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Doug Miskowiak


Doug Miskowiak explores the democratizing influences of GIS to inform, educate, engage and empower the public in community decision- making. He has worked with communities and citizens across Wisconsin applying Geographic Information Systems or GIS methodologies for innovative plan development, assessment, implementation and monitoring. In addition to community and natural resources planning, he is exploring the utility of GIS for emergency management, investigating human health/ land use relationships, and conducting business assessments.

GIS uses computer hardware and software to collect, maintain, analyze, visualize, and communicate spatial information. Miskowiak has been working on campus for the GIS center since 2002. He has been involved in the UW-Stevens Point STEAM Point Day and presented for the Center for the Small City Conference. Miskowiak is proud to work with a group of compassionate individuals who care deeply about the success of their students, colleagues and the role of higher education in a modern functioning society.

There is no secret sauce! Be curious about those things you find interest in. Once you find those things you’re passionate about, work hard and have fun with them.

-Doug Miskowiak


  • GISP, Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute
  • National Association for Public Safety GIS, University Working Group, co-chair (2014-Present) 
  • Wisconsin Land Information Association, member (1995-Present)


GIS Instructional Administrator
Geography and Geology Chair

SCI B307


M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Geographic Information Systems
GIS Database Design and Data Modeling