University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hayden Elza

Information Processing Consultant

elza@wisc.edu

385 Science Hall
550 North Park Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

Hayden conducts research, development, and support of new geospatial technologies, as well as project coordination and technical support for the SCO Student Lab and Statewide PLSS dataset.

Hayden previously worked on the pilot statewide PLSS dataset and the NOAA-funded project of special merit. He has been in his current role since August 2019.

Before SCO Hayden worked in the Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Wisconsin – Madison with David Mladenoff. There he managed a database containing 374,000 bearing tree records from the original Wisconsin GLO survey. He has also worked on GIS and web mapping projects for David Hart in the Sea Grant Institute.

Hayden has a BS in Forest Science from UW-Madison and a GIS Capstone from UW-Madison Geography. His interests include: free and open source GIS, open data, spatial databases, spatial web tools, and drones.