Call for participation in Wisconsin Historic Landscape project

Information on the dates and locations of a series of community forums for the Wisconsin Historic Landscape project.

Help celebrate the history of cartography on April 25th

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.

University of Wisconsin teams to collaborate on historic Wisconsin map database project

Three teams from the University of Wisconsin are collaborating on a project to explore user needs for a digital map database of Wisconsin derived from General Land Office (GLO) surveyors’ notes made between 1830 and 1865.

More than just a big map: Modernizing the 1964 Wisconsin Landscape Resource Inventory

Staff at the Center for Land Use Education recently published an online interactive map of Phil Lewis’ 1964 Land Resource Inventory.

Interactive Menominee Place Names Map now accessible online

The Interactive Menominee Place Names Map introduces a visual and audio indigenous representation of the area we know as Wisconsin, revealing the connection between current Wisconsin place names and their ancient Menominee origins.

History of Cartography Project receives NSF grant for continued work

The University of Wisconsin’s History of Cartography Project has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the origins and development of modern cartography. The research will facilitate preparation of Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Five of the groundbreaking History of Cartography series.

UW-Madison “Then & Now” poster still available

Copies of the SCO’s “UW-Madison Then & Now” poster are still available. (Cost is only $10 — makes a great gift.)

Wisconsin Historical Museum unveils map exhibit

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is hosting a map exhibit through November 9, 2013.

History of Cartography now available online

Volumes One and Two of The History of Cartography are now freely available online.

USGS historic map scanning project has strong Wisconsin ties

Project Manager Greg Allord highlights some interesting Wisconsin connections to a major USGS initiative.