Club Meetings and Activities

Next Club Meeting-New Time

Thursday, 10/23/14, 3:30 PM, UWM Cartography Lab, Rm 420, Bolton Hall. We'll be setting up the club's Trimble Juno GPS receiver for use during the Urban Ecology Center invasive plant mapping project on 10/30/14. See the club meetings page for details.

Post-Meeting Bonus

Following the 10/23/14 meeting we're watching a partial solar eclipse. Details at the 10/23/14 meeting. Never look directly at the sun.

Urban Ecology Center Field Work

Thursday, 10/30/14, 4 PM, 1500 E. Park Pl, meet in lobby.We'll use GPS technology to map invasive species at the UEC.

Club Officers

Jana Viel
Julee Mitchell
Keith Krukowski
Martin Ziech

Notices and Events

Planning is underway for the 2014 GIS Day at UWM on Wednesday, 9/19. The web site will soon be open to register for hands-on workshops and for the famous pizze lunch. There's no cost. Until then, see details about the 2013 UWM GIS Day.

Estabrook Park Disc Golf Map

Client: Estabrook Disc Golf Club

Need: To create a map of each of the course's 18 holes.

Description: The Estabrook Disc Golf Club asked the GIS Club to survey the course and to produce a map for each hole. The map was to show the tee and the several alternative basket locations.

Results: On October 27, 2011 members of the GIS Club surveyed (and played) the Estabrook Course. We established the location of the holes and baskets using one of the club's Trimble Juno SB GPS receivers.

The club is translating the GPS fixes to maps for each hole.