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

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.

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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 CST
La Crosse & Milwaukee

11:00am CST

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.


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 CST
La Crosse & Milwaukee

11:30am CST

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.

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Colter Sikora

Broadband Mapping Coordinator, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

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 CST
La Crosse & Milwaukee