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.
Staff at the Center for Land Use Education recently published an online interactive map of Phil Lewis’ 1964 Land Resource Inventory.
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.
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.
Copies of the SCO’s “UW-Madison Then & Now” poster are still available. (Cost is only $10 — makes a great gift.)
The Wisconsin Historical Museum is hosting a map exhibit through November 9, 2013.
Volumes One and Two of The History of Cartography are now freely available online.
Project Manager Greg Allord highlights some interesting Wisconsin connections to a major USGS initiative.
Over 2,800 historic maps of Wisconsin available in GeoPDF format for free.
Find historic maps online through the Wisconsin Historical Society’s new digital collection.