Wisconsin Historic Aerial Imagery Finder

April 18, 2018

The WHAIFinder (pronounced “WAY-finder”) digital archive of historic aerial imagery provides quick and easy access to over 38,000 digital aerial photographs covering the entire state of Wisconsin.

Project maps Wisconsin’s economic history

October 25, 2017

A grant from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program has facilitated access to a GIS database of 1930s-era economic inventory maps for coastal areas of Wisconsin.

Mapping Wisconsin’s Economic History

October 10, 2017

This publication describes a project that created a digital GIS database and portal of historic “Bordner” maps for the coastal areas of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historic Landscape Project 2015 Community Forum Report

Report on a series of public forums held in 2015 to gather information on user needs for the Wisconsin Historic Landscape Database. This database was derived from the 1832-1866 General Land Office survey of Wisconsin documenting information about soils, vegetation, cultural features, and wetlands.

Mapping European Settlement in Wisconsin

This study of washington Island was presented by Will Craig at the WLIA (Wisconsin Land Information Association) Fall Regional Conference in Oshkosh in October, 2015. The study focuses on the processes used to collect and map the dates of initial land transfers on Washington Island, Wisconsin.

Historic Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for genealogists, historians, urban planners, teachers or anyone with a personal connection to a community, street or building.  The maps depict more than 12,000 American towns and cities.  They show the size, shape and construction materials of dwellings, commercial buildings, factories and other structures.