2023 Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Annual Conference

The Pro-West team looks forward to much anticipated return of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Annual Conference. We are excited to travel to the beautiful city of Duluth, MN for this year's conference.

The 2023 event will mark the MN GIS/LIS Consortium's 33rd Annual Conference, with Pro-West participating through presenting, sponsorship, exhibiting and attendance for the vast majority of those years.

We hope to see you there!


Duluth, MN, where the 2023 MN GIS/LIS Annual Conference will be held




Using ArcGIS Pro to Efficiently Manage Data in ArcGIS Online Thursday, October 5, 10:30am-12:00pm, Gooseberry 3

Join this session to discover tips and tricks for integrating ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. Learn how to use web maps and data in ArcGIS Online with Pro, explore SaaS-based GIS implementations that use ArcGIS Online as a system of record and data editing platform, and see how analysis is performed with Pro using web-based tools and desktop software. This presentation will be a valuable resource for GIS professionals looking to optimize their data management workflow and leverage the full capabilities of ArcGIS Online.

Presenter - Alex Lange, Solutions Engineer, Pro-West & Associates


Equitable Property Value 2.0: 3 Steps for a Successful Deployment (Lightning Round) Thursday, October 5, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom MN

The Equitable Property Value solution is used by local governments to share accurate property information and promote fair and equitable property valuation. Learn how to achieve a successful deployment of this solution in just 3 steps. These steps will include identifying valuations system data and integrations, developing implementor, user, and administrator skills, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

Presenter - Alex Lange, Solutions Engineer, Pro-West & Associates


Modern Solutions for Sign Management – Thursday, October 5, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Gooseberry 3

GIS-enabled sign management helps state and local governments collect roadway signs and poles, streamline inspection and maintenance assignments, and understand asset conditions. Join this presentation to learn how to leverage the new advancements in ArcGIS Online such as loading an organization’s data into a streamlined schema, adding 3D capabilities, viewing and editing capabilities within ArcGIS Field Maps and the new management center, and enhancements in using dashboards to track sign management. This presentation is ideal for those looking to enhance their existing sign management workflow, start a new sign management program, or leverage modern solutions to enhance their organization’s productivity and efficiency.

Presenter - Alex Lange, Solutions Engineer, Pro-West & Associates


NG9-1-1 GIS Data Prep: A Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Share - Friday, October 6, 9:30-10:30am, Gooseberry 2

Working on Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) and need help getting through? Join a panel of NG9-1-1 GIS data providers to discuss how they're preparing for NG9-1-1 and overcoming hurdles. The session will start with a brief overview of the program and status update on readiness across the state then continue with the panel discussion. This is an open forum where attendees have an opportunity to contribute and discuss how we're all going to bring Minnesota to NG9-1-1 GIS readiness and stay there. Whether you've only heard the term of actually work on NG9-1-1 data, this session will leave you with a better understanding of GIS' new role when someone calls 911 and the impact this has on local GIS data stewards. Attendees will also walk away with some tips and tricks, and a new support network for NG9-1-1 GIS data preparation and maintenance.

Speakers - Cole Sutton, Pro-West & Associates, Marcia Broman, Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, Matt Goodman, St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Mary-Jean Becker, Koochiching County, Christy Christensen, McLeod County, Megan Sisko, Minnesota IT Services - Geospatial Information Office, Curtis Carlson, MN.IT Services, State of Minnesota.



Join us for a half-day workshop on the parcel fabric.

Parcel Fabric Editors' Workshop - Wednesday, October 4, 9:00am-12:00pm, St. Louis River Room (Skyway Level)

Get up to speed on the Parcel Fabric, fast! Join this workshop to learn the most important practical tips and tricks for editors as well as exploration of the most up-to-date tools and capabilities available for fabric users. Content will reflect Esri's most recent software releases relevant to the Parcel Fabric in ArcGIS Pro. This workshop is a must for editors who have limited time to spend learning new functionalities and techniques while focusing on the daily responsibilities of keeping parcel data up-to-date.

Presenters - Lisa Schaefer, GIS Specialist, Pro-West and Associates & Cody Wolfe, GIS Technician, Pro-West and Associates

Sponsorship & Exhibit Booth

Pro-West is pleased to be a sponsor of the Thursday night conference social as well as a student sponsor and will have an exhibit booth staffed by GIS experts throughout the conference. Join us there to discuss topics including:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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