Find Maps

July 13, 2017

While the SCO is not a map production facility and we do not sell maps, one of our missions is the help Wisconsin citizens locate maps and geographic information.   This page provides guidance on the most common requests we receive.

Learning Center

We answer hundreds of technical mapping-related questions every year from both the general public and geospatial professionals. This page provides more information on some of the most common questions we receive from map and GIS users.

New book explores UW relief models

September 4, 2015

The University of Wisconsin has 29 historic relief models at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and in Madison at Science Hall and the UW Geology Museum.

Interactive Menominee Place Names Map now accessible online

December 18, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

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.