Workshop Registration

Please sign up for whichever GISday workshop you plan on attending.

Please register for only one morning and one afternoon workshop.

Morning Workshops (9:30 – 11:00 AM)

W1: Intermediate Python Scripting and ModelBuilder for ArcGIS 10

Taught By: Chris Dickerson (WiDOT) & 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

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W2: Introduction to GIS

Taught By: 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

Taught By: 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.

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Afternoon Workshops (2:30 – 4:00 PM):

W4: Advanced Python

Taught By: 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

Taught By: 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

Taught By: Tom Welcenbach, (Groundwork Milwaukee)
Location: GML Classroom

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.
If possible, please bring a laptop installed with the following free software: 1) QGIS and 2) a simple web-code editor, e.g. Notepad++ for Windows or CotEditor for Mac. We will also have a few laptops available to borrow.


Library Tours:

American Geographical Society Library Tour

Led By: Jovanka Ristic (American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries)
Location: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing