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Featuring Luncheon Speaker...

Rob Glazier, Healthcare Planning & Research, Walgreens

"GIS from a Business User's Perspective"


Most GIS professionals can point to the value they provide across the public sector but how many are aware of the reach they can have within the private sector?

From a business user's perspective Rob Glazier, Manager of Healthcare Planning & Research at Walgreen Co, will discuss the many applications of GIS he and his team use on a daily basis and why "spatial thinkers" are so important to growth minded businesses.

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Morning

Registration and Coffee

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
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

Intro to GIS Videos

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.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

Mapping the Qualitative Spaces of Dance, Sarah Bennett, UW-Madison

Safari Urbis, Verónica Perales Blanco, Fred Adam, University of Murcia

Maps by mbrickmaps, MichaelBricknell, mbrickmaps

United States Foreign Service Posts and Department of State Jurisdictions, September 2011, Iain Crawford, U.S. Department of State

South Sudan, Leo Dillon, U.S. Department of State

Flights of Terror: The Attacks of September 11, 2001, Phillip D. Goins, UNC-Charlotte

Penn State Campus Maps: More than just Visitor Maps, Michael Hermann, Penn State University

The Columbia River System, Daniel Huffman, somethingaboutmaps.com

The Essential Geography of the United States of America, David Imus, Imus Geographics

Mapping of Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir, Alicia Iverson, Humboldt State University Winner of the 2011 NACIS Student Poster Competition

Reading Isthmus Roads and Rides, Bobby Marshment-Howell, UW-Madison

FIFA World Cup Historical Bests, Sam Matthews, UW-Madison

Madison, Jonathan Munetz,UW-Madison

The Nuclear Energy and Waste Dilemma in the United States, Kelly Muth, Humboldt State University

Distance to a Full Service Grocery Store, Patrick Nehring, UW-Extension Waushara County

An updated 1:24,000-scale Geologic Map of the Core Visitation Area of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Including 38 Points of Geologic Interest, John H. Niles, San Francisco State University, and Douglas E.Owen, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

The Geography of Wisconsin Coffee Shops, Tyler Perrenoud, UW-River Falls

Scale-specific Automated Map Line Simplification by Vertex Clustering on a Hexagonal Tessellation, Paulo Raposo, Penn State University

Mapping Our Shared Environment, Karen Richardson, Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America

The Wallowa / Grande Ronde River Guide, Jim Rounds, US Bureau of Land Management

LiDAR at Aztalan, Ann Runyard and Mark Dudzik, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Derivation of a Polynomial Equation for the Natural Earth Projection, Bojan Savric, University of Ljubljana

Map for Bicyclists: Dane County, Wisconsin, Dan Seidensticker, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board

Save Our Sequoias, Chandler Sterling, UW-Madison

Multivariate Symbology of Colorado Ecoregions, Stella Todd, and Brandy Whalen, Metro State College of Denver

Archaeological Sites of the French Contact Period in the Western Great Lakes AD 1600-1800, Heather Walder, UW-Madison

Bostonography, Tim Wallace, UW-Madison

Bogus Art Maps, Tim Wallace, UW-Madison, and Andy Woodruff, Axis Maps

UWM Student GIS Project Competition Judging

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

Morning Workshop

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
W1: Beginning Python Scripting for ArcGIS 10, Jeffrey Arp, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
LOCATION: GML Classroom B
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.

Rotating Sessions

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
MORNING TIMES: 9:30,10:15 AND 11 AM
LOCATION: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center
SS1: GIS Approaches in Public Health Research, Kirsten Beyer, Medical College of Wisconsin;
SS2: GIS Speak: GIS Vocabulary for Human Resources, Andy Tillman, City of Milwaukee;
SS3: Going Mobile: Getting Started Building Mobile Apps, Quinn Madson, UWM University Information and Technology Services;
SS4: New Features of Python in ArcGIS 10, Brett Ketter, UWM Geosciences Department;

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

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
LOCATION: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center
Center for Transportation Education and Development
GIS Certificate Program, UW-Milwaukee
GIS Club at UW-Milwaukee
GITA, Wisconsin Chapter
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee


Lunch and Keynote

gita_wi Complimentary Pizza Lunch

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
SPONSOR: GITA, Wisconsin Chapter
TIME: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
LOCATION: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center

Student Project Competition Awards

Keynote Speaker:

Rob Glazier, Healthcare Planning & Research, Walgreens

"GIS from a Business User's Perspective"


ignite spatial Milwaukee
FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
LOCATION: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center
"Welcome to Ignite Spatial,"
"TBA," Jeff Arp, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
"GIS in Search and Rescue," Todd Clausen, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
"LiDAR anyone? A quick look at aerial LiDAR use and application," Bill Shaw, Milwaukee County
"Solar Analysis for Siting the UWM Campus Gardens," Kate Nelson, UWM Sustainability Coordinator, Greg Latsch, GIS Certificate Student, and Jason Tilidetzke, Urban Planning Student
"GIS in Transit On-line," Ken Woodall, UWM School of Continuing Education
"2010-2011 GIS Salary Survey," Bill Huxhold, UWM Urban Planning Department
"Aerial Patrols in the Cloud," Eric Fowler, American Transmission Co.
GIS, mobile devices and cloud technology for the completion of annual aerial patrol inspections, as used by American Transmission Co.


Afternoon

American Geographical Society Library Tour

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

Rotating Sessions

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
AFTERNOON TIMES: 2:30, 3:15 AND 4 PM
LOCATION: Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center
SS5: UWM Sustainable Measures Web Map, Kate Nelson, UWM Sustainability Coordinator, and Chris Brannin, UWM GIS Certificate Student;
SS6: Spatial Skills Required in the Private Sector, Rob Glazier, Walgreens;
SS7: Ozaukee County Municipal GIS Website, Cristina Richards, Ozaukee County

Afternoon Workshops

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
TIME:2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
W2: Intro to GIS, Ken Jenkins, URS
LOCATION: AUP 194
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.
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!
W4: Intermediate Python, Brett Ketter, Geosciences
LOCATION: GML Classroom B
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.

Social Meet-up

TIME: 4:30 PM -
LOCATION: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Union, Gasthaus