Special Roundtable Session at UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

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Education Roundtable

A special education roundtable will kick off the 2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit on Tuesday, April 19 from 10:30 am to noon. The session will bring together academics and professionals to discuss the topic, “What geospatial workforce skills are on the horizon and how is higher education responding?” 

Panelists include Joseph Kerski, Education Industry Curriculum Development Manager at EsriDavid Hart, President, Continental Mapping Consultants; Emily Champagne, GIS Supervisor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; Lisa Morrison, GIS Section Chief/Acting Agency GIS Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; John Czaplewski, Programmer/Analyst, Dept. of Geoscience, UW-Madison; Fred Iausly, Sr. GIS Analyst, Dane County Land Information Office; Janet Silbernagel, Professor and Environmental Conservation Program Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison; and Ian Muehlenhaus, Online Professional GIS Masters Program Director, Dept. of Geography, UW-Madison.

The Geospatial Summit is free and open to the public. Register for the Summit via the SUMMIT tab on the Geospatial Alliance website.

Other Details about the Summit

The 2016 Summit will be held onTuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Gordon Event Center on the UW-Madison campus.

Our keynote speaker this year (scheduled for 3:30 pm) will be Dr. Joseph Kerski. Dr. Kerski is Esri’s Education Industry Curriculum Development Manager in Denver, Colorado. Before Esri he worked for many years as a geographer for the US Geological Survey and the US Census Bureau. 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.”

A total of fifteen, twenty-minute presentations will be held concurrently in three rooms from 1:00-3:00 pm. Are you doing interesting research, instruction, or service activities using geospatial technology?Consider submitting an abstract for a presentation! You don’t need to be affiliated with UW-Madison to present — we welcome participation from the broader geospatial community.

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.