This paper describes an effort to build a digital archive and web-based retrieval system for historic air photos for the state of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an extensive collection of historic air photos, including a rare 1937-1941 collection that covers almost the entire state.
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.
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.
U.S. Library of Congress expects to have 500,000 historic maps online by 2020.
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.
The final report of the Wisconsin Historic Landscape 2015 Community Forum Project is now available for viewing and download.
A study of the settlement history of Washington Island, Wisconsin, by Will Craig and colleagues is now available as an SCO publication.
An online survey is now available for the Wisconsin Historic Landscape project.
Information on the dates and locations of a series of community forums for the Wisconsin Historic Landscape project.
Join the University of Wisconsin and Friends of the Libraries as they honor the award-winning History of Cartography project and the forthcoming release of Cartography in the Twentieth Century.