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Dr. Alan P. Vonderohe Awarded the Friend of Land Records Award
Dr. Alan P. Vonderohe Awarded the Friend of Land Records Award

Dr. Alan P. Vonderohe The Wisconsin Land Information Association held its 35th Annual Conference February 23rd – 25th, 2022. As part of the conference, WLIA recognized individuals and organizations for their significant achievements or service to the land information community. This year... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted03/3/2022


Kim Meinert Receives the Outstanding Contribution Award
Kim Meinert Receives the Outstanding Contribution Award

The Wisconsin Land Information Association held its 35th Annual Conference February 23rd – 25th, 2022. As part of the conference, WLIA recognized individuals and organizations for their significant achievements or service to the land information community. Kim Meinert of the Waukesha County... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted03/2/2022


Dr. Stephen J. Ventura Receives the Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award
Dr. Stephen J. Ventura Receives the Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award

The Wisconsin Land Information Association held its 35th Annual Conference February 23rd – 25th, 2022. As part of the conference, WLIA recognized individuals and organizations for their significant achievements or service to the land information community. Stephen “Steve” J.... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted03/2/2022


Silent Auction and 50/50 Break Record!
Silent Auction and 50/50 Break Record!

The WLIA Foundation’s Silent Auction raised a record amount this year at the WLIA Annual Conference in Elkhart Lake. Online bidding was fast and furious during the conference, spurred in part by the QR code scanning which made it easy for everyone to bid on their favorite item. The auction... Continue Reading

Postedby James Landwehr
Date posted02/28/2022


Red Lanyards = No Pictures
Red Lanyards = No Pictures

No Pictures please New this year at WLIA conferences and regional meetings! With the desire to make our annual conference and regional meetings more welcoming to all, we have introduced red lanyards. Not everyone wants to have their picture taken and possibly uploaded to social media... Continue Reading

Postedby Jennifer Borlick
Date posted02/24/2022


Introducing Jana Gedymin – 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner
Introducing Jana Gedymin – 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner

Jana Gedymin is a student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and winner of the 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship. Having already earned a master’s degree in Geography and a certificate in GIS and Environmental Science, she is working on her PhD. Faculty and students alike... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted02/21/2022


Introducing Madelyn Loeffler – 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner
Introducing Madelyn Loeffler – 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner

Madelyn Loeffler (LAW-fler) is an Environmental Geography Major and American Indian Studies Minor at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Maddie’s stellar accumulative GPA is reason alone for one to notice her in a field of scholarship applicants and she was heralded for her hard... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted02/15/2022


2021 Annual Report & Message From the President
2021 Annual Report & Message From the President

Hello WLIA Members, As we approach the upcoming 35th Annual Conference, I am excited to announce that the 2021 Annual Report is now available. We’ll share in-depth updates on the association and hear from each committee during our annual town hall meeting in Elkhart Lake. To recap,... Continue Reading

Postedby Carmen Novak
Date posted02/15/2022


WLIA & DPI are the New Hosts for Wisconsin's ArcGIS Online Student Map Competition
WLIA & DPI are the New Hosts for Wisconsin's ArcGIS Online Student Map Competition

There's still time to enter into Wisconsin's ArcGIS Online Student Map Competition. Deadline is Friday, April 8th! Continue Reading

Postedby Caitlin Hagar-Kuhn
Date posted02/10/2022


The Wisconsin ArcGIS Online Student Map Contest Is Still Open for Entries!
The Wisconsin ArcGIS Online Student Map Contest Is Still Open for Entries!

It’s that time of year again to show off the innovative web mapping skills of our up and coming GIS students! ESRI wants to showcase student GIS projects relevant to our home states. The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee has historically hosted this competition for Wisconsin, but... Continue Reading

Postedby Caitlin Hagar-Kuhn
Date posted02/10/2022


Introducing Abigail Bruederle – 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner
Introducing Abigail Bruederle – 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner

Abigail Bruederle (BREW-der-lee) is an Environmental Science major attending the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She is also earning a certificate in GIS. Abbie is another well-deserved winner of the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship. Beyond her extremely strong grades, she was lauded by... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted02/7/2022


Introducing Timothy J. Prestby, 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner
Introducing Timothy J. Prestby, 2021 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Winner

Timothy Prestby, The Pennsylvania State University Timothy Prestby (PRESS-bee), is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW), who earned a B.S. in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems as an honors student, as well as a minor in environmental studies.... Continue Reading

Postedby Jeremiah Erickson
Date posted02/1/2022