Wisconsin Geospatial News

GIS Strategic Planning Progresses

A team of twenty people developing a State of Wisconsin GIS strategic plan met for the second time on Monday, June 19th. The Core Planning Team, formed by the Wisconsin Land Information Association, is identifying critical statewide GIS challenges over the next 3-5 years, and developing recommendations to meet these challenges. The team intends to release a report on its conclusions this fall.

At its meeting on June 19th in Stevens Point, the Core Team identified five broad issues it intends to address in its report – no state recognized forum to discuss GIS issues and develop recommendations, GIS education, funding, data management policies, and GIS services. At the team’s next meeting (July 31st), definitions and profiles of these issues will be developed, ready for additional public input.

The work of the GIS planning team is sponsored by the WLIA with funding support from a Federal Geographic Data Committee grant. The team’s July 31st meeting will be held in Wisconsin Dells. All meeting notes and other documents and lists associated with the Core Team’s work can be viewed on the WLIA’s web site.

More information: WLIA web site

More information: Federal Geographic Data Committee