GIS Day Program

Preliminary Program

Keynote Speaker…

Matt RichardsonMatt Richardson

Matt Richardson, CEO, Smartwave Consulting

Affiliations: Founding Member, Milwaukee Data Initiative, HackMKE and Data You Can Use (the local National Neighborhood Indicator Partner)

Keynote Title: “The End of the Static Map”
Abstract: Like early cartographers, philosophers and scientists that hypothesized the world was indeed round and not flat. The nature of what maps are and what they can do is changing. As cities move from static information and static maps to interactive maps powered by real-time data and sensor information, how will that change the work of GIS professionals, data scientists, and civic technologists? Using examples around the country, we’ll explore a future where maps aren’t just visual snapshots, they are active strategic tools that will empower a smart city revolution.

 

Milwaukee Ignite Spatial!

A great success last year, back again this year!

What is Ignite Spatial, you ask? Check it out here!
(Sometimes called Pecha Kucha.) 5 minute presentations: 20 slides, 15 seconds each!
View the Ignite presentation: “Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk” and…
View the GIS Day 2012 videos:

Exciting! Dynamic! Give it a try!

 

Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am

Morning Registration and Coffee

Free – Registration Requested
Coffee Sponsor: Anodyne Coffee Roasters
Bagel Sponsor: Big Apple Bagels, Grafton
Location: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing

 

Time: 10:00 am

UWM Student GIS Project Competition Judging

Location: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing

 

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Morning Workshops

W1: Intermediate Python and ModelBuilder for ArcGIS 10

Free – Registration Requested
Chris Dickerson, WisDOT, and Chris Brannin, Shoreland, Inc.
Location: AUP 194
Automate geoprocessing tasks with Python scripts and ModelBuilder. Learn how to load the ArcGIS Geoprocessor object into Models & Python, manage program flow and decision-making, and make your script and models available from a custom arc toolbox. We will work through a tutorial and brainstorm ways to implement Python scripts or Models into your own projects. Intermediate Skill Level.

W2: Introduction to GIS

Free – Registration Requested
Greg Latsch, GIS Aficionado
Location: GML Classroom B
Get your first experience with GIS utilizing ArcGIS Online to create a map of the Zombie prepared neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI. Work as a team to identify, format and create data to visualize the critical places needed for survival.

W3: Mobile Data Collection with Magpi

Free – Registration Requested
Tom Welcenbach, Groundwork Milwaukee
Location: GML Classroom A
Magpi is a mobile data collection app that can be used on both Android and IOS. Learn the basics of form creation and data collection, followed by bringing the field data into a GIS environment. Included is a 20 minute field data event where participants can walk around the UWM campus and collect data of interest.

 

Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

American Geographical Society Library Tour

Free – Registration Requested
Jovanka Ristic, American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
Location: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing

 

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vendor/Information Tables

Free – Registration Requested
Location: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center

Vendors:

  • GIS Certificate Program, UW-Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee Data Initiative
  • Seiler Instrument
  • Wisconsin Land Information Association

 

Time: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Free – Registration Requested
Complimentary Pizza Lunch
Sponsor: GITA Wisconsin Chapter and Zaffiro’s Pizza
Location: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center

Student Project Competition Awards

Keynote Speaker

Matt RichardsonMatt Richardson

Matt Richardson, CEO, Smartwave Consulting

Affiliations: Founding Member, Milwaukee Data Initiative, HackMKE and Data You Can Use (the local National Neighborhood Indicator Partner)

Keynote Title: “The End of the Static Map”

 

Time: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

ignite spatial Milwaukee

Location: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center

  • Joe Dwyer, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow “Utilizing GIS and Other Technologies to Enhance Wisconsin Public Access Points”.
  • Nicole Grams, Milwaukee County Land Information Office, and Julie Robson, Milwaukee County Parks Department
    “Mapping Invasive Species with the ArcGIS Collector App”.
  • Michelle Grimm, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Taylor County, Dan Marzu University of Wisconsin-Extension, Lincoln and Marathon Counties, and Patrick Nehring, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Waushara County,
    “Wisconsin Local Food Locator”.
  • Tim Shomberg and Julian Davids-Modshiedler, Milwaukee County Land Information Office “Utilizing GIS for Asset Management and 3D Building Extrusion”.

 

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Workshops

W4: Advanced Python

Free – Registration Requested
Brett Ketter, Geosciences Department
Location: GML Classroom A
Explore some of the new functionality available in the ArcPy package including the mapping and spatial analyst modules. Write scripts to get map feature information and change map elements on-the-fly. Advanced Skill Level.

W5: Census Data and Tools for GIS

Free – Registration Requested
Stephen Appel, American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries.
Location: AUP 194
Workshop will cover three popular census data retrieval tools—American Fact Finder, GetFacts, and NHGIS—and how to use census data for your GIS or other projects.

W6: Web Maps with Carto

Free – Registration Requested
Tom Welcenbach, Groundwork Milwaukee
Location: GML Classroom B
Carto is a free and open-source new spatial media mapping platform that is quickly gaining popularity due to its diverse functions and interoperability with other GIS technologies. Participants of the workshop will learn how to add and create tabular and shape file data to then analyze, display and share as a web based mapped.

 

Time: 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm

American Geographical Society Library Tour

Free – Registration Requested
Jovanka Ristic, American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
Location: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing

 

Time: 4:30 pm –

Social Meet-up

Location: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Union, Gasthaus