UW geospatial steering committee formed

As a result of the March 16th UW-Madison Geospatial Summit, a group of campus volunteers has banded together to form a steering committee that will examine ways to further improve geospatial coordination and communication at UW-Madison.  The group, which hopes to meet for the first time during May, will ultimately work to identify campus-wide geospatial coordination priorities and then formulate relevant working groups around those ideas.

Members of the geospatial steering committee are:

Jessica Guo, CEE
Mutlu Ozdogan, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Bill Buckingham, Geography & Applied Population Lab
Asli Gocmen, Urban and Regional Planning
Shaun Golding, Medicine/Public Health
Bob Gollnik, MVFC-CFIRE
Matt Kures, UW-Extension
Dave Simmons, Medicine/Public Health
Jeff Sledge, LICGF
Nancy Wiegand, LICGF
Ron Prince, Department of Family Medicine
Sam Batzli, Space Science and Engineering Center – ERSC
Tanya Buckingham, Geography – Cartography Lab
Jim Lacy, Geography – SCO
Janet Silbernagel, Nelson Institute & Landscape Architecture
Jaime Stoltenberg, Geography – Robinson Map Library
Karen Tuerk, Geography – GIS Certificate Program
Steve Ventura, Soils
Howard Veregin, Geography – SCO

The formation of the committee was one of the main next steps identified during the March 16th Geospatial Summit.  Attended by approximately 40 faculty and staff representing a diverse cross-section of departments on campus, the purpose of the summit was to provide an opportunity for the UW-Madison geospatial community to meet and share ideas, identify common interests and concerns, and discuss how best to coordinate geospatial research, teaching, and outreach on campus.  A full summary of the meeting is available on the SIAC Web site.

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