GIS Day 2018 Program

Preliminary Program

Keynote Speaker…

Bill Buckingham

Dr. William R Buckingham, Applied Population Laboratory, UW-Madison

Keynote Title: “The Area Disadvantage Index: Using geographic information science to construct and share metrics of neighborhood disadvantage in the clinical setting”

Abstract: Building on a history of disadvantage metrics, largely from Europe, the construction of the Area Disadvantage Index marked an advancement in disadvantage metrics in the United States. This talk will discuss the origins and methods used to construct the index, along with its clinical applications. The development and deployment of the Neighborhood Atlas will be used to demonstrate how geographic information science can further social determinants of health work in the medical arena.

Intro: Bill Buckingham is an Assistant Scientist and co-director of the health geography unit at the Applied Population Laboratory at the UW-Madison. His current research focuses on the construction of geographic based indices of disadvantage and their applications. Bill holds a Ph.D from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies with a focus on Health Geography and Qualitative GIS and a M.S. in Cartography and GIS, both from UW-Madison.


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

GIS Day Registration Requested
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: TBA

 

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

Information Tables

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

  • GIS Certificate Program, UW-Milwaukee
  • GIS Club at UWM

 

Time: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM

Keynote Speaker

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

Student Project Competition Awards

Keynote Speaker

Bill Buckingham

Dr. William R Buckingham, Applied Population Laboratory, UW-Madison

Keynote Title: “The Area Disadvantage Index: Using geographic information science to construct and share metrics of neighborhood disadvantage in the clinical setting”

 

Time: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

ignite spatial Milwaukee

Workshops to be announced shortly.

 

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: TBA

 

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