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: 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

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W2: Introduction to GIS

Taught By: 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

Taught By: 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.

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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: 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

Taught By: 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


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