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

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Thursday, February 20

10:30am CST

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.

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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 Environmental... Read More →

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 CST
Green Bay

11:00am CST

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.

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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 CST
Green Bay

11:30am CST

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 CST
Green Bay