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2019 WLIA Spring Regional

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Thursday, May 30
 

8:00am

REGISTRATION
Thursday May 30, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilson Foyer

9:00am

WORKSHOP 1: Accentuating You
Join REALiving for a 3-hour seminar regarding strengths-based teamwork, communication, and energy management.

If you haven't already, you will soon realize that being YOU-with your specific strengths- is amazing! Your job is to share the REAL, authentic you with your team and develop them into the employees you want and need. How? It's all about communication.

The key to success is relationships, in developing skills within your team, and even in production levels could arguably be correlated directly to how well we communicate with others about the things that matter. And when we struggle (or fail) to communicate well, these important areas of our lives can go badly.

Those struggles can be better handled by focusing on YOU-your self-care, your energy, and how you manage both.  Gina Krueger, of REALiving, will explain how the soft skills development in these areas will give you a better idea of managing yourself, so you can better manage the employees in your department.

Speakers
GK

Gina Krueger

CIC, CEAP, Curriculum Director and Professional Coach, REALiving


Thursday May 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wilson Hall C

9:00am

WORKSHOP 2: A Practical Introduction to Feminist Mapping
What are feminist maps and how can we make them? How can we think about content, form, and cartographic process through a feminist lens? In this workshop, I’ll review feminism and core feminist concepts before introducing feminist cartographies—their history, influences, impacts, and future trajectories. We’ll think about feminist maps in terms of content, form, and process to uncover new questions, new data, new techniques, and new workflows. I’ll argue that feminist theory can push maps and your designs in new and exciting directions. And finally, we’ll make our own feminist maps by beginning with icon design. We’ll collectively explore icon design, specifically Maki icons from Mapbox, through a feminist lens and spend the remaining time designing alternative map icons.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is for anyone interested in mapping and map design.

Items Needed for Workshop: Analog materials such as markers and paper will be available. You can also bring a laptop with graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape if you prefer to work digitally.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Kelly

Meghan Kelly

Graduate Student, UW-Madison


Thursday May 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wilson Hall D

9:00am

WORKSHOP 3: Property Description Interpretation - How hard can it be?
Interpretation of a written property description seems simple enough, until you encounter ambiguities and conflicting terms.
Almost anyone can write a property description, but it's up to a surveyor to interpret and locate it on the ground. What if physical evidence doesn't coincide with the written description? Most problems occur because a description writer does not understand the legal principles which guide a surveyor's description interpretation and conflicting evidence resolution. Wording which may appear clear to the writer can cause no end of problems later.
In this workshop we’ll discuss primary legal principles surveyors use to help determine original intent and resolve conflicting written and physical evidence. We'll also examine some descriptions from recently recorded deeds to determine if their intent is ambiguous or clear.

Speakers
JM

Jerry Mahun

Lecturer, UW-Platteville


Thursday May 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wilson Hall B

12:00pm

LUNCH/Town Hall
Lunch and WLIA Townhall. Questions and Answers session, voting on necessary items if there is a quorum. 50/50 raffle

Moderators
JP

Jason Poser

Land Records Coordinator / LIO, Buffalo County
Jason Poser: Representing the Buffalo County GIS Department, Jason has been with Buffalo County for 2 years and is also their LIO.  Before coming to Buffalo County, he was involved in terrestrial LiDAR for civil engineering as well as director of marketing in both city government... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Strand

Peter Strand

WLIA President, Eau Claire County
My first encounter with GIS was as an undergraduate Environmental Studies & Biology major at Carthage College. I was blown away by this new technology. I knew immediately that GIS would dramatically grow in the future and I wanted to be a part of that growth. In 2005, I completed... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wilson Hall A/F

1:00pm

Opening Remarks
Moderators
JP

Jason Poser

Land Records Coordinator / LIO, Buffalo County
Jason Poser: Representing the Buffalo County GIS Department, Jason has been with Buffalo County for 2 years and is also their LIO.  Before coming to Buffalo County, he was involved in terrestrial LiDAR for civil engineering as well as director of marketing in both city government... Read More →

Speakers
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield


Thursday May 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:05pm
Wilson Hall B

1:05pm

Water and Wisconsin - What does Virginia have to do with it?
How these simple words from 1784 impact Wisconsin land and water rights in 2019:

Article 4 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other States that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
CH

Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel, Knight Barry Title


Thursday May 30, 2019 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Wilson Hall B

2:05pm

Non-Metallic Mining and Land Use
Provide a discussion on registering mineral rights and how that effects zoning, reclamation plan post mining land use issues, and reclamation processes. The discussion will provide regulatory considerations, ordinance development, and county administration with DNR oversight.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
RW

Roberta Wall

Non-Metallic Mining Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Thursday May 30, 2019 2:05pm - 2:35pm
Wilson Hall B

2:35pm

BREAK
Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Thursday May 30, 2019 2:35pm - 2:50pm
Wilson Foyer

2:50pm

Historical Development of Railroads
Abandoned railroad lines present some of the most complicated and unique title issues for professionals working in the real estate industry. Join Attorney William Stuart as he explores the historical development of railroad lines across the nation, the federal laws which sought to impact that development and how the legal structures of past centuries potentially impact ownership to abandoned railroad lines today

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
WS

William Stuart

Attorney, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.


Thursday May 30, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Wilson Hall B

3:50pm

History and Origins of the Real Property Lister
A brief historical outline of how the position of Real Property Lister came to be part of county government and its connection with property assessment.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
BB

Brian Braithwaite

Real Property Lister, Washington County


Thursday May 30, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Wilson Hall B

4:20pm

Closing Remarks
Moderators
JP

Jason Poser

Land Records Coordinator / LIO, Buffalo County
Jason Poser: Representing the Buffalo County GIS Department, Jason has been with Buffalo County for 2 years and is also their LIO.  Before coming to Buffalo County, he was involved in terrestrial LiDAR for civil engineering as well as director of marketing in both city government... Read More →

Speakers
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield


Thursday May 30, 2019 4:20pm - 4:25pm
Wilson Hall B

4:25pm

BREAK
Thursday May 30, 2019 4:25pm - 4:30pm
Wilson Foyer

4:30pm

Educators in GIS Network
New this year!  Are you interested in grooming the next generation of GIS professionals? Come join a group dedicated to connecting teachers, GIS professionals, and GeoMentors interested in fostering geospatial thinking and problem solving at the K-12 level.

Speakers
ZR

Zach Robinson

GIS Analyst, LTSB
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Shelley Witte

GIS Technician, DPI


Thursday May 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wilson Hall E

4:30pm

LION
LION Meeting

Speakers

Thursday May 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wilson Hall B

4:30pm

MUGG
Municipal Users GIS Group (MUGG) Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Thursday May 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wilson Hall D
 
Friday, May 31
 

8:00am

Women in GIS - Wisconsin
Women in GIS - Wisconsin Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick

GIS Manager, County of Rock
Jennifer Borlick is the GIS Manager/Senior Planner at Rock County (Wisconsin) Planning, Economic and Community Development. In that role she represents the department on the Land Records committee and the Rock County Land Information Council. She represents the county at the state... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Felton

Kelly Felton

Cartographer, Sauk County
Working as a GIS Specialist for Sauk County for 22 years, doing property assessment mapping & GIS work using ArcGIS in the Parcel Fabric. Active in WLIA, Women in GIS, and other GIS related forums and groups.


Friday May 31, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilson Hall E

8:00am

REGISTRATION
Friday May 31, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilson Foyer

9:00am

Opening Remarks
Moderators
JP

Jason Poser

Land Records Coordinator / LIO, Buffalo County
Jason Poser: Representing the Buffalo County GIS Department, Jason has been with Buffalo County for 2 years and is also their LIO.  Before coming to Buffalo County, he was involved in terrestrial LiDAR for civil engineering as well as director of marketing in both city government... Read More →

Speakers
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield


Friday May 31, 2019 9:00am - 9:05am
Wilson Hall B

9:05am

Wisconsin Tax Law Enrollments GIS Application (WisTLE)
Tax law enrollment boundaries are one of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Division’s most requested datasets. For the past five years we have been digitizing more than 56,000 enrollment boundaries that were previously only available on paper maps. Tax Law Operations Specialist Jeff Simon will give you a walkthrough of this application, that will allow DNR Forestry staff the ability to view and edit Managed Forest Land and Forest Crop Law boundaries. WisTLE is only available to DNR staff at this time but future enhancements will allow for data sharing with local government agencies, as well as the general public.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
JS

Jeff Simon

Forest Tax Law Operations Specialist, WI DNR - Division of Forestry


Friday May 31, 2019 9:05am - 9:35am
Wilson Hall B

9:35am

Damage Prevention in Wisconsin
Everyone has a stake in damage prevention. It is our goal to provide you with a base of knowledge regarding the roles many of the stakeholders assume in the process. If you ever been curious about the process after you filed a locate request with Diggers Hotline, it is our goal to help answer those questions. You’ll hear perspectives from two damage prevention representatives, one from Diggers Hotline and one from Xcel Energy.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
JL

Justin Larson

Xcel Energy
JA

Jim Aron

Manager, Diggers Hotline


Friday May 31, 2019 9:35am - 10:05am
Wilson Hall B

10:05am

Professional Certifications and Why they Should Matter to You?
This presentation will examine several different professional organizations and the various certifications that they administer. This includes ASPRS, URISA, and NSPS. We'll look at various criteria for certification, examination, and professional code of conduct and ethics that professionals commit to.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
avatar for Jason Krueger

Jason Krueger

Manager, Ayres Associates Inc
I have been with Ayres Associates since 2007. I've worked in both the public and private sector within the geospatial industry since 1997. As manager at Ayres, I have taken an active role in recruiting and hiring personnel for diverse geospatial positions and a wide range of experience... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 10:05am - 10:35am
Wilson Hall B

10:35am

BREAK
Friday May 31, 2019 10:35am - 10:50am
Wilson Foyer

10:50am

Moving Forest Management to the Cloud
Many organizations experience challenges aligning their IT infrastructure with their staff’s data access needs, and this disconnect can hinder the ability for the business or agency to move forward in a timely manner with informed decision-making. In the forestry sector, staff are often in the field and may not have the ability to locate critical information for days, and in this world of “do more with less,” giving staff access to data the data they need when they need it, is a challenge for IT departments and decision-makers alike. An increasingly common approach to ensure data is available on-demand, is to host information in the cloud. More and more organizations are seeing the benefits of managing their data in a cloud environment, but the transition is not always an easy one. Questions arise regarding security, data management, access permissions, costs, etc. During this presentation, we will discuss a forestry use case to highlight one organization’s transition from desktop GIS software and paper records, to a cloud-hosted forest management system that integrates Esri’s ArcGIS Online capabilities. If you are thinking of making the move to the cloud and have questions you need answered, join us where we will share some of our experiences, advice and recommendations that apply to forestry and beyond.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
JA

Jesse Adams

North Point Geographic Solutions


Friday May 31, 2019 10:50am - 11:20am
Wilson Hall B

11:20am

First Year with a UAS-Part III
Scott Galetka will go through some of the projects he has part of during the first year of UAS work. Some projects he will share are: Search and rescue of a man in a remote area, house explosion, non metallic mine Inventory, quantify material loss/comparison with LIDAR, Looking for Deer with CWD, looking for lost cows and Flood inventory. We will take a look at some Thermal Imagery/video. Bayfield County has three UAS's, two in the Land Records Office and one in the Forestry Department. Matrice 200 with x4s/thermal camera, Mavic Pro and Phantom 3. We also have a federal waiver to hold night flights.

Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
avatar for Scott Galetka

Scott Galetka

Land Records Administrator/Land Information Officer, Bayfield County, WI
Scott M. Galetka is currently the Land Records Administrator/Land Information Officer for Bayfield County. He manages the Survey, Real Property Listing, Geographical Information Systems, UAV/UAS?Drone and Land Sales functions. Education: Mount Senario College UW-Barron County, Rice... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 11:20am - 12:05pm
Wilson Hall B

12:05pm

Closing Remarks
Moderators
DB

David Buehler

GIS Coordinator, City of Marshfield

Speakers
avatar for Peter Strand

Peter Strand

WLIA President, Eau Claire County
My first encounter with GIS was as an undergraduate Environmental Studies & Biology major at Carthage College. I was blown away by this new technology. I knew immediately that GIS would dramatically grow in the future and I wanted to be a part of that growth. In 2005, I completed... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 12:05pm - 12:10pm
Wilson Hall B

12:30pm

WLIA Board Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Peter Strand

Peter Strand

WLIA President, Eau Claire County
My first encounter with GIS was as an undergraduate Environmental Studies & Biology major at Carthage College. I was blown away by this new technology. I knew immediately that GIS would dramatically grow in the future and I wanted to be a part of that growth. In 2005, I completed... Read More →


Friday May 31, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Wilson Hall C