Final program available for 2017 Geospatial Summit

The final program for the 2017 Geospatial Summit on April 26, 2017, is now available.

The program provides a concise agenda for the event — including the Professional Career Panel, the Career Fair, the Keynote Address, and all fifteen paper presentations.

Abstracts are also provided for all presentations.

Click on the image below to retrieve a PDF file of the program.

Save the Date for the 2017 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

The 2017 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event will be at Gordon Dining and Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St. in Madison.

The 2016 Summit attracted almost 140 registrants from locations around the state. While primarily an academic conference, there is strong interest on the part of government agencies, private companies, non-profits, and the general public. As in the past, the 2017 Summit will feature presentations on current geospatial research, teaching, and service initiatives, as well as an educational roundtable and keynote speaker.

Education Roundtable (10:00am-11:00am): A special roundtable session will kickoff the event from 10am-11am bringing together academics and professionals to discuss careers for women in GIS.

GIS Networking/Career Fair (11:00am-1:00pm): This event is an effort to build a bridge between students who use GIS, enthusiasts, and employers around the area offering connections to network, exchange job opportunities/resumes, share research and technologies used in both the professional and academic worlds.

Abstracts (1:00pm-3:00pm): Abstract submissions for presentations will begin soon on this website. Please plan to do a presentation if you have something interesting to share with the community. Presentations are welcome from staff, faculty, students, and members of the broader geospatial community off-campus.

Keynote (3:30pm-4:30pm): Marcy Bidney, Curator, American Geographical Society Library. Details about Marcy’s keynote will be forthcoming.

Please stay tuned for further information on the 2017 Geospatial Summit.


Dr. Joseph Kerski to deliver keynote at 2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

The keynote speaker for the 2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit will be Joseph Kerski of Esri.

Dr. Kerski is Esri’s Education Industry Curriculum Development Manager on the Education Team in Denver, Colorado. Before Esri he worked for many years as a geographer for the US Geological Survey and the US Census Bureau. He has a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado.

At Esri Dr. Kerski fosters educational partnerships, conducts training in geospatial technologies, and creates curriculum and conducts research on spatial thinking and geospatial technologies.

A tentative title for his talk is: “Five Converging Trends: GIS&T on the World Stage.”

The Summit this year is on Tuesday April 19, 2016. Watch this space for more details.

Save the date for the 2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

The UW-Madison Geospatial Alliance is again sponsoring a Geospatial Summit in 2016. This annual event showcases the research, instruction, and outreach efforts of University Wisconsin faculty, staff, and students, as well highlighting as the linkages between the university and the broader geospatial community in the state.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Gordon Commons on the UW-Madison campus.

The Summit is in the early stages of planning. Typically a call for abstracts goes out in February. More information will be available in the near future.

Attendance at the Summit is open to all, and there is no registration fee.