GIS Day 2017 Program

2017 Preliminary Program

Keynote Speaker…

Mark Manone

Professor Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University and the Power of Data Project

Keynote Title: : ” Share Your Place, Share Your Space: Reintroducing geospatial literacy from the top down, bottom up and side to side”
Abstract: TBA

 

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
Bagel Sponsor: Einstein Bagels
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: GML Classroom A
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, Marketing Analytics Consultant
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: : Introduction to Open GIS with Boundless Desktop

Free – Registration Requested
Hannah Bristol, Boundless
Location: BOL 289
Interested in open GIS? Learn how to get started with Boundless Desktop, the premier open GIS desktop solution powered by QGIS. We’ll start with basics and then highlight some of the unique capabilities of open GIS.

 

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:

 

Time: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

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

Student Project Competition Awards

Keynote Speaker

Mark ManoneMark Manone

Professor Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University and the Power of Data Project

Keynote Title: Share Your Place, Share Your Space: Reintroducing geospatial literacy from the top down, bottom up and side to side”

 

Time: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

ignite spatial Milwaukee

Location: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center

  • Emily Berth, Milwaukee County Land Information Office “Georectified: The 1910 Milwaukee Sanborn Atlas”.
  • Hannah Bristol, Geogig Engineering Manager, Boundless “Thinking Open – A Hybrid Approach to Implementing Open GIS”.
  • Tom Krohn, Mapping Sales, Seiler Instrument “High Accuracy GPS with Cloud Apps”.
  • Melissa Mann, GIS Specialist, Wind Lake Solutions, “Mapping M&R Stations and Plants for Gas Inspections”.
  • Michael Timm, Milwaukee Community Map Manager, Reflo Sustainable Water Solutions “Water Stories on the Milwaukee Community Map”.
  • Brandon Tourtelotte, EagleView “GIS-Friendly Oblique Imagery and the Problems it Solves”

 

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: GML Classroom B
This workshop will give a brief overview of the United States Census and American Community Survey and how to incorporate these datasets into your GIS projects. We will look at some of the most popular data access tools such as American Fact Finder and NHGIS

W6: Web Mapping with Javascript Library Leaflet

Free – Registration Requested
Belle Lipton, American Geographical Society Library, UWM Libraries
Location: AUP 194
Will cover how to convert shapefiles to geojson format using QGIS, so they are compatible with javascript, how to configure javascript code to set up a basic web map (adding base map, setting zoom), how to add the geojson to the map, and how to configure pop-ups. Users are asked to have QGIS and a text editor prior to workshop. Basic understanding of html, css, & javascript recommended if attendees want to follow along, but anyone can attend just to listen. Intermediate Skill Level

 

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