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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Celebrating the publication of Volume Six of the History of Cartography Cartography in the Twentieth Century Why do maps need a new history? Maps and mapping technology have become global in every sense of the word—appearing like magic on our hand-held devices, influencing our news, informing education, describing the human genome, and inspiring poetry. People, cultures, […]
Cartography graduate student, Caroline Rose, is leaving her mark at the University in the form of a permanent map installation at the Memorial Union. On May 19, 2014, a dedication ceremony was held for her recently completed three-dimensional, magnetic bathymetric map of Lake Mendota in the newly renovated Wisconsin Hoofers space in the Union.
Space, Place, Nature: One Last Look Friday, April 4 @ 3:30, 180 Science Hall “I have been writing about “Space, Place, and Nature” for at least three decades. You’d think I am now able to say something about them that is authoritative, if not definitive. But-–thank God!-–not at all. “Space” and “place,” yes, I can […]
When alumni talk about their experiences as students in the Geography Department, they often speak of the fondness they have for Science Hall itself. Unique in character and steeped in history, Science Hall is a place where attachments are easily formed. Once home to all nearly all sciences on the UW–Madison campus, Science Hall has […]