Club Meetings and Activities

 

Fall '14 Kickoff Meeting

Thursday, 9/26/2014, 4-5:30 PM, Golda Meir Library Room LC W111.This room is in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons. Interested spatial thinkers and returning members equally welcome.

Get details on the club's meeting page.

Club Officers

Jana Viel
Julee Mitchell
Zachary Stencil
Martin Ziech

Notices and Events

Asset Management & GIS - Geospatial Information and Technology Association-Wisconsin Chapter, Wednesday, 9/24/14, 8:30 to 1, American Transmission Company
W234 N2000 Ridgeview Parkway Ct, Waukesha

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.