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Identifying Wisconsin’s Cartographic Phantoms

Your input is needed on a proposal to reclassify 31 “cartographic phantoms” found on maps of Wisconsin.

Department of the Interior Completes Removal of Derogatory Toponyms

The federal government has replaced nearly 650 derogatory place names across the country, 28 of which are in Wisconsin.

Public Comments Invited on Proposed Replacements for Derogatory Place Names

The U.S. Geological Survey is requesting public comment on candidate replacements for geographic feature names recently declared derogatory by the Department of Interior Secretary.

Federal Government Takes Action to Eliminate Derogatory Toponyms

The US Department of the Interior has established new administrative bodies to replace derogatory geographic feature names.

Pronounce Wisconsin

Pronounce Wisconsin is an online application that delivers audio pronunciations for over 1700 Wisconsin places – including counties, cities, villages, and unincorporated communities – through an easy-to-use map interface. 

Suukjak Sep and other recent decisions by the Wisconsin Geographic Names Council

The Wisconsin Geographic Names Council is the state’s official geographic names authority.