Pro-West to Sponsor, Present at 2021 WLIA Annual Conference

Pro-West is looking forward to joining the 2021 WLIA Annual Conference, running February 15-19, as a sponsor and presenter. Being held virtually, the conference is a cornerstone of the Wisconsin land records and GIS community and one with which Pro-West has been involved for many years.

Operating in a digital environment is not holding WLIA back! The agenda is inspiring, the online platform is opening new opportunities for interacting and getting involved, and the keynote speakers promise an exciting insight into location intelligence.

If you haven’t yet registered, we encourage you to do so today.

Join Pro-West Sessions

Pro-West will be participating in three conference sessions throughout the 2021 WLIA Annual Conference:

Tuesday, February 16, 1:00pm

Building, Growing & Maintaining a Coronavirus Response Hub in Racine County (Kim Christman, Racine County, Emily Szabo, Racine County, Kyle Wikstrom, Pro-West & Associates)

Discover how Racine County rapidly mobilized to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis using GIS and location-based technology. Leveraging ArcGIS Online and Hub enabled leaders and response teams to gather numerous sources of data into a single location and share it with the general public through meaningful information products. See how, using this platform, the County was able to effectively distribute information about best health practices, case rates, and its capacity to respond.

Wednesday, February 17, 1:00pm

Accuracy, Efficiency, Engagement – Working With the Parcel Fabric (Lisa Schaefer, Pro-West & Associates)

Lisa will start by covering the fundamentals of the Parcel Fabric platform – what it is, why local governments are using it, how data editors can benefit, and the value it holds for other users and stakeholders, both internal and external. Then, experience the newest iteration of the Parcel Fabric – Parcel Fabric in ArcGIS Pro – with live editing demonstrations and examples. Learn about the different options available for moving to the fabric environment, whatever your current method of parcel data management. Finally, learn how data in the parcel fabric environment can be used to engage with citizens through interactive maps and apps.

Wednesday, February 17, 1:00pm

Supporting Racine RENTS Housing Initiative with ArcGIS Hub (Megan Dudzik, City of Racine, Kyle Wikstrom, Pro-West & Associates)

Discover how the City of Racine is leveraging Esri’s ArcGIS Hub to support its RENTS housing initiative, with the purpose of improving residents’ quality of life and encouraging growth. See how the City is using ArcGIS Online and Hub to share information with landlords and commercial owners, tenants and the general public on how it is improving rental housing conditions and setting expectations and services for each of those groups. Learn about the Hub initiative, how information is being shared, and the value it brings to helping the City achieve its community goals.

Thursday, February 18, 2:00pm

PRIA GIS Workgroup: Integration – More Important Than Ever! (Brent Jones, Esri, Chad Montgomery, Box Elder County, UT, Cindy Wisinski, Portage County, WI, David Rooney, Orange County, FL, Brandon Tourtelotte, Pro-West & Associates)

The Property Records Industry Association GIS workgroup has developed a GIS Whitepaper and Toolkit to assist recorders and others in the industry in integrating land records in their jurisdiction. The workgroup has offered several educational webinars from beginner to intermediate on how to work with other departments and jurisdictions on integration. The workgroup is currently compiling case studies to help others as to what worked and what obstacles were encountered.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

If you have registered to attend the 2021 WLIA Annual Conference, click on the button below to go directly to the exhibit hall (if you’re reading this post before the conference, the exhibit hall will not yet be accessible. The conference opens February 15).