Annual Conference

WLIA celebrated 30 years at the 2017 Annual Conference in Wisconsin Dells!

The theme this year was Generation Geospatial: From Mylar to My Phone.

The geospatial industry has evolved and expanded over the last few decades as technology and the internet have rapidly become ubiquitous in business workflows and everyday life. Maps that were once created using mylar sheets are now completed with a few finger taps on a mobile device! WLIA has matched this progression as Wisconsin’s Land Information Systems embraced new technologies, data, and members from different backgrounds. We are all members of Generation Geospatial!

The WLIA Platinum Sponsor Ayres Associates has compiled an interesting video of some highlights of the 2017 WLIA Annual Conference at Chula Vista Resort:

Thank you to our Keynote Speakers:

John Gurda
Author, Milwaukee Historian
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Title – Mapping the Invisible: The Milwaukee Neighborhood Project



Erica Raleigh
Executive Director of Data Driven Detroit, L3C
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Title – Community Change: Engaging Through Data



Brian L. Landers
Mayor, City of Wisconsin Dells
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Title – Welcome to Wisconsin Dells



Heather Milton
Senior GIS Specialist, URS St Louis MO, GISCorps Member & Volunteer since 2004
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Title – GISCorps: Volunteering for a Better World