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

2:00pm CST

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.

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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 CST
Salon C

2:30pm CST

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 CST
Salon C

3:00pm CST

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.


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 CST
Salon C