SIG Spotlight

We’ve got some of our favorite Special Interest Groups lined up for Friday’s virtual meeting. Check out the descriptions and agendas for each and register today!

MUGG, 9:00 – 10:00

Join the Municipal Users GIS Group (MUGG) in a virtual meeting during the WLIA Spring meeting.  Please join in and we welcome you to bring up a topic of interest to you.  Let us know what you are working on, have you done anything for COVID19, Open for Business, Restore Wisconsin, supporting your community efforts, etc.  Also, are you using ArcGIS Pro yet?  If so, what projects have you worked on?  Any other new software from Esri that you are using?  Any challenges encountered with working from home?  Let us know what is happening in your part of the State.

To register for this event, click here.

SAGIC, 10:15 – 11:15

The State Agency Geographic Information Committee (SAGIC) invites you for a discussion about the role of GIS in state government’s COVID-19 response. Several state agencies have used GIS skills and data to help elected officials, private citizens, and public health professionals respond and cope with the pandemic.

Along with time for questions and discussion, short presentations will be given from GIS leaders ranging from how COVID-19 cases are mapped statewide to how citizens use GIS technologies to access the internet with schools and many workplaces closed. Agencies that will be prominently featured in the meeting include the Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Emergency Management, Department of Natural Resources, Public Service Commission, and the Department of Military Affairs.

SAGIC works to make geospatial work more effective and efficient for state agencies, partnering organizations, and Wisconsin’s citizens. SAGIC meets monthly and their meetings are open for all to attend, for more information, visit their website or email Colter Sikora.

To register for this event, click here.

Women in GIS, 11:30 – 12:30

Wisconsin WiGIS-WI was started in 2015 by Kelly Felton and Jennifer Borlick after they attended a Women in GIS Special Interest Group lunch at the 2015 Esri User Conference. Since then, they have led special interest groups at WLIA regional meetings and annual conferences, as well as the Esri Wisconsin User Group. WiGIS-WI has social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter; a Google Group; and a blog.

Join Kelly, Jennifer and special guest Cory Richter from the Minnesota GIS/LIS Equity Advocates Workgroup (EA) for a discussion about the current Women in GIS – Wisconsin group and where to take it into the future. We will look at the EA mission statement and goals, the history and results of a recent salary survey and the potential for collaboration. 

As always, WiGIS-WI is looking for volunteers. If you would like to contribute in any way, please let Kelly and Jennifer know.

To register for this event, click here.

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