Wisconsin Geospatial News

WLIA sets stage for annual conference

The Wisconsin Land Information Association — essentially the state’s GIS community — is gearing up for another big annual conference. It will all unfold on March 3-5 in Wisconsin Dells. You don’t need to be a member of WLIA to attend.

The theme for this 16th annual conference "Making a Splash with Land Records," reflects the meeting’s location at the Kalihari Resort which includes an indoor water park.

Workshops, sessions, displays
The first day of the meeting will be devoted to a series of nine workshops. Eight of these are half-day (four a.m., four p.m.) and one is full-day. At lunch that day, the keynote talk will be given by Adena Schutzberg, the editor of the weekly web-published GIS Monitor. In addition to her in-depth tracking of the full range of GIS news and trends, Adena is also heavily involved in the Open GIS Consortium.

Thursday and Friday morning are organized into plenary and break-out sessions plus an exhibition hall. In addition, WLIA will reprise its map gallery and competition.

GOS Director to address conference
A second keynote speaker this year will be Hank Garie, the Executive Director of the federal program Geospatial One-Stop. Prior to joining the GOS initiative in 2003, Garie managed GIS activities for the State of New Jersey and was very active in the National States Geographic Information Council.

For details on the conference, visit the WLIA website or call 1/800-344-0421.