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LTSB receives national GIS award

The Wisconsin Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB) was recently honored with the National States Geographic Information Council’s (NSGIC) 2016 Geospatial Excellence: Innovator Award.

LTSB’s GIS Team was awarded the “Innovator Award” for helping to create statutory changes and the development of the WISE‐Decade platform. The success of the program hinged on providing technology to successfully work with all 72 of Wisconsin’s Land Information Offices, and resulted in an upgrade to how Wisconsin government publicly reports municipal boundary changes. This also resulted in more accurate management of voting districts, improved distribution of government funds by refining population estimates, and a streamlined data delivery to the Census BAS program. 

The LTSB GIS Team was nominated by our State’s Geographic Information Officer, Jim Giglierano.

NSGIC was formed to provide a unified voice on geographic information and technology issues, advocate for state interests, and support statewide GIS initiatives. Through the decades, NSGIC has actively supported the creation of intelligent maps and databases that enable well-informed and timely decisions for a wide array of governmental areas. With an annual presentation of awards, NSGIC recognizes the highest levels of public service leadership, commitment, and contributions to the greater geospatial community.

Congrats to our colleagues at LTSB!

Source: Wisconsin Legislative Technology Services Bureau