Session Schedule

Most of our workshops and technical sessions are offered in conjunction with conference programs, but we also provide one-on-one and custom programs. See our course catalog for the variety of sessions we offer.

Data Visualization and Storytelling Essentials

From February 22, 2023 1:30 pm until February 22, 2023 4:30 pm

This workshop was taught at the Wisconsin Land Information Association's 2023 annual conference.

Workshop Description

Communicating with data is a key aspect of GIS. In this technical session you will learn best practices for presenting your data visually and telling stories that bring your data to life. Attend this session to discover why data visualization is an important communication tool, how to create great data visualizations, and how to effectively communicate with storytelling techniques.

You'll also take away some tips for building better charts in Excel, choosing colors, enhancing your StoryMaps, and more!

WLIA 2023 Annual Conference information: Preconference Workshops 


  • Jami Dennis, GISP

    Jami Dennis, GISP

    Jami Dennis has thirty years of experience in GIS, socio-economic research, demographic studies, data analysis, and data visualization. She has worked in both state and regional government. She currently works in private practice on a variety of geospatial projects. Her current passion is using data visualization techniques to communicate complicated subjects. She serves on the Board for the GIS Certification Institute and is co-founder of the Arizona chapter for Women In GIS. Outside of work, Jami is an avid camper, hiker, and occasionally good mountain biker.