2017 Geospatial Summit

UW-Madison Geospatial Summit :: Final Program

Wednesday, April 26 at Gordon Commons (770 W. Dayton St)

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

:: Agenda ::

Register (free) for the 2017 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit!

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Education Rountable – GIS Professional Career Panel
A special roundtable session will be held in the Concerto Room featuring five women panelists kicking off the event discussing their experiences and perspectives as geospatial professionals featuring: Emily Champagne, GIS Supervisor; Kelly Felton, Land Information Officer; Kim Ness Sundeen, GIS Analyst/Developer; Zihan Song, Second year Master student; Marcy Bidney, Curator/Assistant Director.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Geospatial Career Fair
Students – bring a resume! This event is an effort to build a bridge between students who use GIS, enthusiasts, and employers around the area offering connections to network, share research and technologies, and career opportunities (Concerto Room).

Participants include:
Continental Mapping
Ayres Associates
American Family Insurance
State Agency Representatives
Mapping Specialists
TDS Telecommunications
Applied Ecological Services
County Government Representatives
Fishing Hot Spots

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Focus Group: Usability Study of a Hazardous Waste Website
This Study is about a project conducted at University of Wisconsin-Madison at the department of Geography. The website can be found here: http://geography.wisc.edu/hazardouswaste/ This website was created to house all of the findings in the project, including maps and other visuals that were created. This 90-minute session includes two parts: a 30-minute website exploration activity and a 60-minute focus group discussion. Snacks will be provided! Your feedback will be really valuable for improving this website.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Paper Sessions (3); a total of fifteen (20-minute presentations) will be held concurrently in the Overture, Concerto and Sonata Rooms.

Keynote (3:30pm-4:30pm): This year the keynote features Marcy Bidney, Curator at the American Geographical Society Library, who will present “Geographic Information: The Changing Landscape of Access” focusing on the evolution of access to geographic information over the last two decades. This session will be held in the Concerto Room.


The nearest public parking is two blocks away at the State Street Campus Garage located at the corner of North Lake and State Streets. (415 North Lake St.)



For questions, contact Brenda Hemstead () or Howard Veregin () at the State Cartographer’s Office.