One of the topics heating up quickly is the replacement of NAD83/NAVD88 with the NATRF2022 Spatial Reference System being developed by the National Geodetic Survey. The Annual Conference will provide an opportunity on Friday to get an update from the Wisconsin Spatial Reference System 2022 Task Force on how this change will affect geospatial professionals across industries and what efforts are on-going to make sure everyone can transition as smoothly as possible.
Other State and Federal topics over the course of Thursday will include water issues. The State Cartographer’s Office will highlight their work in culvert mapping as a way to help manage flood resiliency, and the Wisconsin DNR will join us to talk about advances in the Wisconsin Wetland Inventory program.
A related track will include an overview on the upcoming Census and Local Redistricting process during a multi-agency-led session, and some interesting developments from Syncarto about how remote sensing data can be used together with Census data to track change.