WICCI’s Geospatial Working Group focuses on identifying climate-focused geospatial data needs, facilitating data sharing, and collaborating with other WICCI working groups, partners and stakeholders.
- Determine needs and define requirements for climate and demographic geospatial data among WICCI working groups, stakeholders, and partners. The scope of these data will encompass environmental effects, exposures, sensitive populations, and socioeconomic factors.
- Identify, curate, and promote relevant geospatial datasets that may be useful in climate research and analysis in Wisconsin
- Provide a platform for geospatial data sharing with the public and other WICCI working groups
- Inventory and promote geospatial tools, models, visualizations, and data infrastructure needed by the other WICCI working groups, stakeholders, and partners.
- Analyze the relationships between climate effects and impacted communities.
Stakeholders and Partners
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Wisconsin Department of Administration
- University of Wisconsin-Madison State Cartographer’s Office
- University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
- University of Wisconsin Robinson Map Library
- Other state, county, and local agencies with an interest in climate and environmental justice geospatial data and analysis
- Larry Cutforth, DNR GIS Section Chief (co-chair)
- Jim Giglierano, Geographic Information Officer, Department of Administration (co-chair)
- Eric Compas, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geology and Environmental Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- Jim Lacy, Associate State Cartographer, University of Wisconsin-Madison State Cartographer’s Office
- David A. Hart, Assistant Director for Extension, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
- Jamie Martindale, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian, University of Wisconsin Robinson Map Library
- Doug Miskowiak, GIS Center Education Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point