News & Events

GIS Day 2019

GIS Day FlyerWednesday, November 20, 2019
GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. Who should attend? People of all ages interested in learning more about geography and the technology of GIS!

Donna G Genzmer, GISP, GIS Interview on Wisconsin Public Radio

In the lead up to UW-Milwaukee’s annual GIS Day event, Donna G Genzmer, Director of the Cartography & GIS Center, was interviewed about GIS (geographic information systems) on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Larry Meiller Show on November 13, 2018.

Power of Data Teacher Workshops

The Power of Data (POD) is a professional development program that enables secondary teachers to increase students’ content knowledge, 21st Century Skills and awareness of geospatial technology careers through Geospatial Inquiry and data analysis. Workshops will be held June 4-8 or June 18-22, 2018… Read More

Working on it: GIS and High Performance Computing


February 19, 2018
UWM Libraries, Digital Humanities Lab

Dan Siercks Research Computing Specialist, L&S IT
Stephen Appel Geospatial Information Specialist, UWM Libraries
Wei Xu Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Geography, GIS Club

Learn about progress (and obstacles) to developing a geocoder for big datasets, and how high performance computing has been put to use to enable research with GIS data.

Moderators will share examples and information about how researchers at UWM can take advantage of high performance computing resources to perform spatial and geographic analysis. Stop spending days waiting for your computer to process your data!

Light refreshments provided!

For more information, download the Event flyer

Basics of LiDAR Data Workshop

Join us at the Basics of LiDAR Data Workshop on March 21-22 in Bolton Hall Room 289! Attendees will learn about various industry-standard software, and tools, along with different applications and limitations of LiDAR.

Congratulations to the winners of the Student GIS Project Competition!

We would like to announce the winners of the Student GIS Project Competition held on GIS Day at UW-Milwaukee, November 15, 2017

GISday: November 15, 2017

GISday: Discovering the World Through GIS
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:30am – 4:00pm
American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
UW-Milwaukee Campus

Dustin Nelson attends ESRI UC 2017

Read Dustin Nelson’s account of the 2017 Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) user conference in San Diego, CA

GISday: November 16, 2016

GISday: Discovering the World Through GIS
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8:30am – 4:00pm
American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
UW-Milwaukee Campus

Hassman Awarded Damon Anderson Scholarship by WLIA

Monique Hassman, a GIS Certificate recipient in 2008 currently working towards a PhD degree in Anthropology, has been awarded a Damon Anderson Scholarship for 2016-17.