Andy Faust, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst
North Central WI RPC

Adam Derringer, GISP

Project Manager - Geospatial Services
Ayers Associates


A Wisconsin Model for Statewide Imagery and LiDAR

Abstract: The consortium approach for acquiring orthoimagery and elevation data continues to build steam in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) is again underway, with the next cycle of imagery and LiDAR updates starting this year and peaking in 2020. The stated goal of WROC is to achieve high resolution orthoimagery across the state from 2018-20. It will take a spirit of cooperation among federal, state, local, and private organizations to achieve this goal and to make sure this critical data layer is updated and put in the public domain. Come join us for an informative session on how the consortium has evolved over the years, and what’s new as we roll towards 2020. 

Bio (Faust): Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Andy has over 25 years experience in GIS and planning. He has work with all forms of local government to provide assistance with a wide range of projects. Andy joined the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) in 1995 to develop and maintain the NCWRPC’s GIS program. Andy received his Certified GIS Professional (GISP) in 2004.

Bio (Derringer): Adam Derringer has 17 years of management experience in geospatial technologies in both the private and public sectors. His experience includes everything from anti-piracy in Somalia to Superfund sites in the US. Since joining Ayres Associates in 2013 Adam has worked with state and local governments as well as utility and engineering firms to provide innovative solutions and unparalleled service to our clients in aerial imagery, aerial/mobile/terrestrial LiDAR, remote sensing, and GIS. Adam serves as a project manager for the Wisconsin Regional Orthophotography Program and helps coordinate Wisconsin’s 3DEP program.

Mr. Derringer holds a bachelor of science degree in physical geography and cartography from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is an Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Professional and a winner of Esri’s international SAG award. Adam is the Chairman of the Wisconsin Land Information Council, is a Past-President of the Wisconsin Land Information Association, serves as an Esri Wisconsin User Group board member and has served many other boards and committees over the years.

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Andy Faust
North Central WI RPC
2210 McClellan St.
Suite 210
Wausau, WI 54403

Work: 715-849-5510

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Adam Derringer
5201 E. Terrace Drive
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718

Work: 608-443-1231

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