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State Cartographer’s Office constructs public statewide Digital Parcel Database of Wisconsin

Staff at the State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) recently completed a second version of Wisconsin’s statewide digital parcel database. This GIS database contains information on ownership, tax assessment, zoning, property class, and other attribute for about 3.5 million parcels in the state. The first version of the database—also constructed by SCO—was released a year ago. The […]

A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Moore

Why Geography? What attracted you to Geography? When I discovered geography, I was actually a senior in college and I had been taking a number of classes in International Studies. The school I was at had geography in the Engineering Department, which was pretty far removed from anything I was doing at the time. I […]

Talking with Dr. Keith Woodward

Why Geography? I came to geography a little bit later than some of my colleagues. My background and training are in english and philosophy, so kind of critical theory in philosophy. It wasn’t until I was working on my Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in the English Department as sort of a 21st Century […]

Marín-Spiotta to receive Excellence in Education and Mentoring Award

Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta will receive the 2016 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring at the December meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the largest professional society of earth scientists. This award recognizes significant contributions as a mentor and role model for the next generation of biogeoscientists. Marín-Spiotta was also recently given the President’s Award from the […]

From UW–Madison to Jordan, Greece, and D.C. with undergraduate, Hallah

UW Geography is excited to share undergraduate student experiences with you. This week, we would like to introduce you to Ms. Hallah Ghanem. Ms. Ghanem is a senior, majoring in Geography (human geography concentration), and currently living in Washington, D.C. She was a recipient of an award from the Kohn Geography Fund. Read more about Ghanem’s adventures below. […]

Exciting & Free Events, Join us on November 11!

Join the Buzz in Science Hall We hope you will join us for part—or all—of the day. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email, facebook, or twitter. 9–3pm Map-a-thon | Geography Library (more…)

Marín-Spiotta & Mason receive $776,800 National Science Foundation award

Professors Erika Marín-Spiotta and Joe Mason were awarded a $776,800 National Science Foundation award to study the potential for carbon in buried soils, or paleosols, to become a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in response to changes in climate and landscape disturbance. The project builds upon work by former Nelson Institute PhD student Nina […]

GeoData@Wisconsin Highlighted in UW-Madison Libraries Magazine

The Fall 2016 edition of UW-Madison Libraries magazine highlights GeoData@ Wisconsin, a new online application that provides users with direct download access to Wisconsin geospatial data holdings in the Robinson Map Library. GeoData@Wisconsin was jointly developed by the Robinson Map Library and the State Cartographer’s Office, one of several collaborative projects between the two offices.  (more…)

County collecting and map perfecting: a glimpse into the mind of Professor Rob Roth

What is your postion at UW Madison? I am an Assistant Professor responsible for the cartography courses at UW and serve as the Faculty Director of the UW Cartography Lab. Maps Rock! In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? Geography is an integrative discipline, and allows me to explore societal and […]

Donor Offers Matching Challenge to Support Geography Undergrads

Your donation could do twice as much good! In honor of the 75th anniversary of our mapping program in the Geography Department, we are delighted to announce a unique opportunity to support the department and our students. We are raising funds to support our best and brightest undergraduate students in research and other professional learning […]

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