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
2017 ended with a whirlwind of activity. There was the Esri Wisconsin User Group (EWUG) annual conference at Lambeau Field, the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Fall Regional, then of course the flurry of holidays and end of the year stuff to do. EWUG was once again a fantastic opportunity to gather with fellow Esri … Continue reading Happy 2018
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
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.
Welcome! This blog has come about because we want more ways to share and collaborate. There are currently a group of us that interact in many ways on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Groups. We realized, however, that not everyone does social media. ::gasp:: So we thought we would create a way for people who don't … Continue reading Welcome to Women in GIS – Wisconsin