“This organization is the premier land records professional group in Wisconsin. It offers great opportunities for education, statewide issues, as well as networking with land records professionals.”Jodi Helgeson, Register of Deeds, Adams County and 5+ year WLIA member
“I felt a sense of belonging to something bigger than my job and really valuable to many people. I have built relationships with many people I would not have had an opportunity to meet during my usual work interactions. This is a way to learn through experience, and then give back to a broad group of people.” Barb Gibson, GIS Admin, Vilas County and 5+ year WLIA member
“[I joined the WLIA] to meet a prospective employer; [I] thought as long as I was there (and the price was right; as a student)… I did get the job.” Joe Barstow, GIS Technician, City of Onalaska and 20+ year WLIA member
“As a WLIA member, [I] have received these benefits over the years: learning new GIS concepts in sessions, making new or re-establishing networks, and being able to trouble-shoot and discuss ideas with others.”Dan Seidensticker, GIS Specialist, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board and 20+ year WLIA member
“[WLIA] is a current information source regarding WI geospatial and industry events, continued networking opportunities and interactions with my professional colleagues around the state, and WLIA connections got me my current job.” Gale Shea, Mapping Sales Rep, Seiler Instruments and 5+ year WLIA member
Founded in 1987, WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. We are united by an interest in land records modernization, GIS, and related technologies, and by the need for government policies and programs that support their efficient and effective application.