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By Jim Lacy   
February 27, 2007

For years, the Wisconsin Department of Administration has maintained a statewide e-mail list service called "lio-tech."  Aimed at providing a means of communication among participants in the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP), the WLIP "technical assistance" list has morphed into the de facto statewide, general-purpose geospatial mailing list.

As I thought about it, I realized that I couldn't remember how I was added to the list a few years ago, nor could I figure out the proper procedure for a person to subscribe. Thanks to Mike Friis at DOA for pointing me to the subscription page:

http://www.doa.state.wi.us/category.asp?linkcatid=741&linkid=133&locid=9

Last time I checked, there were about 200 people on the list, from all levels of government and private industry. Topics vary quite a bit, but some recent examples of questions posed to the list: "best" source of acreages for plat books (deeds vs. GIS-computed), titles and wage scales for GIS positions, and orthophoto funding strategies. 

Lio-tech is a great way to bounce questions off your colleagues around the state.  Are you on the list?

 
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