Club Meetings and Activities

Next Club Meeting-New Time

Thursday, 10/23/14, 3:30 PM, UWM Cartography Lab, Rm 420, Bolton Hall. We'll be setting up the club's Trimble Juno GPS receiver for use during the Urban Ecology Center invasive plant mapping project on 10/30/14. See the club meetings page for details.

Post-Meeting Bonus

Following the 10/23/14 meeting we're watching a partial solar eclipse. Details at the 10/23/14 meeting. Never look directly at the sun.

Urban Ecology Center Field Work

Thursday, 10/30/14, 4 PM, 1500 E. Park Pl, meet in lobby.We'll use GPS technology to map invasive species at the UEC.

Club Officers

Jana Viel
Julee Mitchell
Keith Krukowski
Martin Ziech

Notices and Events

Planning is underway for the 2014 GIS Day at UWM on Wednesday, 9/19. The web site will soon be open to register for hands-on workshops and for the famous pizze lunch. There's no cost. Until then, see details about the 2013 UWM GIS Day.

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).