“Maps Matter: Working Together for Wisconsin” is the title of a GIS event scheduled for Friday February 13th at the State Capitol Building in Madison. Sponsored by the State Agency Geographic Information Coordination (SAGIC) Team, the goal for the exposition is to educate legislators, agency managers, and agency staff on the role and importance of GIS in serving Wisconsin’s citizens.
In addition to poster displays and live demos by agency GIS specialists, Lisa Morrison, SAGIC Chairperson, will kick off the event at 9:30 with a welcome and short “What is GIS” presentation. Throughout the rest of the day, there will be short 15-minute presentations every hour on the hour, beginning at 10:00. All of the presentations relate to the June 2008 floods in Wisconsin.
A dozen state agencies, along with the Wisconsin Land Information Association and the U.S. Geological Survey, are planning to exhibit. No RSVP’s are needed, and the event is free and open to the public.
SAGIC’s mission is to promote and improve the collaboration, communication, quality, and sharing of best practices among state agency users and developers of geospatial data and technologies. SAGIC serves as the primary advisory group and forum for state agency programs, the Geographic Information Officer (GIO), and other interested groups and organizations that deal with the business and/or technical geospatial issues of state government.