News

Read up on happenings within the organization and in Wisconsin land information. If you would like to contribute, submit your news post to the Communications Committee here.

Awards & Recognition Board Community Community : Member Spotlight Events Events : Annual Conference Events : Fall Regional Events : Spring Regional Events : Virtual Workshop Industry Legislative

Allen H. Miller, WLIA's First President Passes Away
Allen H. Miller, WLIA's First President Passes Away

A great friend and true pillar of the Wisconsin land records community – Allen H. (Al) Miller passed away on November 11, 2021. He was 83 years old. Al served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 until 1968, during which he served 15 months in the Vietnam War. He was the Director of Coastal... Continue Reading

Postedby Bryan Meyer
Date posted11/19/2021


Equity Advocates Announce Future Changes
Equity Advocates Announce Future Changes

Equity Advocates will be going through changes in the next few months. The Minnesota GIS/LIS Equity Advocates Ad Hoc Committee is set to sunset at the end of 2021. The Committee made and surpassed its goals during the two years it was active and has worked with the MN GIS/LIS Board to ensure that... Continue Reading

Postedby Bryan Meyer
Date posted11/10/2021


Introducing Novi AMS
Introducing Novi AMS

The WLIA Board of Directors is happy to announce a new partnership that will bring about some much needed improvements and changes to our organization. We have signed a contract with Novi AMS, “an association membership software built for trade associations and professional... Continue Reading

Postedby Shelley Witte
Date posted11/2/2021


2021 Spring Virtual Meeting Series Recordings Now Available…
2021 Spring Virtual Meeting Series Recordings Now Available…

The 2021 Spring Virtual Meeting Series took place throughout the month of May and if you didn’t get a chance to attend all of the sessions, now is your opportunity to view the amazing content that was offered! Recordings are now available for public viewing on the WLIA YouTube Channel. We... Continue Reading

Date posted11/2/2021


Fall Message from the President
Fall Message from the President

Hello and Happy Fall! Time is flying by and we are now preparing for our Fall Regional Meeting this week — our first in-person event since early 2020. In terms of regional events, our last in-person regional meeting was two whole years ago in fall 2019 in Bayfield. The pandemic altered... Continue Reading

Postedby Carmen Novak
Date posted10/31/2021


Dr. D. David Moyer Passes Away
Dr. D. David Moyer Passes Away

A great friend of the Wisconsin land records community, D. David Moyer passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021. He was 84 years old. David was an economist, researcher, and geographic information specialist for various federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture,... Continue Reading

Postedby Bryan Meyer
Date posted09/30/2021


Brady and Jeanne Foust Donate $1m to Establish UW-Eau Claire Scholarship
Brady and Jeanne Foust Donate $1m to Establish UW-Eau Claire Scholarship

Dr. Brady Foust, a professor emeritus of geography at UW-Eau Claire, and his wife, Jeanne, are donating $1 million to a scholarship for geography students. The Fousts are providing $500,000 to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation for the scholarship this year and another $500,000 in 2022. Chancellor James... Continue Reading

Postedby Bryan Meyer
Date posted09/8/2021


New Potential Threat to GPS Signals
New Potential Threat to GPS Signals

A few years ago, a company called LightSquared had a plan to use ground-based technology for high-speed cellular internet. LightSquared functioned in a band next to GPS signal which had the potential of interfering with the GPS signals. GPS users worked together to oppose LightSquared’s... Continue Reading

Postedby Bryan Meyer
Date posted08/26/2021


Summer Message from the President
Summer Message from the President

Greetings WLIA members, Happy Summer! I hope you all are having a fun, safe, and enjoyable summer. Looking back over these past few months, WLIA has been very busy. We hosted the Spring Virtual Meeting Series, which took place throughout the month of May, with sessions scheduled for every... Continue Reading

Postedby Carmen Novak
Date posted08/9/2021


WLIA Past President, Cristina Richards Retires!
WLIA Past President, Cristina Richards Retires!

Cristina Richards, Ozaukee County LIO, WLIA Past President and two-time Board member, will retire on 8/6/2021. Cristina has been a long-time WLIA member and has worked in Land Records and GIS for nearly 25 years. In 2008, she moved to Ozaukee County to become the GIS Coordinator after 10 years... Continue Reading

Postedby James Landwehr
Date posted08/3/2021


2021 Annual Conference Recordings Now Available…
2021 Annual Conference Recordings Now Available…

The 2021 WLIA Virtual Annual Conference took place in February and if you didn’t get a chance to attend the full event, now is your opportunity to catch up on the wonderful content that was offered! Recordings are now available for public viewing on the WLIA YouTube Channel – 2021... Continue Reading

Postedby Carmen Novak
Date posted06/30/2021


Amazonsmile Makes Donating Easy
Amazonsmile Makes Donating Easy

Great news! If you do any shopping through the Amazon shopping app on either iPhone or Android, AmazonSmile is now available for easy setup, which allows you to support the WLIA Foundation, Inc. or another charity: Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone Go into the main menu and tap... Continue Reading

Postedby Carmen Novak
Date posted06/16/2021