Tom Krauskopf, an employee of the Wis. Dept. of Administration, retired in late August. From his earliest days in the State Planning Office to his recent role leading the division that included the Office of Land Information Services, Tom has been involved in mapping and land information.
He served on the Wisconsin Land Records Committee (1985-1987) which laid the groundwork for the states land information program. He also has been a member of our offices advisory committee as well as the Geographic Names Council for about twenty years.
Krauskopf began his career with DOA in 1972, immediately after receiving his masters degree from UW-Madison where he worked with Prof. Ben Niemann. His early work involved statewide mapping and aerial photography projects and establishment of several mapping programs in state agencies.
Tom stopped by to visit recently, and reports that he is attending a number of classes on the UW campus involving geology, archeology, and related landscape topics.