Curious about Wisconsin Toponyms? Start Here!

How often are place names changed or new place names added?

Participate in the Dane County Heritage Oaks Project

How many of Dane County’s 200-year-old oaks — first inventoried in 1976 — are still in existence?

Explore these Cartographic Phantoms near Elkhart Lake while attending the 2022 WLIA Conference

Join the quest to hunt down cartographic phantoms across the state, starting with these examples close to Elkhart Lake, the location of the 2022 Wisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference.

How Big is a Degree?

Deconstructing a recent Apple Watch ad.

History of Cartography recognized in Wisconsin News

How long does it take to tell the story of maps and mappers from prehistoric times to the present?  As it turns out, approximately forty years.  Inside UW recently published a celebratory article documenting the …

Wisconsin DOT Releases Rustic Roads Interactive Map

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a new Rustic Roads interactive map highlighting these unique rural roadways.

Customizing Layer Content in Geospatial PDFs

How to create customized geospatial PDFs with layer controls.

Using Google’s My Maps Tool To Make a Simple Web Map

Google’s My Maps tool is an easy way to make a simple web map. In this posting, My Maps is used to make a web map of unincorporated communities in Kewaunee county.

History of Cartography Project Launches New Video Series

The History of Cartography Project has launched a new online video series to celebrate publication of “Cartography in the European Enlightenment” (Volume 4 of the “History of Cartography”).

Conservation completed for Science Hall’s oldest relief model

The oldest relief model in Science Hall, Edwin Howell’s 1875 “Grand Canyon of the Colorado and Southern Cliffs of Utah,” has been restored using conservation techniques.