directly to GIS departments and Public Safety groups as a community – with an eye specifically toward NG9-1-1 and beyond.

Speakers
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Sarah Rollins

Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International/DATAMARK


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric: It's not a matter of if, but when!
It's a BIG deal! Entities implementing Esri’s Parcel Fabric for ArcGIS Desktop should know that change is coming, and that change is called ArcGIS Pro. Under the umbrella of the DOA and SCO’s statewide parcel mapping incentive, many entities throughout the state have invested heavily in the development, creation, and curation of the statewide parcel mapping since 2014. With the adoption of ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric on the horizon, what should counties, municipalities, and state agencies expect when users move to the next generation of the Esri Parcel Fabric platform? Buffalo County is sharing its experience of the transition. The presentation will highlight the advancements of Esri’s latest platform and how Buffalo County has implemented them. Buffalo County’s parcel fabric partner Panda Consulting will be on hand to demonstrate the workflow counties will undertake. The historical context of the statewide parcel fabric and how it relates to future county parcel mapping actives will be discussed. The presentation will also cover how a versioned, multi-user SQL Server Enterprise database is moved to an ArcGIS Server Data Store. Come prepared with your questions for a QA session with county, state and vendor partners.

Speakers
JP

Jason Poser

Land Records Coordinator / LIO, Buffalo County
Jason Poser: Representing the Buffalo County GIS Department, Jason has been with Buffalo County for 2 years and is also their LIO.  Before coming to Buffalo County, he was involved in terrestrial LiDAR for civil engineering as well as director of marketing in both city government... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A/B

10:30am

Using GIS to Generate Cyber Security Awareness
Cyber-attacks are being levied against small businesses and local governments throughout the United States. To better understand the threat, we must first understand the geography of these attacks. Where are areas of high concern and how can we mitigate risks? This presentation will showcase how the Cyber Security Center for Small Business (CSCSB) is using heat mapping to build a threat awareness among local governments and economic development agencies. GIS is an underutilized tool in the fight against cyber crime.

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Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon F

11:00am

Building Spatial Data Infrastructure Using FOSS and AWS: A Case Study
What is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)? Should I be using Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud platforms? We will explore the origin, ethos, and value proposition of FOSS through a geospatial lens, discuss cloud services such as AWS (including use cases and advantages), and look at a case study that brings these two spheres together.

Speakers
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Hayden Elza

GIS Developer, WI State Cartographer's Office
Presentation: https://elza.me/wlia-2020


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
Green Bay

11:00am

Automate the boring side of Survey123
Survey 123 makes data collection so much easier, but how can you make processing of that data easier? See how Survey123 was implemented at DLZ and how APIs were used to automate the boring tasks of querying data, creating finished PDFs, and creating reports.

Speakers
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Grant Haynes

GIS Analyst/ Geologist, DLZ


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
Salon G/ H

11:00am

Creating a "Super" App to Enhance Public Involvement in Property Planning
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) greatly appreciates and values public engagement and input. Facilitating engagement and gathering public input is extremely important during the master planning process. This presentation will discuss how our GIS team creatively leveraged Survey123, web maps and web apps including Web AppBuilder and Story Maps to create a product for the public to enhance interaction and inclusion with the public during the planning process.

Speakers
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Katie Godding

GIS Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Katie Godding is a GIS Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She works in the Property Planning section doing GIS work for DNR property master plans.


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
La Crosse & Milwaukee

11:00am

Fire Department Call Analysis using Dashboard and Insights for ArcGIS
The City of Waukesha Fire Department responds to thousands of calls for service each year, however day to day and long term analysis of the data is limited by the current dispatch software. To provide Fire Chiefs and administrators with access to current calls, historical data, trends, and inspections, a process was developed to extract data from the dispatch system, transform it, and publish it into services which are consumed by Operations Dashboard and Insights for ArcGIS pages hosted on the City's Portal. This presentation will go through the process used to extract the data, and the configuration of the various sites which use the data.

Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon E

11:30am

UAS Lidar Project Planning and Applications
Advancements in UAS hardware and Lidar technologies have provided opportunities for organizations to gather highly accurate and dense Lidar point clouds for small scale projects. This presentation will outline steps for planning a successful UAS Lidar mission and detail UAS Lidar system specifications and applications. Assessing site suitability and the size of project area are important factors for UAS projects. Dense point clouds will be explored from engineering and water resource projects.

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Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon C

11:30am

QuickCapture for Cleaner Recycling
Discussion about Waukesha County's Recycle Right Program and how it utilizes QuickCapture to track improper recycling. Presentation will cover the process from data collection by the hauler, processing of the data to produce a mailer to send to the public, and using the data to develop a Operational Dashboard for monitoring the data collected.

Speakers
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Chris Dickerson

LIS Analyst, Waukesha County
Chris Dickerson is a Land Information Systems Analyst at the Waukesha County. He got his GIS certificate from UWM in 2014 and earned his GISP four years ago.


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon D

11:30am

Jackson County Parcel Fabric Development
Jackson County has been working to improve the accuracy of PLSS & spatial data in the County. The GIS staff has been following the lead of the Surveyors, and using field data collected in Jackson County’s re-monumentation project. This effort is being completed by collecting and re-monumenting PLSS Control in a systematic plan and using that new information to redevelop their parcel data from source documents in the Parcel Fabric platform. This effort includes development of the PLSS features, Subdivision features, Rights of way, and Tax Parcels. Join us to see what we’ve been up to, our current status, and what our plans are to continue the work.

Speakers
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April Schoolcraft

April Schoolcraft is the Property Lister and GIS Specialist at Jackson County and has been with the County for 5 years. She has the distinct joy of maintaining the parcel data for the County as well as working with assessors and owners regarding property data. April has been involved... Read More →
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Lisa Schaefer

Geospatial Data Specialist, Pro-West & Associates
Ms. Lisa Schaefer, Geospatial Data Specialist, has been involved with Land Records and parcel data for over 13 years. She has been involved from the technician side developing parcel data in AutoCAD and geodatabases to process development migrating data to geodatabases, and more recently... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon A/B

11:30am

Initial redesign results, advances in methods, and future projections for the Wisconsin Wetland Inventory
The WDNR’s Wetland Inventory (WWI) is undertaking a multi-year redesign involving a complete overhaul of drafting methods, attribution, and database structure. The presenters will discuss the results of initial mapping efforts within several HUC-12 watersheds, Python Add-In toolbars developed to improve workflow efficiency, and the challenges presented by different landscapes and new data products. This presentation will also look to the future with feasibility projections for applying these methods to the entire state and possible implications at the state and local level.


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
Green Bay

11:30am

Survey123 Inspections for Wind Construction
This will be an update to my presentation at last year's annual conference that detailed how Xcel Energy uses ArcGIS Online and Survey123 for wind construction. I will go into detail on how to link Survey123 inspections to individual features, how surveys can be exported and logged as the document of record and used for reporting. Last years presentation is attached.

Speakers
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Laurel Hanson

Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electric and natural gas company. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., the company operates in eight states and provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customer... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon G/ H

11:30am

The Importance of Effective Broadband Mapping in Wisconsin
Broadband is critical infrastructure affecting all Wisconsinites and Wisconsin businesses. The Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) at the Public Service Commission (PSC) helps citizens and businesses statewide understand local internet coverage and advocates for improved service statewide. The PSC uses and shares a plethora of mapping tools and data to drive decision-making within the PSC, the State, and for the general public. The Wisconsin Broadband Map, other PSC mapping applications, and the state’s $48 Million (2020-2021 budget cycle) Broadband Expansion Grant Program rely on quality mapping data to serve broadband stakeholders. Mapping at the PSC offers opportunities to partner with other groups, helping move the missions of BadgerNet, student internet access, and others forward as well. To fully service broadband access in Wisconsin in a cost-effective way, a more accurate means to map internet coverage is essential, along with having the necessary mapping data to map coverage. This presentation will provide a summary of these points, with examples of how the PSC uses mapping technology and fosters collaboration. In addition, PSC staff will also share how improved internet mapping techniques and supporting data can help more accurately map broadband and plan for future expansion.

Speakers
avatar for Colter Sikora

Colter Sikora

Broadband Mapping Coordinator, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
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Jaron McCallum

Jaron McCallum is a GIS Analysis and Web Developer Intern with the Public Service Commission where he works on visualizing broadband internet access information for the state.  A recent graduate of UW-Madison, he studied Cartography/GIS, Geography, and Environmental Studies.  Previously... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
La Crosse & Milwaukee

11:30am

ArcGIS Enterprise: Hosted and Managed Cloud Strategies
Is the cloud intimidating to you? Push your fears aside for this educational session covering Hosted and Managed Cloud Strategies for ArcGIS Enterprise. GISinc will share deployment strategies, methods of security, successful examples, and even recommend some deployment tools.

Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon F

12:00pm

Lunch and Scholarship awards
Thursday's lunch will also include recognition of the 2019 winners of the WLIA Foundation Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarships as well as an announcement about the WLIA Foundation Endowment Fund.



Thursday February 20, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Michigan

12:30pm

Keynote
It is a great honor to announce that Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), is going to be our Thursday keynote speaker at WLIA’s 33rd Annual Conference in vibrant Middleton, WI.
Jack is a visionary, a leader and a philanthropist. He is the keystone of the digital mapping industry and his continued contributions have led to a ‘Geospatial Revolution”! Many of our careers trace back to Jack and his ability to think spatially to solve problems and achieve efficiencies that were never thought possible.
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond’s leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and Geodesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.
Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development, employing more than 4,000 people worldwide.  Many who shared his passion for GIS in the early days are still with the company and remain dedicated to helping their users be successful.
He is also well known for his charitable contributions. In 2017, he and his wife made the largest private donation to The Nature Conservancy ever, allowing for the purchase and protection of 24,000 acres of undeveloped California coastline.
I hope that you will join us in Middleton, the good neighbor city, to welcome Jack back to Wisconsin. I truly believe you will not want to miss this opportunity to hear him speak.


Speakers
avatar for Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond

Esri
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond’s leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Michigan

2:00pm

Beyond 24K Hydro: Needs, Opportunities and Challenges
Rivers, lakes and streams geospatial data is managed and maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources(WDNR). 24K hydro is the shorthand name for these data, and references the 1:24,000 scale of the source USGS topo maps. When the public views 24K hydro, they often notice that water features do not line up with the underlying aerial photography. The hydro database is also structured around many siloed applications that result in data duplication and data gaps. With the development a statewide LIDAR-derived DEM, the WDNR has an opportunity to improve the spatial accuracy of 24k hydro and develop more efficient workflows. The challenges include maintaining links to legacy 24k hydro information and coordinating update efforts among diverse stakeholders. This presentation will present the results of the WDNR's needs assessment for updating 24k hydro and outline next steps.


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Bay

2:00pm

The Many Faces of Parcel Mapping
With the recent release of the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric, there are now a multitude of methods available for mapping parcels. This presentation shall explore the many ways in which Parcel can be mapped and maintained in Esri ArcGIS Desktop software with details about how to choose one methodology versus another.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Conkling

Frank Conkling

Owner, Panda Consulting
Frank J. Conkling is the Owner of Panda Consulting, a GIS Professional Services company that has been in existence since 1998. Frank is a recognized authority on GIS and Surveying and Mapping technology, including mapping various types of ownership interest in land.Frank has been... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon A/B

2:00pm

That Voodoo That You Do
The City of Kenosha is building an ESRI dashboard to highlight development projects. The final product will include a map of all current developments: those currently under review, those that have completed their review and are approved for construction and those that are completed. The projects will be further identified by whether they are residential (multi-family), commercial, industrial, or some other type of project; and whether they are new construction, building/site additions, or alteration of an existing structure. This presentation will show the current state of the dashboards, and a "how-to" of how the project was put together.

Speakers
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Michael Callovi

Planning Technician, City of Kenosha, WI
Mike has worked for the City of Kenosha in the Department of City Development as a GIS Technician since graduating UW-Parkside in 2000, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Geography and History. In 2012 Mike received his GIS Certificate, and in 2017 Mike graduated from... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon E

2:00pm

Why Your County PLSS Data Matters
This session details the creation of a statewide Public Land Survey System data layer using best-available county coordinate PLSS data to help improve the quality of the statewide parcel map. Learn about: how the data influenced decisions (i.e. coordinates, accuracy, reference systems), the implementation of the Romportl System for the statewide PLSS database and how we aggregated very diverse PLSS datasets.

Speakers
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David Vogel

WI State Cartographer's Office
David Vogel joined the SCO in December 2012 as a GIS Research Specialist.  He worked extensively on the LinkWISCONSIN Address Point and Parcel Mapping Project and the Version 1 Statewide Parcel Map Project.  He received his B.S. in Forest Management and Conservation Biology from... Read More →
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Ana Wells

Research Specialist, State Cartographer's Office
Ana joined the SCO in April of 2018.  She works with the SCO team developing statewide parcel and Public Land Survey System GIS databases for the state of Wisconsin, and training geospatial professionals in the use of LiDAR technology. Before joining the SCO, she has worked as research... Read More →
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Brenda Hemstead

Data Services, WI State Cartographer's Office
Brenda Hemstead is a Data Services Specialist and has been with the State Cartographer's Office since 1979. She manages a variety of technical and outreach projects for the office and has a long-standing role facilitating access to Wisconsin's survey control networks and providing... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

2:00pm

What's New In Collector for ArcGIS
The Collector for ArcGIS software platform has been evolving in both the iOS and Android versions in the last year. In this presentation, we will cover what's new and what is on the horizon for the Collector platform. We will also provide some tips and tricks when using both versions with High Accuracy GNSS Receivers.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Riester

Jay Riester

Senior Mapping Support Technician, Seiler Instrument
I am a member of the Seiler Instrument Mapping Technical Support team in Franklin, WI. I serve as a technical support resource for GPS/Mapping topics for customers and staff. I am a Certified Trimble trainer of both Trimble mapping hardware and software. We are also an Esri Silver... Read More →
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Gale Shea

Seiler Mapping
Has worked for Seiler Instrument since Spring of 2014 in her Mapping sales role She has 25 plus years experience in GIS and mapping Graduated from UW-Madison in Geography/GIS Worked in both public and private sector GIS - Federal NRCS and USGS, and State WIDNR Lifelong resident... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon G/ H

2:00pm

Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) 2020 Program Update
Join us for a WROC 2020 program update as we quickly approach the spring flight season. WROC representatives will discuss member participation levels, partnerships, and timelines for what will be a significant year for the consortium. We will also discuss data hosting, orthoimagery trends, and the future of the program beyond 2020.

Speakers
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Zach Nienow

Geospatial Project Manager, Ayres Associates
Zachary Nienow, GISP, is a geospatial project manager at Ayres Associates with extensive experience in digital mapping, GIS, and project management. He designs and leads LiDAR and orthoimagery projects from planning through flight and then data processing, quality control, and completion... Read More →
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Andy Faust

Senior GIS Analyst, North Central Regional Planning Commission
Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Andy has over 20 years experience in GIS and planning. He has worked with all forms of local government to provide assistance with a wide range of projects. Andy joined the North Central... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

2:00pm

Drone2Map: Getting Ready for your first Project
Presentation will cover basics of preparing for a small project drone flight and general data processing. Demo will include pre-flight planning with Site Scan, creating an initial project in Drone2Map, and showing some outputs from completed flights.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dickerson

Chris Dickerson

LIS Analyst, Waukesha County
Chris Dickerson is a Land Information Systems Analyst at the Waukesha County. He got his GIS certificate from UWM in 2014 and earned his GISP four years ago.


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
La Crosse & Milwaukee

2:00pm

ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecting Your Deployment
This presentation will cover the fundamentals of architecting the base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment and will lead you through more complex deployment scenarios that include the capability-based ArcGIS Server roles, such as Image Server and GeoAnalytics Server. This presentation will be full of best practices and helpful tips and aims to set you up for success in planning and deploying ArcGIS Enterprise. Specific to existing ArcGIS Server users, the presentation will walk you through 3 migration patterns to move your standalone ArcGIS Server site into a full ArcGIS Enterprise base deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller

Solution Engineer, State and Local Govt, Esri
Mr. Miller joined Esri in 2016 with an extensive background in Local Government industry knowledge as well as years of experience working in the private sector.  Jordan’s primary role with Esri is focusing on solving business challenges with a geospatial approach.  Jordan works... Read More →
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Matt Robinson

Solution Engineer, Esri
Matt Robinson is a Solution Engineer based in Chicago and has been with Esri since February of 2018. He supports state agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan by providing technical expertise on how location technology can used to solve business challenges... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon F

2:30pm

Aggregating gSSURGO to Wisconsin Watersheds for Empirical Water Quality Assessments
The state of Wisconsin includes over 100,000 HUC16 catchments which hold a vast array of lakes and stream reaches. Catchments can be dissolved into their larger upstream drainage basins to fully encapsulate the characteristics of the water and land that may drain into a specific point on the landscape. It is important to understand the variable characteristics of a basin in order to discern or predict what water quality and stream dynamics may be like - as they are functions of the surrounding landscape and land use. While there are many basin-wide factors that may affect the water quality and stream dynamics at any given point in a system, the gridded-Soil Survey Geographic Database (gSSURGO) from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) holds readily available soil information in a gridded format that can be used to answer some of the questions as to why a stream reach is the way it is.

Speakers
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Luke Beringer

GIS Technician, Wisconsin DNR
Luke Beringer and Aaron Fisch work for the Water Quality Bureau at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a GIS Technician, and Water Quality Modeler, respectively.Using their backgrounds in GIS, data modelling and data analysis; they have utilized and developed ways to... Read More →
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Aaron Fisch (Ruesch)

Water Resources Management Specialist Advanced, Wisconsin DNR
In general, Aaron is interested in geography. His work ranges across a variety of themes—drivers of agricultural expansion in the tropics, broad-scale climate-driven faunal range shifts in the Western Hemisphere, impacts of warming stream temperature on cold-water fishes—but maintains... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Bay

2:30pm

Dynamic Hyperlinks - Linking ArcGIS Collector & Survey123
Many organizations utilize ArcGIS Collector and Survey123 for field data collection. Many times organizations must try to choose between these two applications to collect data for a project, but what if there was an easy way to connect the two applications? Using dynamic hyperlinks to auto populate and link these two great applications can help streamline field data collection and accuracy.

Speakers
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Tyler DeBruin

GIS Utility Technician, Town of Grand Chute
Tyler DeBruin is the GIS Utility Technician for the Town of Grand Chute.


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon G/ H

2:30pm

From Years to Weeks: How to Reduce the Turn-around Time for Delivering Data
The volume of data collected in aerial data collection continues to increase exponentially while peoples’ expectation of turnaround time continues to decrease. How do you handle this explosion of data? The answer could lie in the cloud. New concepts such as cloud native geospatial data formats and analysis ready data along with new standards for cataloging are helping to make this a reality. It’s time to stop shipping hard drives and storing multiple copies of the same data. We'll demonstrate some new approaches to cloud-based data access that make this possible.


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon C

2:30pm

Designing Address Point and Street Centerline data to publish to the WLIA Standard
With the recent adoption of the Street Centerline and Point standards, there are questions on how to prepare the data for these publishing standards? Why would you do this and how will this impact future NG911, voter registration, and other needs?

This session will cover some recommendations, best practices and tools to structure the maintenance environment for these datasets so that it can be published to the WLIA Standards.

Speakers
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Fred Iausly

Senior GIS Analyst, Dane County LIO
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Andy Faust

Senior GIS Analyst, North Central Regional Planning Commission
Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Andy has over 20 years experience in GIS and planning. He has worked with all forms of local government to provide assistance with a wide range of projects. Andy joined the North Central... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A/B

2:30pm

Erosion Control with Collector
The DNR audits organizations for their erosion control monitoring. Wisconsin DNR Form 3400-187 is required to be filled out for every soil erosion inspection performed on a construction site. The Wisconsin DNR requirement states: "Inspections of implemented erosion and sediment control best management practices must be performed weekly and within 24 hours after a precipitation event 0.5 inches or greater which results in runoff. Weekly written reports of all inspections conducted by or for the permittee must be maintained throughout the period of general permit coverage." This becomes a lot of data to manage. Collector, Survey 123 and Adobe Pro come together to create a more streamlined process for Erosion Control auditing.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Hagar

Caitlin Hagar

GIS Analyst, City of Onalaska
Municipal GIS


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon E

2:30pm

Leveraging Your ArcGIS Investment: A Catalyst for Innovation
Join GISinc for a discussion and presentation around utilizing the strengths and capabilities within the ArcGIS Enterprise platform. We’ll share insights and examples to demonstrate advanced and innovative concepts for achieving ROI and true economic value within your enterprise

Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D

3:00pm

The Driftless Area: 3-D Geologic Mapping in Wisconsin using ESRI ArcGIS
GIS staff at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey constructed a preliminary 4-county 3-D lithologic model of Crawford, Monroe, Richland, and Vernon Counties. The model was constructed from data that had been refined for several WGNHS projects.

Over the last decade, WGNHS staff geocoded WDNR Well Construction Reports (WCRs) from digital and analog sources. In a GIS, the points representing water well boreholes were inspected, edited, and assigned a location confidence. Next, the land surface elevation for each well was extracted from a DEM. The land surface elevation was then used to “hang” each well’s downhole lithology. By displaying and exaggerating the data in ESRI ArcScene, the different lithologies were selected and classified into a very general stratigraphy. Structural surfaces for each lithologic unit’s base elevation were interpolated and inspected to identify outliers in the point data. After many rounds of editing, all obvious outliers had been edited or removed.

The relief of the preliminary topography of the lithologic contacts reveal that there is relief on the on all of underlying bedrock units. The relief of these rock layers may be influencing, if not guiding, the flow of water at and below the land surface. The topography of the lithologic units may be influencing long-term erosion.

A simplified lithologic model constructed from well records using ESRI ArcGIS is only one of the steps to creating a geologic map. Geologic maps can inform decision making about land use and land practices, land conservation, zoning, planning, and the construction & engineering of roads. WGNHS personnel will continue to add and interpret new information into our current 3-D lithologic data.

Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Green Bay

3:00pm

Locating Flood Impacts with Survey123 and Crowdsource Reporter
Like many communities throughout Wisconsin, the Town of Grand Chute recently conducted a town-wide property tax reassessment. To complete this project, the town needed to utilize the abilities of both ArcGIS Collector and Survey123. This presentation will go through the steps the town took during this project to set up their ArcGIS Collector application, Survey123 application, and how to link the two applications via dynamic hyperlinks. Examples and handouts of how to set up your own project with dynamic hyperlinks will be provided, along with a conference specific application example to show how dynamic hyperlinks work real time during the conference.

Speakers
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Danielle Lee

AE2S
Danielle Lee received a bachelor of science degree in Biological System/Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison in 2008. When starting work as an engineer shortly afterwards, she fell head over heels for making maps and completed a GIS Certificate from UW-Madison in 2013. She became... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon G/ H

3:00pm

The Development of "Mapsurvey": an R Library for Implementing Spatially-enabled Surveys
The digital revolution has brought about a disruptive change in how spatial data are collected, analyzed, and mapped. This has made workflows vastly more efficient, yet bottlenecks often persist in the research process. Collecting surveys on perceptions of space, place, and regions is one notable example. Responses are typically recorded on paper maps but have to be painstakingly digitized before conducting any analysis. We seek to close this technological gap through the creation of an R library called “mapsurvey”, which allows for immediate submission and aggregation of digital responses tied to spatial data. In this presentation, we describe how the software operates and share our experience of its development. We also discuss the results of several implementations, which include student perceptions of (a) the location of the “Midwest” of the United States and (b) residential desirability of various regions in Wisconsin. Beyond education, such a library has applicability in urban planning, disaster mitigation and response, outdoor recreation, and public health.


Thursday February 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm
La Crosse & Milwaukee

3:00pm

Applications of Remote Sensing in Land Management and Ecological Restoration
Remote sensing is a science, technology, and art. It derives information about an object, area, or phenomenon by a sensor that is not in physical direct contact with. The derived information, in general represented as spatial data layers, is one of the key inputs to GIS system to analyze and visualize for understanding relationships, patterns, and trends of features and phenomena in geographical space. Remote sensing is categorized in many ways and is characterized by the type of light source, platform, spatial resolution, and spectral wavelength range or frequency. The presentation will be organized with a brief introduction of the principles and various types of remote sensing technologies with a concentration on introducing real-world applications employed by Applied Ecological Services (AES), Inc over the last 10 years.

Speakers
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Fugui Wang

Applied Ecological Services
Dr. Fugui Wang is a senior scientist from Applied Ecological Services (AES), Brodhead, WI. Before he joined AES in 2012, he was a Post-Doc in UW-Madison for two and half years. His specialized consulting services in AES is remote sensing, but he also provide services related to ecological... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

3:30pm

Map Gallery Opening
Please join us in the Convention Lobby on Thursday, Feb 20 at 3:30 PM for the Map Gallery Opening!

The WLIA Map Contest is a great opportunity to share your best work with others who appreciate quality cartography and innovation. On Friday at lunch, awards will be presented in each category, in addition to special awards.


Moderators
avatar for Colter Sikora

Colter Sikora

Broadband Mapping Coordinator, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
avatar for Grace White

Grace White

Senior GIS Analyst, Legislative Technology Services Bureau

Thursday February 20, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Center Lobby

4:00pm

Elevation/ LiDAR Special Interest Group Meeting
Elevation/LiDAR - Share your successes and challenges with acquring and working with elevation data.

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
La Crosse & Milwaukee

4:00pm

Municipal GIS (MUGG) Special Interest Group Meeting
Municipal GIS (MUGG) - Discuss the special challenges and needs of city, village, or town GIS programs.

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon E

4:00pm

NextGen 911 Special Interest Group Meeting
Get updated on the most recent activities of the Task Force, state efforts, and local data requirements.

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon D

4:00pm

Open Source & Developer Interest Group Meeting
Revamped and updated Open Source SIG - we hope by expanding this SIG to all kinds of Developers it reaches a wider audience of those that love to code!

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon F

4:00pm

Tribal GIS Special Interest Group Meeting
Tribal GIS - Talk about what it takes to succeed within tribal organizations.

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Green Bay

4:00pm

UAS Special Interest Group Meeting
UAS - For those who have a great drone-piloting story or are just thinking about learning to fly.

Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon G/ H

5:00pm

Exhibitor Reception and Silent Auction
The Exhibit Hall is a great place to meet our sponsors and exhibitors - the latest in technology and services are on display!

The Silent Auction begins Thursday, Feb 20 at 5:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall during the Exhibitor Reception.
2020 Donations Map link

Have fun bidding on items such as sports tickets, gift packs, hotel stays, and an Ultra HD 4K Smart TV! Many prizes will be won!

All donations raised at the Silent Auction are tax-deductible.

The auction raises funds for the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship program via the WLIA Foundation, Inc.  Please help us to fund the education of those who will follow in our footsteps!

Remember, “It’s for the kids!” 


Thursday February 20, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wisconsin/ Geneva/ Mendota
 
Friday, February 21
 

6:45am

Past President's Breakfast
Friday February 21, 2020 6:45am - 7:45am
Salon C

8:00am

Coffee with Exhibitors

Friday February 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am
Wisconsin/ Geneva/ Mendota

8:30am

Announcements and Keynote
Speakers
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James Whitehorne

Chief, Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office, US Census Bureau
James Whitehorne is the Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office where he manages the Redistricting Data Program and the Section 203 language determinations required by the Voting Rights Act.  He began his career at the US Census Bureau as a geographer in the... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
Michigan

8:30am

Educators in GIS: K12 Teacher Session

SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND - COST $40
Registration due FEBRUARY 14
For more information see link to GIS in the Classroom

Learn what GIS is, how it can be easily integrated into your curriculum, and what resources are available to you, as educators.

  • What: GIS in the Classroom
  • Where:  Marriott Madison West; Middleton, WI
  • When:  Friday, February 21, 2020 from 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • Who:  Teachers and anyone who works with students in grades K-12
  • What:  Learn what GIS is, how it can be easily integrated into your curriculum, and what resources are available to you, as educators. This session will include training in various mapping and GIS tools and an introduction to free GIS lessons to use in your classroom. You’ll also learn how to find and collect GIS data and how to display it to tell a story. 

NOTE: This educational session requires participation from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. No walk-ins!



Speakers
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Shelley Witte

GIS Technician / Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
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Zach Robinson

GIS Analyst, LTSB
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Jay Riester

Senior Mapping Support Technician, Seiler Instrument
I am a member of the Seiler Instrument Mapping Technical Support team in Franklin, WI. I serve as a technical support resource for GPS/Mapping topics for customers and staff. I am a Certified Trimble trainer of both Trimble mapping hardware and software. We are also an Esri Silver... Read More →



Friday February 21, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
La Crosse

9:00am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free self-paced training at the Hands on Learning Lab open every day of the conference. Esri instructors will be available to answer questions.
(Note: Educators in GIS Network - K12 Teacher Session will meet in the HOLL on Friday at 10:00 AM)

Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Middleton

9:30am

Break; Silent Auction Ends
The Silent Auction will end at 10:00 am.

Auction winners can collect their items from the Exhibit Hall starting at 11:30 am (during the break before Friday's Lunch).

Friday February 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am
Wisconsin/ Geneva/ Mendota

10:00am

Enterprise GIS Data Updates for Capital and Annual Operating Projects
Milwaukee County has developed an enterprise GIS along with an asset management program. The initial build out has been completed and now we are left with maintaining what has been built. A key to keeping the 1,000+ buildings, 16,000+ rooms, 310 miles of trails and roadways, and 100,000+ assets up to date is to put in a process to capture what is being changed in the field through the annual capital projects, and yearly operations and maintenance programs. The GIS and Engineering sections have developed a management workflow as well as a GIS interface for designers and project managers to download the specific data that pertains to their project area and deliver that updated information back to the GIS and Engineering staff to validate and update the enterprise core GIS datasets. This is now one part of the overall project closeout process. We will also demonstrate an interface for distributing GIS asset data for designers and contractors. The interface is based on a geoprocessing service that bundles features from a specific list of layers that intersect a user-specified area of interest. The tool is flexible enough for users to download features from desktop GIS software or via a web browser, and County GIS staff can also use the tool for check-in\checkout project validation.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon C

10:00am

PRIA Local - Greater Wisconsin
Good communication between local industry stakeholders is essential. In addition, it is important that perspectives and information are shared between national and local industry levels. Recognizing these needs and supported by the success of Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) at the national level, an alliance was formed for the purpose of creating local industry workgroups to bring business and government stakeholders together. Industry leaders have long recognized the need for better communication between sectors at the local level, and a PRIA Local Chapter provides the structured forum needed.

Learn more about what we have accomplished including promoting integration with GIS and the GIS workgroup and be a part of PRIA Local - Greater Wisconsin's future.

Speakers
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Jodi Helgeson

Jodi Helgeson has been the Adams County Register of Deeds since 1995. She served as the state president of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association 2004-2005 and as President of the Wisconsin Land Information Association from 2008-2009 and has received the Allen H Miller Sustained... Read More →
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Scott Moore

Scott Moore has been with Fidlar Technologies for 16 years and is currently their VP of Sales. Scott also served on the PRIA Board of Directors from 2012-2014 and still maintains membership within the organization. Originally from Illinois, Scott is a long-suffering Bear fan.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon A/B

10:00am

High Density LiDAR and Data Driven Solutions
The LiDAR revolution for high density data has arrived. Remotely sensed data, often relying on artificial intelligence and machine learning, benefits from significantly higher densities in the point cloud. Today’s leading-edge LiDAR sensors and processes have the capability to meet these specialized needs, and the transformation of dense unstructured data into structured datasets optimizes analytics, resulting in key analytic insights such as feature extraction, change detection, and obstruction analysis. Higher density LiDAR data is critical for applications including topographic modeling, forest inventory and research, utility analytics, built environment modeling and analytics, infrastructure and engineering design, natural hazard planning and emergency response, and habitat mapping. This presentation will focus on the systems and processes for acquiring high density LiDAR datasets and will provide an overview of their application in a variety of scientific fields.

Speakers
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Kirk Contrucci

Senior Account Manager, Quantum Spatial
Kirk is an accomplished geospatial professional with 33 years of experience in the field. In his position as senior account manager at Quantum Spatial he coordinates project activities with assigned project managers and technical staff. Kirk also provides account management, marketing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon F

10:00am

Esri’s Utility Network: Quick Dive into Water Utilities
The Utility Network is a world where telecom and utility networks unite. Let's talk about the water distribution utility network, data management, and analysis and what it means to your organization.

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Milwaukee

10:00am

Local Redistricting in Wisconsin: An Overview
The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB), and the Applied Population Laboratory (APL) at UW-Madison will provide information on the upcoming 2020 US Census, the legal process of local redistricting, and the software utilized for local redistricting in the state of Wisconsin. LTSB will also discuss the logistics of the 2020 rehearsal redistricting pilot program. The presentation will be a condensed version of our standard workshop.

Speakers
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Joe Kreye

Legal Services Manager and Senior Legislative Attorney, Legislative Reference Bureau
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Ryan Squires

GIS Applications Developer, LTSB
Local Redistricting and Statewide Data Collection
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Dan Veroff

Distinguished Outreach Specialist, Applied Population Laboratory at UW-Madison Extension
Dan Veroff is a Distinguished Outreach Specialist with the Applied Population Laboratory at the UW-Madison/Extension. Since 1998, he has provided demographic data and analysis to Extension’s community development programs and has done research on the demographics of diversity and... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon D

10:00am

Engaging your Community with ArcGIS Hub
ArcGIS Hub is an easy-to-configure cloud platform that organizes people, data, and tools to accomplish initiatives. In this presentation, learn how you can use ArcGIS Hub to coordinate government staff, citizens, nonprofits, and other trusted partners to tackle the projects that matter most in your community. Explore "initiative thinking" and see how organizations around the world are unlocking the data they work with every day and turning it into knowledge that improves services and decision-making for all.

Speakers
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Jordan Miller

Solution Engineer, State and Local Govt, Esri
Mr. Miller joined Esri in 2016 with an extensive background in Local Government industry knowledge as well as years of experience working in the private sector.  Jordan’s primary role with Esri is focusing on solving business challenges with a geospatial approach.  Jordan works... Read More →
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Matt Robinson

Solution Engineer, Esri
Matt Robinson is a Solution Engineer based in Chicago and has been with Esri since February of 2018. He supports state agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan by providing technical expertise on how location technology can used to solve business challenges... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Green Bay

10:00am

Get to Know SAGIC
This presentation or panel will feature members of the State Agency Geographic Information Committee (SAGIC). The speakers here will discuss SAGIC's work for the standardization, development, documentation, accessibility, and governance of state agency spatial data. 2019 highlights like Maps at the Capitol and launching the Open Data Portal will likely be included, along with SAGIC's plans for 2020

Speakers
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Colter Sikora

Broadband Mapping Coordinator, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
Salon G

10:00am

Are You Ready for 2022?
The Wisconsin Spatial Reference System 2022 Task Force (WSRS2022) was formed to help prepare for the introduction of a new terrestrial reference system in 2022 that will replace NAD 83 and NAVD 88. This change will affect all geospatial professionals to some degree, whether they collect and manage data in WISCRS, perform surveys with GPS, or make small-scale maps using WTM. After 2022, horizontal coordinates will change by 1.25 meters or more, elevations will change by 0.75 meters or more, both horizontal and vertical coordinates will change over time requiring a time-stamp to relate them back to their starting epoch, and the US Survey Foot will no longer be used. Come to this session to learn about these changes, how they affect you, and what WSRS2022 is doing to help make the transition smoother. This session will include short presentations by members of WSRS2022 and a question-and-answer period.

Speakers
avatar for Dick Kleinmann

Dick Kleinmann

Geospatial Project Manager, Ayres Associates
Dick Kleinmann has 40 years of surveying experience in both the public and private sectors, obtaining his Wisconsin Land Surveyors License in 1985. He is currently a Geospatial Project Manager with Ayres Associates aerial mapping group, managing aerial imagery and aerial and terrestrial... Read More →
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Howard Veregin

WI State Cartographer, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Howard Veregin has almost 40 years of experience with digital mapping technology. He has a PhD in Geography from the University of California Santa Barbara and for the last 10 years has been Wisconsin State Cartographer at UW-Madison. He worked in the private sector at Rand McNally... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
Salon E

10:30am

Identifying Immigration Settlement Trends in Stevens Point Using Historical Census Data
Historical U.S. Census data are a treasure trove for understanding immigration patterns of settlement. The 1900 – 1930 censuses identify the place of birth for each recorded person, including the place of birth of the person’s mother and father. Learn how the team at UW-Stevens Point has managed the original census data to overlay the modern cache of street addresses using geocoding procedures. Learn more about their intentions to make the data and Wisconsin’s immigration narrative available via modern and interactive story maps.

Speakers
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Brad Casselberry

Brad received a Bachelor’s degree in History from UW-Stevens Point and an MLIS from UW-Milwaukee. He has worked in the UWSP archives for 9 years and has been the University Archivist for a year and a half. His major area of research interest is Portage County local history and he... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon C

10:30am

ArcMap Parcel Fabric Doctor's Office
Although there is a great deal of interest in the new generation of Parcel Fabric, there are still many organizations that use the ArcMap Parcel Fabric. This session will provide an open forum to bring in and discuss issues that your organization is experiencing and we will attempt to solve or point you in the right direction towards fixing the issues.

Speakers
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Frank Conkling

Owner, Panda Consulting
Frank J. Conkling is the Owner of Panda Consulting, a GIS Professional Services company that has been in existence since 1998. Frank is a recognized authority on GIS and Surveying and Mapping technology, including mapping various types of ownership interest in land.Frank has been... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A/B

10:30am

Panel - Geospatial Careers: Tips on How to Apply for and Land a Position
Please join us to learn tips and tricks on how to apply for and land a geospatial job position. Our panel is made of experienced GIS managers and supervisors.

Jon Schwichtenberg, GISP, GIS Coordinator, GRAEF I have been a supervisor in charge of managing and hiring geospatial staff for over 20 years in the private consulting industry.  

Kelly Felton, Cartographer/GIS Specialist, LIO, GISP Employed with Sauk County Land Information for over 21 years working with GIS staff to build the county’s land information system, integrating various data to enhance the county’s GIS websites and building focused applications for various consumer uses. I assist with the hiring criteria and project focus of our interns related to Land Information/GIS.

Jennifer Borlick, Senior Planner/GIS Manager, Planning, Economic and Community Development, Rock County Responsible for the hiring and supervision of seasonal interns for the Planning Department for the last 10 years.

Jason Krueger, CP, GISP, Manager, Ayres Associates As manager at Ayres, I have taken an active role in recruiting and hiring personnel for diverse geospatial positions and a wide range of experience levels. In addition to seeking candidates for our Wisconsin offices, I also have a good pulse on the job market for the greater geospatial industry around the country.

Moderators
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Tony Van Der Wielen

WLIA President-Elect

Speakers
avatar for Jon Schwichtenberg

Jon Schwichtenberg

GIS Coordinator, GRAEF
Founded in 1961, GRAEF is a full service engineering and planning firm with six offices in three states, and over 240 employees. GRAEF provides Geospatial Services relating to structural, civil, transportation, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, landscape design, environmental... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Felton

Kelly Felton

Cartographer, Sauk County
Kelly Felton (kelly.felton@saukcountywi.gov) is the GIS Specialist/LIO for Sauk County Land Information/GIS. She is a graduate of UW-Whitewater, and began her career with Sauk County after graduation in 1996. She has been a member of WLIA for over 24 years. She is a former Board Member, former WLIA President, along with s... Read More →
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Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick (Jennifer.Borlick@co.rock.wi.us) is the GIS Manager for Rock County, Planning Economic and Community Development and is a long term member and former Board Member of WLIA. She is a graduate of UW-Madison and has been working in the GIS field since 2000. She is a passion in racial and gender equity endeavors, includ... Read More →
avatar for Jason Krueger

Jason Krueger

Manager, Ayres Associates Inc
I have been with Ayres Associates since 2007. I've worked in both the public and private sector within the geospatial industry since 1997. As manager at Ayres, I have taken an active role in recruiting and hiring personnel for diverse geospatial positions and a wide range of experience... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon F

10:30am

Raising the Roof on GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS Indoors
This presentation will introduce the audience to the new ArcGIS Indoors solution and discuss where it can be best utilized within the GIS industry. Details to be covered include the process of preparing CAD & BIM data for import into ArcGIS Indoors, as well as Esri tools available to help with the process. Other discussion topics will include implementing an Indoor Positioning Systems (ISP) to be used with the Indoors application as well as data collection with 3D scanning tools when BIM data is not available. Audience can expect to gain a better understanding of the Indoors solution and learn examples of how it may help their organization utilize spatial data for facilities and space management and providing a user-friendly visitor interaction.

Speakers
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Jonathan Hodel

President, Cloudpoint Geographics
Mr. Hodel is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a primary focus in transportation systems. He has used this foundation of engineering principals to expand his technical expertise in the geosaptial industry by launching Cloudpoint Geographics... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Milwaukee

11:00am

Mapping Together - Bringing Together Local and Satellite Data sets to do Change Detection Between Census Years
With the 2020 census data coming up many municipalities will want to know how their infrastructure is changing in conjunction with changes in demographics. New ortho and LIDAR data collections are scheduled for 2020. We'll explore the combination of local and satellite data in landscape classification.


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
Salon D

11:00am

ADA Compliance Audits using GIS
Many communities are focusing on making their public amenities accessible to all residents. Part of this entails preforming ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance Audits to identify locations that meet ADA standards and those that need improvement. The City of Janesville uses GIS to inspect its public ROW, analyze for ADA compliance and prioritize necessary improvement projects. This presentation will show how the city uses Collector for inspections, Dashboards for analysis and web apps for improvement planning, along with lessons learned during the process. Learn how GIS helped the City of Janesville develop an ADA Transition Plan that establishes measurable goals based on the balance of priority improvement areas and limited funding.

Speakers
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Scott Kiley

GIS Analyst, MSA Professional Services
Scott is a senior GIS Analyst at MSA Professional Services where he has been assisting communities with GIS for 15 years. He has implemented GIS solutions for many purposes including using the entire ArcGIS Platform to enable communities to manage their infrastructure. Scott loves... Read More →
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Kirby Benz

GIS Coordinator, City of Janesville
Kirby has been the GIS Coordinator at the City of Janesville for 13 years where he is responsible for maintaining the City’s enterprise GIS system.  He was previously the GIS Specialist for the City of Beloit for 10 years where he helped establish their GIS system.  He graduated... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
Green Bay

12:00pm

Lunch, Awards, and Association Town Hall
The WLIA Annual Town Hall meeting will be conducted during Friday's lunch. The meeting will include the Annual Reports from WLIA Committees on actions of the Association and Task Forces, as well as discussion about activities and WLIA's future direction.

Friday's lunch will include recognition of the Map Contest winners, Awards winners, and announcement of the incoming WLIA Board of Directors.

Friday February 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Michigan

1:30pm

WLIA New Board meeting
Friday February 21, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Bay