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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
 

9:30am CST

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 CST
Salon H

9:30am CST

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 →
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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 →


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

9:30am CST

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 CST
Salon A

9:30am CST

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 CST
Salon B

9:30am CST

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 CST
Salon G

9:30am CST

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 CST
Salon F

9:30am CST

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
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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 →
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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 CST
Salon D

9:30am CST

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 CST
Salon C

1:30pm CST

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 →
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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 →


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

1:30pm CST

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 CST
Salon H

1:30pm CST

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 CST
Salon B

1:30pm CST

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 CST
Green Bay

1:30pm CST

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 CST
Salon F