Featuring Luncheon Speaker...

Wansoo Im, Vertices, LLC

"Serving Communities and Learning GIS Technology: Engaging youth with their communities by using Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems"


This presentation explains how Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) have been used to encourage youth (K-12) to serve their communities by using the PPGIS approach. Modern information technology has now evolved to the point where people can easily gather information, share it, and use it for planning and decision-making processes. With easily accessible, affordable and available technology, the PPGIS approach is an excellent tool for engaging youth in helping with management of their towns and cities while learning GIS technology and delving into the real stories that abound in their communities.

Scenes from UWM's GIS Day 2010

Morning

Registration and Coffee

COFFEE SPONSOR: Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company
BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Einstein Bros. Bagels
TIME: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: American Geographical Society Library,
Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing

Map Gallery

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: American Geographical Society Library,
Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing
FOCUS: Student Projects and GIS Professional Projects
Japanese Balloon Bombs, Michael Bricknell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bill Cozzens, Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use
FEMA Funding: How I Made $38 million with GIS, Alice Hagen, City of Milwaukee
Profane Mountains, Polite Plains: Profanity on Twitter, March/April 2010, Daniel Huffman, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
State office locations of Department of Children and Families,
Milwaukee County - Count of FoodShare Cases, and
Fabricated Neighborhood Analysis Map, Philip Klein, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
History of the Dane County Map for Bicyclists, Dan Seidensticker, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board

UWM Student GIS Project Competition Judging

TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: American Geographical Society Library,
Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing

Morning Workshop

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
FULL W1: Intro to GIS, Anne Reis, Biological Sciences
LOCATION: GML E 159
Introduction to the basics of geographic information systems using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3.1, internet mapping applications such as Map Milwaukee and DNR WebView, and hands-on learning exercises kick-start you on your path to GIS proficiency.

Speed Sessions

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
MORNING TIMES: 9:30,10:15 AND 11 AM
LOCATION: 4TH Floor Golda Meir Library
SS1: Intro to Map Mashups, Melissa Mann and Kurt Meingast, Urban Planning; web map applications that combine content from more than one source
SS2: GIS Approaches in Public Health Research, Kirsten Beyer and Emily McGinley, Medical College of Wisconsin; using GeoDa and/or other open source programs.
SS3: The Why's and How's of GIS Certification for Professionals, Bill Huxhold, Urban Planning; When's the exam?
SS4: The Gulf Oil Spill from a GIS Perspective, Ken Jenkins and Diana Hu, URS; GIS frontline of the Gulf Oil Spill.
SS5: Transit Planning and GIS Education Online, Ken Woodall, Center for Transportation Education and Development;
SS6: What's up with Milwaukee County GIS, Bill Shaw, Milwaukee County.
SS7: Aerial Patrols and GIS, Eric Fowler, American Transmission Corporation; GPS, GIS, helicopters and digital pens.

American Geographical Society Library Tour

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
MORNING TIME: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing
Jovanka Ristic

Vendor/Information Tables

TIME: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
LOCATION: 4TH Floor Golda Meir Library
Center for Transportation Education and Development
GIS Certificate Program, UW-Madison
GIS Certificate Program, UW-Milwaukee
GIS Certification Institute
GITA, Wisconsin Chapter
Kapur & Associates, Inc.
Land Information & Computer Graphics Facility, UW-Madison
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
Wisconsin Geographic Information Coordination Council (WIGICC)
Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office
Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA)

Lunch and Keynote

Complimentary Pizza Lunch

SPONSOR: GITA, Wisconsin Chapter
FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
LOCATION: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center
Student Project Competition Awards
GIS Council: Special Recognition

The GIS Club at UWM demonstrates Google Latitude at UWM's GIS Day 2010 event

Keynote Speaker:

wansoo im

Wansoo Im, Vertices, LLC
"Serving Communities and Learning GIS Technology: Engaging youth with their communities by using Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems"

Afternoon

American Geographical Society Library Tour

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
AFTERNOON TIME: 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
LOCATION: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing
Jovanka Ristic

Speed Sessions

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
AFTERNOON TIMES: 1:30, 2:15 AND 3 PM
LOCATION: 4TH Floor Golda Meir Library
SS8: Asset Protection Using Diggers Hotline Tickets, Sara Hackbarth, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District;
SS9: Crime Mapping & Analysis: From Maps to Mugshots, Brian Clarke, Palatine, IL Police Department;
SS10: FEMA Funding: How I Made $38 million with GIS, Alice Hagen, City of Milwaukee;
SS11: GIS Analysis of Transit to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee, Peter Armstrong, Center for Economic Development;
SS12: Commercial Perspectives on Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Ben Redding, Continental Mapping Consultants.
SS13: Open Source Alternatives for Commercial GIS Tools, Jim Beaudoin, Applied Population Laboratory, University of Wisconsin/ UW-Extension

Afternoon Workshops

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME:1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
W2: Finding Relative Ages of Volcanoes Using GIS, Brett Ketter, Geosciences
LOCATION: AUP 194
Using a high resolution DEM from the northern Arizona, we look at the relative ages of cinder cones using slope and volume (Spatial Analyst and 3-D analyst).
FULL W3: Intro to Map Mashups, Kurt Meingast and Melissa Mann, Urban Planning
LOCATION: AUP 158
After a brief introduction to mashups [web applications that combine content from more than one source], learn how to create your own Maps mashup using either Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps or Google Maps. You'll be amazed at how fast and easy it is!
FULL W4: Scripting ArcGIS Geoprcessing Using Python -- for Beginners, Jeff Arp, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
LOCATION: GML E 159
Learn some basic Python programing skills, allowing you to automate geoprocessing tasks. Learn how to load the ArcGIS Geoprocessor object into Python, manage program flow and decision-making, and make your script available from a custom arc toolbox. We will work through a tutorial and brainstorm ways to implement Python scripts into your own projects.

Social Meet-up

TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor East Wing