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.


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.