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National Geographic comes to Madison to support students!

        Learn about the possibilities of National Geographic supporting you at UW-Madison! Join National Geographic staff and grantees for a workshop, networking, and lunch. National Geographic is coming to UW-Madison to share insider tips with students (graduates and undergraduates), and faculty on how to apply for their grants… and you’re invited!! They will share what a successful application looks like, […]

Science Hall After Dark

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will celebrate 75 years of making maps in Science Hall; we hope you will join us! Check this site regularly for updated information, photos of the event, etc. Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, Science Hall 6PM-8PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Department of Geography is delighted to invite alumni […]

Badgers Take Manhattan

A core tenet of the Cartography Lab is to provide a variety of professional development experiences for Geography students. Examples include hosting unconferences, design challenges, guest speakers, workshops, and participating in national conferences. (more…)

Geography Homecoming: Celebrating our history, looking to the future

Join Geography for the 2016 UW–Madison Homecoming (November 11 and 12) as we celebrate the impact that Arthur Robinson had on the department. Many of our units, which he established, recently celebrated big anniversaries: Robinson Map Library, 70 years; Cartography Lab, 50 years; State Cartographer’s Office, 40 years. Robinson himself would have turned 100 last year! On […]

2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit attracts a diversity of attendees

The 2016 Geospatial Summit, organized by our State Cartographer’s Office, was held on April 19 at UW-Madison. It attracted almost 140 registrants from locations around the state. While primarily an academic conference, there is strong interest on the part of government agencies, private companies, non-profits, and the general public. Representatives from various UW system campuses were […]

Department receives grant for undergraduate professional development

The Geography Department has received a grant from the UW Career Development Grant Program to provide a professional development activities for Geography and Cartography/GIS majors. Tentative dates and activities planned this semester are as follows: Friday, March 11 – Personal goals and interviewing workshop Friday, April 1 – Resume and cover letter workshop Friday, April 15 – Mock […]

2016 Cart Lab Design Challenge

February 20th,  9am – 5pm, Cartography Lab, Science Hall For this second annual Design Challenge, students will work on generating new insight from the fossil record in North America; developing unique visualizations to facilitate communication of trends in multidimensional spatio-temporal data. The event is open to all who have taken Geography 370. We strongly encourage you to […]

Mapmaking: Sources from the Geography Library, Map Library, and Special Collections

Department of Special Collections 976 Memorial Library – 728 State St. A mapmaking exhibit is currently on display in the UW–Madison Memorial Library, Special Collections Department. This exhibit honors the accomplishments of the History of Cartography Project, which published volume six, Cartography in the Twentieth Century, earlier this spring. (more…)

2015 Cartographic Design Challenge

Geography students participate in day of intense professional development Eighteen geography students spent their Valentine’s Day wading through a complicated, real-world dataset, to create data visualizations that will help researchers better understand the hazardous waste trade in North America. Dr. Sarah Moore obtained EPA records of transnational trade of hazardous waste through a pair of […]

Memorial gathering for Miriam Kerndt

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Geography Library hosted a memorial gathering for Miriam Kerndt. Miriam was the head of the Geography Library from 1968 to 1999 and was the driving force in solidifying the Geography Library in Science Hall. Miriam passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her Madison home at age 87. […]

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