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Committee on State Cartography

The Committee on State Cartography (CSC) acts as an advisory committee to the State Cartographer's Office (SCO). In this role, the CSC meets with staff to review recent SCO activities and assess future strategic directions. The CSC primary function is to provide guidance and advice regarding SCO activities.

CSC members are appointed by the Dean of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science (L&S) to two-year renewable terms. Members are selected to represent the broad spectrum of SCO constituents.

History of the CSC

The CSC was formed in 1974 by John C. Weaver, President of the University of Wisconsin System. The initial meeting was held in March 1975. The chair and members were appointed by the Chancellor from 1974 to 1982 consisting of representatives from:

  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Geography
  • Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
  • One "at large" representative with an interest in mapping from the UW System
  • Department of Administration
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Transportation

CSC Members

As of June, 2012, the members of the CSC were as follows:

  • Robert Roth, Geography, UW-Madison (CSC Chair)
  • Mutlu Ozdogan, Forest Ecology and Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Ian Muehlenhaus, Geography and Earth Science, UW-La Crosse
  • Curt Pulford, WI Geographic Information Officer
  • Tony Van Der Wielen, GIS Manager, Legislative Technology Services Bureau 
  • Fred Iausly, Land Information Officer, Dane County
  • Kent Peña, GIS Coordinator, USDA-NRCS
  • Nancy von Meyer, Vice President, Fairview Industries
  • Adam Derringer, Geospatial Services Project Manager, Ayres Associates
  • John Ellingson, NGS State Advisor

Current Status

Currently (August 2016) the structure of the CSC is undergoing internal review, and the Committee has not been active since 2013. The current CSC Chair is Prof. A-Xing Zhu, Geography, UW-Madison.

Meeting Minutes

pdf April 19, 2013

pdf December 10, 2012

pdf June 28, 2010

pdf December 16, 2009

pdf November 6, 2008

pdf May 1, 2008

pdf November 8, 2007

pdf May 9, 2007

pdf November 8, 2006

pdf May 2, 2006

pdf October 13, 2005

doc June 28, 2005

doc March 2, 2005

doc October 6, 2004

doc June 16, 2004

doc February 3, 2004

Last Updated on August 09, 2016
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