Club Meetings and Activities

Club Officers Sought

Several of the club's officers are graduating which leaves officer vancanies. You got what it takes to be a GIS Club officer? It's not that tough and it fills out a resume nicely. E-mail GISClub@UWM.edu for more info.

Future Club Activities

Your club officers are working on plans for future club activities. If there's some aspect of GIS that you'd like the club to work on, e-mail the club at GISClub@UWM.edu.

For more information see our Meetings page.

Club Officers

Jana Viel
Julee Mitchell
Keith Krukowski
Martin Ziech

Notices and Events

Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) Meeting-5/14/15

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) invites you to see the latest developments in mobile computing.  Learn about advances in mobile hardware, GIS software and wireless communications, an expected way of doing business in today’s utility.  See presentations by Esri, Continental Mapping, Panasonic, Mobile Mounting Solutions, Seiler Instruments, and PSE&G.  There will be “live” demonstration of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Alliant’s parking lot.

The meeting runs from 9 AM to 2 PM at Alliant Energy, 4902 Biltmore Lane, Madison, Wisc. No registration cost, lunch included. Register by 5/11/15 by e-mail to Thomas Tym.


Campus Garden Solar Analysis

Client: UWM Food and Garden Club

Need: To find locations on campus for garden plots.

Description: In late 2010 Kate Nelson, UWM's sustainability coordinator, asked the GIS Club to help the UWM Food and Garden Club to find garden locations on campus that had adequete sunlight and that met other criteria such as easy student accessability and availability of water.

The Food and Garden Club's goal was to reintroduce gardens to the campus. There had been victory gardens on campus during both World War I and World War II. The club offered four-foot square plots to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The club reserved some plots for Conservation and Environmental Science class projects and for UWM Restaurant Operations.

Results: Members of the GIS Club used the ESRI ArcMap Spatial Analyst Solar Analyst with LIDAR data and campus maps to analyze the number of hours of sunlight falling on each area within four candidate locations around campus...

After narrowing the search to the south lawn of the Physics Building, members conducted a detailed survey to establish the precise position of trees and other shadow casting objects before producing the final sunlight map of the location.

During the 2011 growing season, all the plots were gardened.