Northern Area GIS User Group Meetings


The next Northern Area GIS User Group Meeting will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021, via Microsoft Teams. We are partnering this event with UW Milwaukee's GIS Day! More information to come. 

Topics include OpenStreetMaps in ArcGIS, Cartography and Adobe Creative Cloud extension, LiDAR/ Drone set up, and an artificial intelligence app!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Claire Glafke.

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Missed the last meeting (or just want to rewatch some amazing content)? Here are the presentations from the October 2020, Northern Area GIS User Group Meeting!

Benjaman Garrett, Wildland/ Urban Interface Specialist, WI Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

ArcGIS Templates - Wildfire Management

Live  Q & A

Andy King-Scribbins and Mackenzie O’Brien, Strategic Advisor, Esri

StoryMap Templates

Lisa Schaefer, GIS Specialist, Pro-West & Associates

Accuracy, Efficiency, Engagement – Working with the Parcel Fabric

Niklas Anderson, UAS Program Administrator, Ho-Chunk Nation

Setting Up Your UAS Program to Succeed and How to Support Other Government Entities

Jeff Ledbetter, Public Safety GIS Expert, Datamark

Why Is Addressing So Hard? (Part 1)

Why Is Addressing So Hard? (Part 2)

If you have any questions, please contact Claire Glafke.


The Northern Area GIS User Group (NAGIS) was started around 1999 as a means for GIS users around Lake Superior and nearby areas to gather in order to exchange ideas and information on a regular basis. Around 2004 the group went on a hiatus and as of 2009 a need has arisen to resurrect the group again due to the cost of travel throughout the state for training and networking. This assemblage of people is an intimate group allowing for participation on a regional level to talk about day-to-day business. The focus is to use all forms of communication with peers and users of GIS information to help promote partnerships. GIS has been growing exponentially in many disciplines, including: Land Records, Zoning, Conservation, Surveying, Wireless E-911, Forestry, Health, Security, and Tourism. The difficulty of knowing a little bit of everything may be daunting for some and our hope is to provide an outlet for discussion to find solutions. We invite anyone who would like to come to the area to participate.

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