Wisconsin Geospatial News

Wisconsin state agency GIS to be examined at May 17 workshop

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is the primary sponsor for a state agency GIS workshop to be held in Madison on May 17, 2005. The goal of the workshop is to build a business case to managers for better GIS coordination between agencies.

In addition to local speakers, including Johnnie Smith from Wisconsin Emergency Management, and state chief information officer Matt Miszewski (invited), the workshop will also feature several national speakers who will discuss success stories from their home states.

Zsolt Nagy (North Carolina Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, and president of the National States Geographic Information Council) and Chris Kannan (USGS) will discuss North Carolina’s “OneMap” effort. Also on tap is Eric Swanson from the Michigan Center for Geographic Information, who will give attendees an update on GIS services and coordination in Michigan.

Pre-registration for this free event is required, and seating is limited to 80 participants. According to the workshop invitation, state agency representatives will receive priority registration through Monday, May 2.

Funding for the workshop was provided to DOA by the Federal Geographic Data Committee as part of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure “Institution Building and Coordination” cooperative agreement grant program.

For more information, visit http://enterprise.state.wi.us/home/tlc/GIS/home.htm