Wisconsin Geospatial News

Search begins for next State Cartographer

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a person to fill the position of State Cartographer.  Ted Koch, who announced his July 3, 2009 retirement last fall, has been State Cartographer since 1991.

The position offers a challenging and unique opportunity to serve as one of the state’s leading experts in mapping and geospatial information technologies. It provides leadership, outreach, coordination, and the gathering and dissemination of information on a variety of issues serving the geospatial community and the general public.

The State Cartographer heads the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office, a permanent unit of the Geography Department at UW-Madison. The State Cartographer is expected to work closely with the Wisconsin Dept. of Administration Geographic Information Officer, to advise and support the Wisconsin Geographic Information Coordination Council, and to participate in local, state, and national coordination and standards setting activities.

This position requires a Master’s Degree either in Cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography, Land Information Systems, or a closely related field, eight years of professional experience in geospatial activities, and three years professional experience in any combination of supervision and project management/administration.  This is a non-faculty, non-tenure track position.

For more information concerning this position and application instructions, see the Position Vacancy Listing on the UW-Madison Web site. The application deadline is June 15, 2009.