Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The purpose of the WLIA is to foster the understanding, development, and use of integrated land information systems to benefit the residents of Wisconsin.


The mission for the organization is carried out by the following guiding principles:

A Professional Perspective – Guides the organization to advocate for policies, programs, and decisions that advance the use of statewide land information systems.

An Open Technical Forum – Support policies and practices that enhance resource sharing and oppose policies and practices that inhibit it.

Statewide Foundational Elements – Support statewide foundational elements that advance the use of statewide land information systems.

A Land Information Network – Provide innovation and guidance in the most effective ways to build and maintain the statewide land information systems.

Equitable Benefits – Promote the sharing of land information resources to foster the development of statewide land information systems.

An Independent Voluntary Association – Provide a forum in which all users of statewide land information systems can participate, learn and share ideas.

Strategic Plan

The WLIA Strategic Plan is a planning tool developed to help ensure the organization is meeting the needs of its membership. It also provides the organization the ability to align its organization and budget structure within the organizational priorities, missions, and objectives. The plan is updated on an annual basis.

Strategic Plan


The Board of Directors is governed by a set of Bylaws for overall structure and function, and an Administration Manual for detailed tasks and responsibilities.

Annual Report

WLIA publishes an annual report every February prior to the annual conference. All published annual reports can be found within the WLIA Public Document Archives.