Over the last year Jennifer Borlick and Kelly Felton of WiGIS-WI have been meeting with the MN GIS/LIS workgroup Equity Advocates. During this same time WiGIS-WI has been discussing with its members possible changes to the group. The desire to engage a more diverse group of individuals has become a main focus. We want to … Continue reading Women in GIS – Wisconsin Becoming “Equity Advocates”
2019 is moving fast, and things don’t look to be slowing down. I’d like to give you a recap of what I experienced at the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego. The Plenary Session welcomed in the first day, with keynotes by Ambassador Stefano Toscano, Dr. Jane Goodall, and E.O. Wilson, along with presentations … Continue reading Esri UC 2019
Thank you to Colleen Hermans (GIS Coordinator for Wisconsin Emergency Management and Member of the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Land Information Association) for the recap of the WLIA 2019 Fall Regional held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on May 30-31. Hello WLIA land! I’m excited to share my first ever blog piece with you all. … Continue reading WLIA 2019 Spring Regional Recap
Just a quick note to say that we are off to the WLIA 2019 Spring Regional in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We hope to see you at the SIG Friday Morning!
Thank you to Katherine A. Westaby, AICP for volunteering to write a blog post about her experience at the 32nd Wisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference. Kate is the Planner/Community Development Specialist at the City of Platteville. I started to write this blog at 6am on Friday, before the final keynote speaker and sessions. I … Continue reading WLIA: Making Connections
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
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
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
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.
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