GIS Club Meetings
GIS Against MS
You could write a check to the MS Society or you could get friends to sponsor you during the Society's Best Dam Bike Ride. That'd be the easy thing to do.
Here's the hard thing to do: donate your time (even a litle) and your GIS knowledge to design new routes so the bike riders enjoy themselves and are safe.
This Thursday, May 16th at 2 PM, the club will be meeting in SARUP 194 to begin work on building routes for this year's Best Dam Bike Ride.
We'll be using Ersi's Network Analyst and other tools to build routes for the 50, 75, and 100 mile per day routes for the two-day ride on August 3-4, 2013. There are a number of factors that go into designing good routes like speed limit, pavement conditions, proximity to tornado shelters, etc., all of which Network Analyst will consider. The output will be publication-quality maps. The project has to be done within the next three weeks.
Even if you don't have much time (none of us does) or think that you don't have enough experience, we still need your help. Some of the skills that we'll be using include...
- software/model building
- database management/geodatabases
- project management
- enthsiasm and dedication.
This year's goal is $1.6 million to eradicate MS. Your time is invaluable. It's multiplied by every rider who enjoys this year's routes recruits friends to ride next year.
See what the club's been doing on our project page.
We encourage members and those who are interested in GIS to join us in the activities of your GIS Club.
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
Matt Richardson from Milwaukee Data Initiative: "Open Data and GIS"
Dave Horvath from ELM Consulting Group International: "Developing GIS Web and Database Applications"
Anne Ries from the Urban Ecology Center: "Adventures in Eco-Mapping"