GIS at UW-Milwaukee

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Since 1988, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) has experienced a rapidly increasing interest in geographic information systems (GIS) from existing and prospective students, faculty from many different disciplines, and a number of outside public and private organizations. In that year, two GIS courses were introduced to graduate and undergraduate students from various academic programs at the University. As time went on and more courses were added, more faculty and students became aware of the vast potential that GIS technology offered in so many different disciplines.

Each year, as word about the program spreads, new students are attracted to the GIS-related education and research facilities at the University. Increasingly, organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors are expressing interest in the University's capabilities related to GIS technology. This interest, combined with the availability of authentic local government data from the City of Milwaukee and other sources (such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), have worked to create a powerful educational, research, and urban service capacity for the University.

UWM has established itself internationally as an urban-based, multi-disciplinary geographic information systems institution that utilizes GIS technology and unique government data in the education of future professionals in a variety of disciplines, prepares students for a GIS-related career, and conducts research and provides GIS-related services to an urban and regional community for addressing current public and private sector information needs.

UWM GIS Headlines

HuxholdWilliam-2010

Huxhold Awarded 2014 WLIA Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award

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Dickerson Awarded Esri Assistantship

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Xu Receives RGI Funding

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Xu Receives Junior Faculty Award to UCGIS

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Laxmi Ramasubramanian

Alum Ramasubramanian Named ACE Fellow

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Chris Jaeger

Analyst Officer Jaeger Takes a Byte Out of Crime

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Welcoming Dr. Schneider

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GIS in Service Learning: Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition

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Hyden Reports from his Alaskan Internship

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CIPR Senior Research Fellow: Dr. Rina Ghose

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GIS Students Present Poster at Esri User Conference 2012

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GIS Club Members Attend Esri User Conference 2012

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Bidney to Lead American Geographical Society Library

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URISA GIS Hall of Fame inductee volunteers for a GSDI project in Russia

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Huxhold Awarded 2012 UCGIS Education Award

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