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.

Registration open for UW-Milwaukee GIS Day

There is no GIS Day event planned for this fall at UW-Madison, so consider making the trip east to check out UW-Milwaukee’s GIS Day on Wednesday November 18th.

Planned activities for the day include workshops, a student GIS project competition, map gallery, a tour of the American Geographical Society Library tour, and a variety of speakers. The featured luncheon speaker is Melanie McCalmont who will discuss “The Top 5 Questions: GIS in College and Career Readiness.”  A complimentary pizza lunch is included.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to pre-register.  For more information contact at (414) 29-4865.

All-new campus geospatial directory now available

IMG 0326aAs part of a recent Geospatial Alliance website overhaul, we made considerable improvements to the online UW-Madison geospatial directory.  The directory contains a comprehensive listing of UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in the application and development of geospatial technologies. The directory was developed several years ago in response to the fundamental challenge of knowing “who’s who” on a large campus like UW-Madison.

The biggest improvement includes the ability to search for faculty, staff, and students based on info contained in their profile.  This was not an option with the old directory. We also added a feature to filter the directory listings by faculty, staff, or student status.

If you are not currently in the directory, simply fill out the registration form.

If your existing entry in the directory is outdated, with the updated details.