Club Meetings and Activities

GIS Career Tips from a Pro

Danielle Lee, a GIS specialist at Advanced Engineering and Environmental Science in Madison will tell the GIS club "...everything I wish I had heard...before I was a working professionl." Members and non-members alike are welcome to learn how to land a career in GIS. We're meeting in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning building, Room 183, on Monday, April 27th, at 5:30 PM.

Club Officers

Jana Viel
Julee Mitchell
Keith Krukowski
Martin Ziech

Notices and Events

UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

Dr. David Cowen, Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will be one of two keynote speakers at this year's free State Cartographer's Office event on Monday, April 20.


GIS Certification

UWM offers the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Program under the leadership of Professor William Huxhold. The program teaches students the skills that they'll need to be successful GIS professionals. After students complete the 18-credit program requirements, they're awarded a graduate certificate in geographic infomation systems.

More than 100 students have graduated from the UWM program.

After accumulating at least four years of GIS experience, graduates can demonstrate their professional accomplishments by earning the Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification. The certification is granted after the applicant meets requirements in the categories of education, experience, contribution to the industry, and ethics. According to the GIS Certification Institute...
A GISP is a certified geographic information systems (GIS) Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).