GIS News 2010-11

Welcoming Dr. Huhu-lingqian

The GIS Council welcomes new Urban Planning faculty member, Lingqian (Ivy) Hu. Dr. Hu received her PhD in policy, planning and development from the University of Southern California and has a research interest in GIS. Dr. Hu’s other research interests include transportation planning, land use-transportation relationships and environmental justice.

In addition to receiving the Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowship, Dr. Hu received the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Doctoral Fellowship and is a recipient of Certificate of Merit. Dr. Hu has had numerous works on GIS and Urban Planning published and is a great addition to our faculty!

Schelling joins UWM as AGL Spatial Data Librarian

Lisa SchellingPlease join me in welcoming Lisa Schelling, the AGS Library's new Spatial Data Librarian.

Lisa comes to us, most recently, from Indiana University, where she received her Master of Library Science Degree last year. Prior to that she received an MS in Environmental and Plant Biology from Ohio University and a BS in Environmental Science from Valparaiso University.

Lisa has diverse work experience that includes extensive utilization of GIS software and data.

Please stop in and welcome Lisa to UWM!

Christopher Baruth, Ph.D.
Curator, American Geographical Society Library

New ASPRS Student Chapter Formed

On May 28, 2009, Andy Tillman signed by-laws creating the student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) at UWM. UWM is only the second institution in the Western Great Lakes Region to establish a student chapter. Andy Tillman and Prof. Changshan Wu (Geography) received the official charter at UWM’s GIS Day 2009 event.

“Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Its mission is to advance knowledge & improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), & supporting technologies.”

We’d like to welcome Mike Fendow and Anke Keuser as new members to ASPRS and welcome back Anne Ries, Kyle Noll and Lance Parve. New members can join throughout the year and membership is open to all UWM students, regardless of year in school or department.

Upcoming events:andy_tillman_signing_student_bylaws_res

June 18, 2010
EGL WGL Joint Summer Meeting
AGS Map Library, GL Water Institute, Milwaukee, WI

September 10, 2010
WGL Golf Special
River Falls, WI

September 12-16, 2010
Minneapolis City Center-Marriott

October 13-15, 2010
Minnesota GIS/LIS
Duluth, MN

February 3, 2011
WGL Annual Dinner
Mancini’s, St. Paul, MN

May 1-5, 2011
ASPRS Annual Conference
Midwest Airlines Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI

Chengbin Deng Awarded ESRI Assistantship

Chengbin DengCongratulations to Chengbin Deng, recipient of this year’s ESRI Student Assistantship. The Student Assistantship Program sponsors up to 60 students every year to attend the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego. Chengbin is a PhD student in the Geography Department at UWM.

The annual ESRI International User Conference was held in San Diego July 12-16, 2010. “Each year, ESRI hosts an international conference in San Diego, California, where 12,000 software users gather to learn more about GIS technology and share their ideas and knowledge.” The assistantship includes full registration for the conference, hotel accommodations and a small stipend for meals.

All graduate and 4th year undergraduate students who use GIS software are invited to apply for future assistantships. For further details go to:

Reis and Tilidetzke Awarded Damon Anderson Scholarship by WLIA

Anne ReisAnne Reis, a GIS Certificate recipient in 2009 currently working towards a Masters degree in Biological Sciences, and Jason Tilidetzke, a Masters student in Urban Planning, have been awarded Damon Anderson Scholarships for 2010-11.

Jason TilidetzkeThe Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) established the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund to help students working toward a degree related to land information (such as geographic information systems, geography, and urban planning). This scholarship is funded through donations to the fund from private individuals, organizations, and other funding activities of WLIA. Four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed by the WLIA Board of Directors. The scholarship will also include a one year student membership and free registration to the WLIA 2010 Annual Conference.