People

Who We Are

Since 1953, the UW Cartography Lab has been a center of innovation for map design, interactive visualization, and geographic thinking. The Cart Lab is a unique “maker”-space in which researchers, professional designers, and students work together to discuss complex problems and create compelling visuals. Read more about our history...

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Tanya Buckingham

Creative Director
Email: tanya.buckingham@wisc.edu
Twitter: @tanmabuck

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Robert Roth

Faculty Director
Email: reroth@wisc.edu
Twitter: @RobertERoth


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Daniel Huffman

Cartographer in Residence
Email: daniel.p.huffman@gmail.com
Twitter: @pinakographos
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Chris Archuleta

Undergraduate Student
Twitter: @Geodesy_

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Kallista Bley

Ph.D. Student


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Kella Caldwell

Masters Student

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Anna George

Masters Student
Twitter: @annaegeorge


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Carly Griffith

PhD Student

Twitter: @carly_cgriffith
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Alicia Iverson

PhD Student
Twitter: @AliciaAIverson


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Meghan Kelly

Ph.D. Student
Twitter: @meghankellymaps
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Chelsea Nestel

Ph.D. Student
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Tim Prestby

Undergraduate Student
Twitter: @TimPrestby
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Josh Riebe

Undergraduate Student


Megan Roessler

Masters Student
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Nick Underwood

Masters Student
Twitter: @mulletmapping
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  1. Leanne Abraham | Portfolio
  2. Evan Applegate | Cartographer & graphics editor for Bloomberg | Portfolio
  3. Peter Bauknecht | Design Engineer for CCI Systems, Inc | Portfolio
  4. Sarah Bennett | Russian Table, President
  5. Mike Bricknell | Data Visualization Designer for Council on Foreign Relations | Portfolio
  6. JJ Czaplewski | Programmer Analyst for UW-Madison Department of Geoscience | Portfolio
  7. Brian Davidson | Sales Engineer for Mapbox | Portfolio
  8. Natalee Desotell | Student at Yale School of Public Health | Portfolio
  9. Richard Donohue | Postdoctoral Researcher for University of Kentucky | Portfolio
  10. Blake Draper | Software Developer / Geographer for USGS | Portfolio
  11. Marty Elmer | Interactive Designer at Capella Education Company | Portfolio
  12. Scott Farley | Engineer for Mapbox | Portfolio
  13. Chris Gavin | Cartographer for CIA | Twitter
  14. Timur Girgin | GIS Developer at Blue Raster | Twitter
  15. Erin Hamilton | GIS Programmer/Analyst at Resource Data, Inc. | Portfolio
  16. Brooke Harding | Information Officer for - Office of Transition Initiatives | Portfolio
  17. Katie Hardwick | Digitizer for the Bordner Project | Twitter
  18. Jeff Ingebritsen | GIS Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Twitter
  19. Morgan Jarocki | Cartographer for U.S. Census Bureau | Portfolio
  20. Mitch Johnson | GIS Specialist for Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District | Portfolio
  21. Zach Johnson | Visualization Engineer at GeoIQ | Portfolio
  22. Casey Kalman | GIS Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) | Portfolio
  23. Katie Kowalsky | Product Manager at HERE Technologies | Portfolio
  24. Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel | Cartographer for NFWF | Portfolio
  25. Jon Koser | Verification & Validation Engineer for Philips Healthcare, Fitchburg, WI | Portfolio
  26. Nick Lally | Portfolio
  27. Calla Little | Website & graphics editor for Fishing Hot Spots | Portfolio
  28. Adam Lyons | Route Sales Representative for Alpha Baking Co., Inc | Portfolio
  29. Sam Matthews | Core Tech engineer for Mapbox | Portfolio
  30. Rashauna Mead | Full Stack Developer for Redox | Twitter
  31. Eric Nost | University of Guelph, Assistant Professor | Portfolio
  32. Eric Oberhart | Consultant for CPCS | Twitter
  33. Laura Poplett | Digital Project Archivist at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research | Twitter
  34. Chloe Quinn | User Experience Designer at Tableau Software | Portfolio
  35. Caroline Rose | GIS Specialist at Wisconsin Geological and Natural History | Portfolio
  36. Carl Sack | GIS Faculty at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College | Portfolio
  37. Josie Sajbel | Cartographer at S&P Global Platts | Portfolio
  38. Sarah Scott | GIS Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona | Portfolio
  39. Colter Sikora | Broadband Mapping Coordinator for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin | Twitter
  40. Sarah Sommerkamp | Coordinator for Global Gardeners | Portfolio
  41. Chandler Sterling | Senior GIS Analyst for te City of Pasadena | Portfolio
  42. Matt Sudac | Traffic Data Technician/Planner TranSmart Technologies, Inc
  43. Ross Thorn | GIS Analyst/Developer | Portfolio
  44. Robin Tolochko | Product Manager for Uber | Portfolio
  45. Claire Trainor | Graphics Editor for National Geographic | Portfolio
  46. Tim Wallace | Graphics editor and geographer for The New York Times | Portfolio
  47. Soren Walljasper | Graphics Editor for National Geographic | Portfolio
  48. Grace White | Cartographer for Legislative Technology Services Bureau | Portfolio
  49. Jeremy White | Graphics editor for The New York Times | Portfolio

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Kris Olds

Twitter: @GlobalHigherEd

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Established in 1953 by Arthur H. Robinson, the Cartography Lab has created virtually every kind and size of map, for a wide variety of academic, commercial, and individual customers.

Robinson demonstrated an aptitude for cartography and began drawing maps for faculty textbooks while earning a master's degree in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate from Ohio State.

Recruited for the Office of Strategic Services in 1941, Robinson headed its map division throughout World War II, overseeing the drawing of about 5,000 maps for the military. At war's end, he joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, where he taught at Science Hall until his retirement in 1980.

Arthur H. Robinson is perhaps best known to the public as the creator of the Robinson Projection, a map projection that he referred to as "a portrait of the earth." In 1988 the National Geographic Society adopted that projection as its standard for producing world maps, followed by agencies of the U.S. Government and others worldwide.

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