Women in GIS at the Esri UC

Make sure to check out all of the ways you can interact with Women in GIS (WiGIS) at the ESRI UC. This is where the idea for Women in GIS - Wisconsin was born. Kelly Felton and I went to the Women in GIS Lunch at an ESRI UC. I can't remember which one. New … Continue reading Women in GIS at the Esri UC

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2018 WLIA Spring Regional Recap

What a ride! This year's Spring Regional was held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. It's a quaint resort with a rich history (which we'll discuss later.) DAY 1 Thursday morning started off with a choice of workshops. I heard great things about Getting Started with Survey 123 and Workflows for Analyzing Crash Data … Continue reading 2018 WLIA Spring Regional Recap

Emily Champagne, GISP, GIS Supervisor – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Our next interview is with Emily Champagne, GISP, GIS Supervisor with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). I have had the pleasure of knowing Emily since we both went through the GIS Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. We were among the first recipients of the GIS Certificate as it was in its first … Continue reading Emily Champagne, GISP, GIS Supervisor – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Nancy Von Meyer: President – Fairview Industries, Inc.

We are excited to bring our next interview with Nancy Von Meyer, President of Fairview Industries Inc, http://fairview-industries.com/. Nancy has been a driving force in land records, GIS & cadastral information;  well respected, and recognized nationally as an industry leader. Her work has fostered collaborative partnerships, providing support in GIS system design & implementation, developing … Continue reading Nancy Von Meyer: President – Fairview Industries, Inc.

STEM Exploration Day for Girls at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Contributor: Sophia Parr February 23, 2018 University of Wisconsin Stevens Point held a STEM conference on February 23, 2018. The event brought together middle school girls from across the state in an effort to showcase the different careers students can pursue in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The university’s geography department hosted a session on Geographic … Continue reading STEM Exploration Day for Girls at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Passing of a Wisconsin Geospatial Leader

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the sudden passing of  Frederick "Fred" John Halfen, a longtime leader in the Wisconsin geospatial community.   Fred drowned following an accident on the Wisconsin River on October 17, 2017. He was 65. Fred had deep connections to the Wisconsin Land Information Association, serving a 3-year … Continue reading Passing of a Wisconsin Geospatial Leader

Jaime Martindale: Map & Geospatial Data Librarian

Our first interview is with Jaime Martindale, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian [Extraordinaire] at the UW-Madison Arthur H. Robinson Map Library. I first met Jaime in 2003 when she started working at the library. The transformation of the library has been nothing short of astonishing. What started out as hard copy maps and some digital data where students had to visit the library in person to access the data, has morphed into a vast digital library where students and researchers can obtain statewide geographic data with a visit to the GeoData@Wisconsin website. She made the news last year by finding the site of a WWII-era crash site in Wisconsin. You can follow the Map Library on Twitter: @UWRobinsonMap.