Wisconsin Geospatial News

Preliminary program for 2013 Geospatial Summit available online

The preliminary program for the 2013 Geospatial Summit is now available on the Geospatial Alliance Web site.

The Summit will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Union South on UW-Madison campus. This year the program includes over 20 presentations by faculty, staff and students engaged in geospatial research and education, as well as members of the broader community. Topics include Web mapping, spatial narratives, volunteered geographic information, remote sensing applications, and many others.

The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. David Tulloch. The title of the talk is “Geospatial People: The Role of Volunteered Geographic Information, Public Participatory GIS, and Public Data in Changing Geographic Information Science.”

Prof. Tulloch is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He also serves as Associate Director of the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis and Undergraduate Program Director for Environmental Planning and Design. He is a graduate of Kentucky (BSLA), LSU (MLA) and Wisconsin (PhD).  Prof. Tulloch is an expert on the collection and assessment of volunteered geographic information, including the opportunities and risks associated with the growing mass of citizen-based geospatial data.

The Geospatial Summit serves as the campus forum for communication, collaboration and information sharing in the geospatial sciences, encouraging research, instruction, and outreach in this multi-disciplinary area. Please plan to attend!

When: Thursday, April 25th, 2013 (11:30 am to 4:45 pm)
Where: Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., UW-Madison