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Lake Mendota mapmaker shows depth of her appreciation

Story by Käri Knutson, UW Communications

Caroline Rose remembers the first time she saw Lake Mendota. The Minnesota native had been accepted at UW-Madison and came to campus for a visit.

Photo: 3-D map of Lake Mendota“It was this beautiful, sunny day,” Rose says. “There were sailboats out on the lake and it just looked so peaceful.”

Like so many people, Rose developed a connection with the lake. Now, the student of cartography and geographic information systems, who is pursuing a master’s degree here, has paid tribute with a three-dimensional, magnetic map of Lake Mendota located in the renovated Hoofers space inside Memorial Union.

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