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Register now for the WLIA Regional Meeting in La Crosse

The Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) regional meeting in La Crosse on October 19-21 is shaping up to be a very popular event. The registration form with a schedule of speakers is now available on the WLIA website.

Thursday, October 20th will be devoted to an all-day “Fundamentals of Digital Orthophoto Quality Assurance” workshop. The morning session will consist of a quality assurance “crash-course” provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, along with an overview of the recommended orthophoto technical specifications developed by the Northeast WI Orthophoto Consortium. The workshop will wrap-up with some real-world perspectives from city, county, and regional representatives.

Also on Thursday, Larry Cutforth from the USDA Farm Service Agency will talk about the National Aerial Imagery Program flights that took place this summer. The 2005 NAIP flights will produce color, one-meter resolution imagery for all 72 counties in the state.

The agenda for Friday morning will be busy with WLIA committee meetings and a Land Information Officer Network update. The focus then will shift to emergency management, with speakers from Winnebago County and Wisconsin Emergency Management. Chris Diller will also provide an update on the WLIA Emergency Management Task Force.