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Wednesday, October 23
 

2:00pm CDT

WLIC
Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center 29270 County Highway G Ashland, WI 54806
 
Thursday, October 24
 

7:30am CDT

Educators in GIS Network Special Interest Group
Thursday October 24, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

8:00am CDT

Registration
Thursday October 24, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Lobby Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

9:00am CDT

Welcoming Remarks
County Administrator Abeles-Allison would like to open the meeting by welcoming WLIA to Bayfield.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Abeles-Allison

Mark Abeles-Allison

Administrator, Bayfield County
Mark Abeles-Allison has served as the County Administrator of Bayfield County Wisconsin since 2001. Prior to that, he held city management positions in Michigan and Kansas. After college, Mark worked for the United States Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. He also worked with UW-Extension... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

9:15am CDT

GIS Pros Save Tomorrow Today at School
GIS professionals are building a better future every day at work, but can do even more with a little time helping local educators. This is 'The Power of One' -- you can help a teacher, a school, a community, the state, by sharing what you love. It's easy to do well, or poorly ... so let's strategize.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Fitzpatrick

Charlie Fitzpatrick

Schools Program Manager, Esri
Charlie Fitzpatrick is K12 Education manager at Esri. After being a formal student for many years, he taught social studies in grades 7-12 (mostly 8th grade geography) for 15 years. He also started teaching teachers to understand the patterns, relationships, and systems of the world... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

10:15am CDT

Break
Thursday October 24, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am CDT
Lobby Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

10:30am CDT

Tracking Invasive Species with Open Source Mobile Data Collection
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is an intertribal natural resource agency representing 11 Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and gathering rights in various treaties with the United States government. GLIFWC has utilized a variety of open source tools for managing spatial data since 2007, including tools for mobile data collection. GLIFWC uses KoBoToolbox to collect and manage field data in a variety of applications including invasive species management, native plant studies, wildlife habitat research, wild rice monitoring, forest ecology, climate change, and harvest management. This presentation will examine the pros and cons of using KoBoToolbox, and identify remaining unmet information management needs

Speakers
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Miles Falck

Wildlife Section Leader, Great Lakes indian Fish and Wildlife Commission


Thursday October 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

11:00am CDT

Bathymetry and Water Levels in Lagoonal Wetlands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Lagoonal wetlands of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior form within a dynamic coastal setting. Surface connections between the wetlands and Lake Superior vary from open river mouths to transient sand barriers that open and close periodically, to more stable sand barriers that remain closed for long periods. Accordingly, wetland hydrology is influenced to varying degrees by Lake Superior, direct precipitation, and groundwater inputs. To better understand water levels and inundation patterns in Apostle Island lagoons, we conducted bathymetric surveys and collected high temporal resolution water level data at seven wetlands throughout the summer and fall of 2017. Bathymetric data were interpolated to produce bathymetric maps over which wetland water level data were modeled. Preliminary results suggest multiple water level regimes and inundation patterns driven primarily by the stability of lake-lagoon sand barriers as well as conductance through the barriers themselves. Understanding how wetland water levels and bathymetry influence inundation patterns could improve our understanding of how biotic communities are structured in these habitats. Additionally, we can assess climate change vulnerability in these wetlands based on hydrology. Understanding lake-wetland connections and inundations patterns of these Apostle Islands lagoonal wetlands is important, since they may serve as reference ecosystems to which other Lake Superior lagoonal systems are compared.

Speakers
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Shelly Ray

Research Associate, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation
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Olivia Anderson

Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, Water Resources Specialist


Thursday October 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

11:30am CDT

Working with ArcGIS Online Hosted Feature Services
You may be already using ArcGIS Online Hosted Feature Services and not even know it! This presentation will provide a general overview of Hosted Feature Services, how to get started using hosted feature services, and some advanced topics including layer views, offline editing, editor tracking, and domain/field updating. We will also run through several demonstrations of how hosted feature layers can be created using ArcGIS Pro. Because Hosted Feature services are hosted by Esri there are also several performance considerations that can increase the performance of your applications. Join us and get ready for edge-of-your-seat excitement...or just come learn about Hosted Feature Services!

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Adams

Jesse Adams

GIS Developer, North Point Geographic Solutions
North Point Geographic Solutions, LLC (NPGS) is a full service Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography firm located in Duluth, Minnesota, and in operation since 2006. We specialize in Federal, State and Local Government GIS solutions, as well as customized Forestry Management... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

12:00pm CDT

Lunch/Town Hall
Lunch is served while we ask for your input on future topics during the Town Hall portion.  Bring cash for the 50/50 raffle to benefit the WLIA Foundation!

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 October 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

1:00pm CDT

Enhancing Conservation Efforts in Wisconsin
Long used in larger conservation organizations to enhance their work, GIS is now being applied productively by smaller conservation organizations who previously lacked the resources to do little more than create some occasional maps. Learn how GIS is helping Wisconsin land trusts and the Lake Superior Reserve to carry out their missions. Gathering Waters has created a statewide database of all members' interests in land that feeds a dashboard, allowing staff, elected officials and the public to see and explore the cumulative conservation impact of land trusts across the state. Further, Landmark Conservancy, working with Gathering Waters and The Nature Conservancy, is refining their proactive land conservation practices to focus on "resilient and connected landscapes" to create focus areas for future projects by using GIS to bring together a wealth of data, in particular TNC's Resilient and Connected Landscapes data. Finally, you will hear how GIS is being applied to several projects for the Lake Superior Reserve, including detailed habitat mapping, developing a 5-year management plan, and creating a "site profile" for the Reserve.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Koutnik

Mike Koutnik

Board Member/Secretary/Past Chair, Gathering Waters/Lake Superior Reserve
A 25-year veteran of Esri, Mike is experiencing a sort of homecoming. He was first introduced to GIS in 1988 while doing volunteer work for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. He has continued to stay involved in the area, helping applying GIS to efforts related to the environment... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

1:45pm CDT

Developing a 3DEP Plan for Wisconsin
Speakers
avatar for Jim Giglierano

Jim Giglierano

GIO, WI Dept of Administration


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

2:15pm CDT

Bayfield Coastal Management Grant Project
Resting on the slopes of Bayfield Hill in NW Wisconsin, the City of Bayfield’s visitors and residents relish the beauty of the natural setting and diverse outdoor experiences on land and water. A central natural feature in Bayfield is “The Big Ravine.” Encompassing 350+ forested acres, this steep watershed and creek have long been protected in a natural state for flood control, habitat preservation, and outdoor recreation. Trails provide great hiking opportunities, both along the creek and upon the forested benches; however, many visitors are unaware of these opportunities and there is no cohesive plan for a sustainably constructed trail network. Social trails along the creek and up the steep erodible slopes are causing resource damage and posing safety risks. The area of greatest concern is the steep hillside behind the Bayfield school, where students have run roughshod for decades; causing significant compaction, vegetation loss, and erosion.

Learn how this project will enhance and expand the year-round outdoor experience for visitors and residents and think about how you can help showcase what is unique about your own area.

Speakers
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Erika Lang

Conservation Manager, Landmark Conservancy
Erika has been involved in natural resources management, working primarily for non-profits for the last 20 years. Her service in Peace Corps Bulgaria after college led to her interest in working with people to understand and protect the natural world. After her service, she completed... Read More →
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Kate Kitchell

Chair, Parks & Recreation Committee, City of Bayfield
Kate served over 40 years in the Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in 8 western states.  In these capacities, she was responsible for sustainable multiple-use management of millions... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

2:45pm CDT

Break
Thursday October 24, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm CDT
Lobby Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

3:00pm CDT

LION Meeting
All are welcome!

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

4:30pm CDT

Thursday Night Dinner
Thursday October 24, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Boat Dock
 
Friday, October 25
 

7:30am CDT

Women in GIS-WI Special Interest Group
Friday October 25, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

8:00am CDT

Registration
Friday October 25, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Lobby Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

9:00am CDT

Welcome to Day 2 - Bayfield County Land Information Update
Speakers
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Scott Galetka

Land Information Officer, Bayfield County


Friday October 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

9:15am CDT

State and Local Partnerships for Geospatial Data and Applications in Hazard Mitigation Planning
U-Spatial at the University of Minnesota Duluth has been facilitating Hazard Mitigation Plan Updates in Minnesota for 10 years. We have worked in 25 counties, 3 tribal jurisdictions, and with the State of Minnesota to update the State HMP twice. We leverage an engaged GIS Professional Community in Minnesota to build relationships with local governments, key stakeholders and state agencies. These relationships have led us to valuable geospatial data and expertise to assess natural hazards that pose risk and vulnerabilities to those risks. I’ll share with you a perspective on some of the data gaps and opportunities for coordination related to geospatial data in Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Stark, MS, GISP

Stacey Stark, MS, GISP

Associate Director of U-Spatial, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Stacey Stark, MS, GISP is the Associate Director of U-Spatial at the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus. Stacey works with faculty, staff and students across the UMD campus in all 5 UMD collegiate units at UMD to support teaching and research using geospatial data and tools. U-Spatial@UMD... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

10:15am CDT

Break
Friday October 25, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am CDT
Lobby Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

10:30am CDT

GeoData 2.0 - Improving Access to Wisconsin Geospatial Data
Since 2014 the Robinson Map Library and the State Cartographer’s Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have collaborated to develop a geospatial archive and geoportal that helps GIS users discover Wisconsin data, maps, and aerial imagery. We are in the midst of a major overhaul that further solidifies our statewide mission to preserve and facilitate access to geospatial content. In addition to an application redesign that dramatically improves the user experience, we are also redefining the scope of our work to include datasets not curated and archived at the Robinson Map Library.

In this presentation we’ll introduce new geospatial data, aerial photography, and scanned map collections available from GeoData@Wisconsin. We’ll also highlight the updated interface features that promote more efficient searching, browsing, and downloading of geospatial data.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Martindale

Jaime Martindale

Map and Geospatial Data Librarian, Department of Geography - Robinson Map Library
Jaime has been the Map & Geospatial Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library since November 2003. Jaime is responsible for assisting with discovery and access to all library collections including maps, aerial photos, and digital geospatial data
avatar for Jim Lacy

Jim Lacy

Associate State Cartographer, UW-Madison - Department of Geography
Jim Lacy joined the SCO in 2004 as the Associate State Cartographer. He provides technical and managerial leadership for projects in the SCO Office, and frequently answers public inquiries on mapping-related topics. In addition, he coordinates many print and Web publications.


Friday October 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

11:15am CDT

Culvert Inventories in the Lake Superior Region of Wisconsin
Our project, WICDI, aims to establish a Wisconsin Coastal-Management Data Infrastructure.  With funding from NOAA, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and the State Cartographer’s Office at UW-Madison, we are combining a mapping community of practice with an innovative digital collaborative environment to improve coastal hazard planning and policy development.  

WICDI’s main goals are to create and maintain a culvert mapping community of practice (CoP); to set up a collaborative support environment (CSE) where CoP members can use tools and share data; and to use the CoP and the CSE to improve Wisconsin's culvert mapping approach, datasets, and efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Kohls

Melanie Kohls

Outreach & GIS Specialist, UW (WICDI)
https://melanie-n-k.github.io/.">https://melanie-n-k.github.io/.">Melanie Kohls is a recent graduate of the Accelerated Masters Program in GIS & Cartography at the University of Wisconsin. Melanie has been a UW-Madison student since 2012, earning her Bachelor’s in Zoology and Environmental... Read More →
avatar for Hayden Elza

Hayden Elza

GIS Developer, WI State Cartographer's Office
Presentation: https://elza.me/wlia-2020


Friday October 25, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

11:45am CDT

State Cartographer's Office Update
A quick update from the SCO office.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lacy

Jim Lacy

Associate State Cartographer, UW-Madison - Department of Geography
Jim Lacy joined the SCO in 2004 as the Associate State Cartographer. He provides technical and managerial leadership for projects in the SCO Office, and frequently answers public inquiries on mapping-related topics. In addition, he coordinates many print and Web publications.


Friday October 25, 2019 11:45am - 11:50am CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

11:50am CDT

Closing Remarks
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 →
avatar for Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick

Jennifer Borlick (Jennifer.Borlick@co.rock.wi.us) is the GIS Manager for Rock County, Planning Economic and Community Development and is a long term member and former Board Member of WLIA. She is a graduate of UW-Madison and has been working in the GIS field since 2000. She is a passion in racial and gender equity endeavors, includ... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:00pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

12:15pm CDT

WLIA Board Meeting
Friday October 25, 2019 12:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Old Rittenhouse Inn 301 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814