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Thursday, November 9
 

8:00am PST

NG911 Special Interest Group
Special interest group meeting locations will be announced at registration.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Faust

Andy Faust

Senior GIS Analyst, North Central Regional Planning Commission
Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Andy has over 20 years experience in GIS and planning. He has worked with all forms of local government to provide assistance with a wide range of projects. Andy joined the North Central... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am PST

9:05am PST

NG911 Task Force Update
This talk will discuss the reason for creation of this task force and how it will be structured. The chair of the task force may be on hand to discuss any relevant topics such as: Define a process in which the taskforce will select a nominee to be appointed to the 911 Subcommittee, report to WLIA on happenings in the 911 subcommittee, support the appointed member of the 911 Subcommittee, and perform outreach to groups, organizations and individuals who need or have relevant information regarding NextGen 911.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Moline

Mitch Moline

GIS Architect/Admin, WisDOT
Mitch Moline currently works at the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation as the agency’s GIS Server Administrator. He is responsible for maintaining the agencies GIS infrastructure which includes ArcSDE/Oracle, ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server technology solutions. Mitch has worked in state... Read More →
avatar for Tony Van Der Wielen

Tony Van Der Wielen

GIS Manager, Legislative Technology Services Bureau
I have served the Wisconsin State Legislature as the GIS Team Manager for the Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB) for the past nineteen years. My role has been coordinating the technological aspects of State and Local Redistricting, performing the required duties as the... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 9:05am - 9:30am PST

9:30am PST

WLIA Legislative Update
Speakers
avatar for Zach Nienow

Zach Nienow

Geospatial Project Manager, Ayres Associates
Zachary Nienow, GISP, is a geospatial project manager at Ayres Associates with extensive experience in digital mapping, GIS, and project management. He designs and leads LiDAR and orthoimagery projects from planning through flight and then data processing, quality control, and completion... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am PST

9:45am PST

Assessing Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study was conducted to identify high-crash corridors and intersections within the LAPC planning area and recommend countermeasures to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in those areas. Crashes are analyzed as a matter of course when corridor studies are conducted, but crashes are generally broken down as rear-end crashes, angle crashes, left-turn crashes, etc. Vulnerable users are mostly considered only in bicycle and pedestrian safety and modal plans. The study relied heavily on motor vehicle crash and count data obtained from the state DOTs and bicycle and pedestrian crossing count data obtained by LAPC staff. In order to compare intersections with varying attributes, a formula was developed to assign a crash value to each intersection. The result was that one of our major north-south facilities — Hwy. 35/West Ave., which was reconstructed in 2008 for traffic safety reasons — is now one of the least safe facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians. While the number of motor vehicle crashes decreased by 11 percent between the five years prior to the project (2003-2007) and the five years of this study (2011- 2015), bicycle and pedestrian crashes increased 36 percent. This facility also includes five of the six identified high-crash intersections for bicyclists and pedestrians in the region.

Speakers

Thursday November 9, 2017 9:45am - 10:15am PST

10:30am PST

Wisconsin’s Lost State Line
Determining the exact location of the boundaries between states can be a challenge — especially those with water bodies serving as boundaries. The majority of Wisconsin’s Westerly boundary is the main channel of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. Since that line was established nearly 170 years ago, the exact location of the state boundary has become clouded, creating difficulty and turmoil for entities that need to know exactly where that line is. In this session you will find out how our boundary came to be, how it got “lost,” situations where exact location is needed and how it might be clearly defined and established again.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Meyer

Bryan Meyer

County Surveyor, La Crosse County
Bryan Meyer, serves as La Crosse County Surveyor and President of the Wisconsin County Surveyors Association (WCSA).  Bryan has been involved in land surveying since 1976. He is a 1980 graduate of Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander Wisconsin and was employed as a land... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am PST

11:15am PST

Mapping School District Boundaries
Accurate school district boundary information is important for realtors and home buyers, critical for the determination of state and federal aids, and vital for taxation and voting purposes. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) manages the boundary change process and has the authority and responsibility to issue boundary change orders to county and municipal clerks and to inform the federal Census of district boundary changes. State efforts now underway to collect parcel information and boundary maps from the counties through WISE-Decade may create a valuable resource for government officials and members of the public in the future. This presentation will include an overview of boundary change options, describe the resources available from the DPI to help county officials resolve school district boundary questions, and identify the role of state and county officials in recording, and mapping, school district boundary changes.

Speakers
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Janice Zmrazek

Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
school district boundaries; boundary change options; reorganization orders; state laws for boundary changes, school board operations, pupil transportation


Thursday November 9, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm PST

1:00pm PST

WROC: 2020 and Beyond
The multi-entity Wisconsin Regional Orthophotography Consortium (WROC) allows counties and other agencies involved in the program an efficient and collaborative means of collecting and sharing important imagery, elevation, and mapping data throughout the State of Wisconsin. Operating in five-year cycles, WROC is now approaching its sixth rotation and has increased participation, streamlined its processes, and expanded the amount of digital orthophotography and elevation data gleaned with each passing cycle. Participation has grown from seven entities in 1995 to 78 in 2015 – touching every corner of the state and allowing for an unprecedented amount of available data. The WROC team, along with its members and partners, acquired and processed nearly 45,000 square miles of high-resolution orthoimagery and over 15,000 square miles of aerial LiDAR throughout the state in the 2014-15 flying season alone. This presentation will outline the benefits, check in on the current status, and predict future developments of the WROC program as it steamrolls towards 2020.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Faust

Andy Faust

Senior GIS Analyst, North Central Regional Planning Commission
Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Andy has over 20 years experience in GIS and planning. He has worked with all forms of local government to provide assistance with a wide range of projects. Andy joined the North Central... Read More →
avatar for Zach Nienow

Zach Nienow

Geospatial Project Manager, Ayres Associates
Zachary Nienow, GISP, is a geospatial project manager at Ayres Associates with extensive experience in digital mapping, GIS, and project management. He designs and leads LiDAR and orthoimagery projects from planning through flight and then data processing, quality control, and completion... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST

1:45pm PST

Development of PL566 Dam Breach Flood Boundaries for Vernon County
Vernon County had a need to create an improved administrative PL566 dam breach flood boundary data layer. The 2010 LiDAR data, dam breach analyses performed by Ayres in 1995, and several ArcHydro tools were used to create this GIS data layer. The presentation will cover the general steps involved and several lessons learned during the process.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Avoles

Doug Avoles

GIS Coordinator/LIO, Vernon County
I have been a County GIS Coordinator and Land Information Officer for 18 years (9 in Monroe County and 9 in Vernon County) with a 3 year stint as a GIS Project Manager at Applied Data Consultants. I have over 20 years of experience performing parcel mapping and a wealth of experience... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm PST

2:30pm PST

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: A New Paradigm in Capabilities and Risk
Almost three years ago Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) gained legal authorization for commercial applications in the US. Since then, thousands of companies are realizing first hand that along with the promising capabilities of UAS technology, there are also important limitations to consider. Industry pioneer, Peter Menet will discuss both the successes and challenges he’s experienced working with UAS technology every day for the past three years.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Menet

Peter Menet

Founder/CEO, Menet Aero, Inc.
Peter Menet is the co-founder and CEO of Menet Aero, Inc., one of the first companies in the nation to be approved by the FAA to perform commercial Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) services. Peter is a military aviator with over 1,600 hours in the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm PST

3:00pm PST

Introduction to the U.S. National Grid
Adoption of the US National Grid (USNG) continues to grow. It is imperative that all state, regional, and local government agencies implement it by developing map products and providing training in their use to increase geospatial interoperability across jurisdictions. Fundamentally, this is about teaching people the basic skills of map reading and land navigation. In many ways, the value of those basic skills has been lost among all the technical sophistication of GIS. Furthermore, the need for a standardized location referencing system can be easily demonstrated through the pervasive availability of GPS on cell phones. Demonstrating the wide array of coordinate systems, notations, and conventions available for GPS location display quickly leads to a conversation about the need for standardization. This presentation will cover the basic concepts of the USNG, its foundation and importance as a National standard, and provide practical examples of its many benefits.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Ayers

Joseph Ayers

GIS Analyst, St Croix County


Thursday November 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST

3:30pm PST

Highway Asset Mapping, Billing and Fiscal Reporting
The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Highway Division is responsible for maintaining more than 2,000 lane-miles of county, state, and interstate highways. Work along these roadways includes plowing, mowing, pavement repair, lighting, traffic signals, signage, and painting. The department is collecting GIS data through a variety of techniques and integrating it into Cityworks asset management software to track work orders, map work completed, and bill various parties for work performed. This presentation goes through the various methods used to collect data as well as the unique customizations needed to generate efficient and accurate billing reports.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Blumer

Bradley Blumer

Senior GIS Analyst, Milwaukee County Department of Transportation
Brad Blumer is the Senior GIS Analyst at the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation. He is responsible for the development and implementation of geospatial projects and technology, as well as maintaining the Highway asset management system. He has worked in local government... Read More →


Thursday November 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
TBA
 
Friday, November 10
 

8:00am PST

Wisconsin Municipal GIS User Group (MUGG) SIG
Special interest group meeting locations will be announced at registration.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Dorn

Adam Dorn

GIS Administrator, City of Oshkosh


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am PST

8:00am PST

Women in GIS - WI Special Interest Group
Special interest group meeting locations will be announced at registration.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick (Jennifer.Borlick@co.rock.wi.us) is the GIS Manager for Rock County, Planning Economic and Community Development and is a long term member and former Board Member of WLIA. She is a graduate of UW-Madison and has been working in the GIS field since 2000. She is a passion in racial and gender equity endeavors, includ... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Felton

Kelly Felton

Cartographer, Sauk County
Kelly Felton (kelly.felton@saukcountywi.gov) is the GIS Specialist/LIO for Sauk County Land Information/GIS. She is a graduate of UW-Whitewater, and began her career with Sauk County after graduation in 1996. She has been a member of WLIA for over 24 years. She is a former Board Member, former WLIA President, along with s... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am PST
TBA

8:30am PST

Data Fusion for High Accuracy Mapping Project
There are many different platforms that can be used to collect data for high accuracy mapping projects. These include terrestrial LiDAR, mobile LiDAR, aerial LiDAR (fixed wing and helicopter) and traditional photogrammetry. On many occasions, no single platform can meet all of a project’s needs. Utilizing multiple acquisition platforms and technologies to secure data for a single project has proven to be a safe, cost effective and schedule friendly alternative for our transportation clients and is becoming more common. There are both advantages and disadvantages to a multiplatform approach. Some advantages include a cost savings for clients, achieving high accuracies in key locations of large project areas, and capturing a more complete coverage footprint by reduction of obscured areas. Integrating multiple technologies, the secondary collection platform often compliments and expands the coverage within areas found to be impenetrable in the primary acquisition dataset. The down side to a multiple technology approach is the challenges associated with the merging of the different data sets to create a seamless product. These can include mismatches in the calibration or alignment of the different data sets; gaps, overlaps, issues caused by different collection times; and multiple resolutions causing variations in surface models. These challenges can be overcome by upfront coordination with the design team to thoroughly understand their requirements and expectations and with well-coordinated mission planning and data collection. In this presentation, we will explore the advantages and challenges in which multiple technologies were used for a single deliverable for transportation projects.

Speakers
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Sonja Ellefson

Mapping Resource Manager, GPI
Sonja Ellefson the Mapping Resource Manager for GPI Geospatial in Sheboygan WI.  She is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist who studied geology at MIT then went on to get her masters degree in photogrammetry and remote sensing from University College London.  She has spent over... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am PST

9:00am PST

Prepping Address Data for NG911
This session will look at currently available tools within ArcGIS Desktop and Esri’s Local Government Information Model that can be used to update and maintain site addresses points and road centerline data. Take control of your address data and be prepared for what’s coming.

Speakers
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Jonathan Hodel

President, Cloudpoint Geographics
Mr. Hodel is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a primary focus in transportation systems. He has used this foundation of engineering principals to expand his technical expertise in the geosaptial industry by launching Cloudpoint Geographics... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am PST

9:30am PST

Legislative and Local Redistricting
Van Der Wielen will discuss all aspects of local and legislative redistricting in Wisconsin. He will also give an update on statewide municipal ward collections.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Van Der Wielen

Tony Van Der Wielen

GIS Manager, Legislative Technology Services Bureau
I have served the Wisconsin State Legislature as the GIS Team Manager for the Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB) for the past nineteen years. My role has been coordinating the technological aspects of State and Local Redistricting, performing the required duties as the... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am PST

10:15am PST

The 2020 Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)
The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and the first Geographic Partnership opportunity that the Census Bureau offers to local governments is the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) operation. LUCA is an opportunity for tribal, state, county, and local governments to compare their address list with the Census Bureau’s Master Address File (MAF) to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Census address list that will be used in 2020 Census operations. This 30 minute presentation will introduce and explain the program, define participation methods, and give a brief overview of the LUCA operation. A question and answer period will follow.

Speakers
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Dan Veroff

Distinguished Outreach Specialist, Applied Population Laboratory at UW-Madison Extension
Dan Veroff is a Distinguished Outreach Specialist with the Applied Population Laboratory at the UW-Madison/Extension. Since 1998, he has provided demographic data and analysis to Extension’s community development programs and has done research on the demographics of diversity and... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am PST

11:00am PST

Panel Discussion: The Role Coastal Grants and Outreach Play in the Wisconsin Land Information Community
Panelists: Jeff DuMez, GIS Coordinator/LIO, Brown County; Mike Friis, Program Manager, Wisconsin Land Information Program and Wisconsin Coastal Management Program; David Hart, Assistant Director for Extension, UW Sea Grant; Andrew Struck, Ozaukee County; Scott Galetka, Land Records Administrator, Bayfield County

Coastal grants and outreach play an important role in the development of land information in Wisconsin. This panel discussion will cover the type of funding available to address coastal data needs and issues, as well as the range of NOAA-funded partnerships that operate in coastal states. The panelists will also cover how coastal grants programs fit within the framework of WLIA and how these grants benefit various sectors of the land information community.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Damkot

Eric Damkot

Data Services Manager/LIO, Washington County
Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He has been with Washington County since 1998 where he currently serves as the Data Services Manager. Eric is the Washington County LIO and is the current WLIA... Read More →

Friday November 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
TBA