Club Meetings and Activities

 

Thanks for a great spring semester!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the GIS club during the spring semester. Watch here for news about club summer activities.

Catch up on what happened in the club during the last semester.

Got a favorite pothole?


The GIS Club has started its work on the Milwaukee Pothole Mapping project. Download the free MapplerK (not Mappler-K) app from the Apple app store or from the Google Play store then get the log-in details at the project's web site.

See a pothole and map it with Mappler. It's easy and fun.

Watch here for Milwaukee Pothole Mapping project updates.

Club Officers

Hugh Christie
Jana Viel
Julee Mitchell
Patience Farmer

Notices and Events

USGIS 2014 Symposium
May 19-21, 2014, Pasadena, Calif.

GIS-Pro 2014 - URISA's 52nd Annual Conference
September 8-11, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana

GIS Club Meetings

Watch Here for News of Summer Club Activities

The club officers are working on plans for the summer. Let us know if you've got some ideas.

4/28/14 Meeting

During our 4/28/14 meeting we continued to develop plans and approaches to fulfilling Feeding America's GIS needs.

4/14/14 Meeting
During our 4/14/2014 meeting, Robert Koppelman, partnership development associate at Feeding America, outlined Feeding America's needs...

Main Problem: Representing data via geographic locations
1) Plot food donor locations and recognize closet agencies to needs
a. Desires interactive map ex. click on agency and see name, address, and contact
b. Create code for food pick up frequency
2) Map County wide poverty related demographics to show potential donors the scope of need. Non-profit with little or no funding to purchase GIS software. GIS Club explored free software and Internet mapping capabilities. We brainstormed ideas of how Feeding America could be self-sustainable in their mapping needs. Robbie was encouraged to sign up for the ESRI nonprofit application (which he did on spot).

Summary We excited Robbie with the potential of GIS applications in his organization. He has great general Google mapping skills and we think with further mentoring he would be have the information, resources, and skills to meet and exceed all the needs of Feeding America.

Got a question? E-mail the club: GISClub@UWM.edu.

Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition Mapping Field Work-April 8, 2013

"Real-Life GIS" Club Meeting-March 27, 2013

 

Real-Life GIS

Real-Life GIS

Real-Life GIS

Matt Richardson from Milwaukee Data Initiative: "Open Data and GIS"

Real-Life GIS

Dave Horvath from ELM Consulting Group International: "Developing GIS Web and Database Applications"

Real-Life GIS

Anne Ries from the Urban Ecology Center: "Adventures in Eco-Mapping"