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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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Robert Roth

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

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Alicia Cowart

Creative Director
Email: adcowart@wisc.edu
Twitter: @AliciaCowart


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Gareth Baldrica-Franklin

Masters Student
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Kallista Bley

PhD Student


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Kela Caldwell

PhD Student

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Aileen Clarke

Masters Student
Twitter: @_AileenClarke
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Adrian George

PhD Student

Twitter: @AdrianKGeorge
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Carly Griffith

PhD Student

Twitter: @carly_cgriffith
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Atlas Guo

PhD Student
Twitter: @CartoGuophy
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Lily Houtman

Undergraduate Student
Twitter: @lilyhoutman
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Alicia Iverson

PhD Student
Twitter: @AliciaAIverson

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Chelsea Nestel

PhD Student
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Austin Novak

Undergraduate Student
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Josh Riebe

Undergraduate Student


Jack Sagers

Undergraduate Student

Alissa V Stark

Masters Student
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Jake Steinberg

Masters Student
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  1. Leanne Abraham | Data Visualization Engineer at Planet | Portfolio | Twitter
  2. Evan Applegate | Cartographer at The Map Consultancy | Portfolio
  3. Chris Archuleta | GIS Mapping Technician at Dane County Land and Water Resources Department | Portfolio | Twitter
  4. Pete Bauknecht | Design Engineer at CCI Systems Inc
  5. Sarah Bennett | Technical Editor at VS Robotics
  6. Michael Bricknell | Data Visualization Designer at Council on Foreign Relations | Portfolio | Twitter
  7. John Czaplewski | Senior Software Engineer at Inclined | Portfolio | Twitter
  8. Brian Davidson | Solutions Engineer at Okta | Portfolio | Twitter
  9. Natalee Desotell | Public Health Data Scientist at Wisconsin Department of Health Services | Portfolio | Twitter
  10. Rich Donohue | Senior Software Developer at U.S. Geological Survey | Portfolio
  11. Blake Draper | Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky | Portfolio | Twitter
  12. Martin Elmer | Interactive Designer at Capella Education Company | Portfolio | Twitter
  13. Scott Farley | Founder at Willow Labs, Inc | Portfolio
  14. Christopher Gavin | Cartographer at the CIA | Portfolio | Twitter
  15. Timur Girgin | Senior Software Engineer at Fairwinds | Portfolio | Twitter
  16. Erin Hamilton | GIS Data Analyst at TriMet | Portfolio
  17. Brooke Harding | Program Manager at USAID - Office of Transition Initiatives | Portfolio | Twitter
  18. Katie Hardwick | Digitizer at the Bordner Project | Twitter
  19. Jeff Ingebritsen | GIS Specialist and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Twitter
  20. Morgan Jarocki | Cartographer at U.S. Census Bureau | Portfolio | Twitter
  21. Mitchell Johnson | GIS Analyst at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
  22. Zachary Johnson | Visualization Engineer at GeoIQ | Portfolio
  23. Casey Kalman | Geospatial Researcher at Union of Concerned Scientists | Portfolio | Twitter
  24. Meghan Kelly | Associate Professor at Durham University | Portfolio | Twitter
  25. Katie Kowalsky | Product Manager and Cartographer at Stamen | Portfolio | Twitter
  26. Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel | Associate Director at GreenInfo Network | Portfolio | Twitter
  27. Jon Koser | Director Of Engineering at Olive | Portfolio | Twitter
  28. Nick Lally | Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky | Portfolio
  29. Calla Little | Parking Asset and GIS Coordinator | Portfolio
  30. Adam Lyons | Route Sales Representative at Alpha Baking | Portfolio | Twitter
  31. Sam Matthews | Software Engineer at Mapbox | Portfolio | Twitter
  32. Rashauna Mead | Full Stack Developer at Redox | Portfolio
  33. Eric Nost | Assistant Professor at University of Guelph | Portfolio | Twitter
  34. Eric Oberhart | Senior Consultant at CPCS - Solutions for Growing Economies | Twitter
  35. Laura Poplett | Electronic Records Project Archivist at Wisconsin Historical Society | Twitter
  36. Tim Prestby | Masters Student at Penn State University | Portfolio | Twitter
  37. Chloë Quinn | Senior User Experience Designer at Tableau Software | Portfolio
  38. Megan Roessler | GIS Analyst at City of Waukesha | Portfolio
  39. Caroline Rose | GIS Specialist at Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey | Portfolio | Twitter
  40. Carl Sack | GIS Faculty at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College | Portfolio | Twitter
  41. Josie Sajbel | Senior Cartographer at S&P Global Platts | Portfolio | Twitter
  42. Sarah Scott | GIS Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management | Portfolio
  43. Colter Sikora | Broadband Mapping Coordinator at Public Service Commission of Wisconsin | Portfolio | Twitter
  44. Sarah Sommerkamp | Community Member at Jerusalem Farm
  45. Chandler Sterling | Senior GIS Analyst at City of Pasadena | Portfolio
  46. Matthew Sudac | Traffic Data Technician/Planner at TranSmart Technologies
  47. Ross Thorn | Cartographer at Facebook and Stamen | Portfolio | Twitter
  48. Robin Tolochko | Senior Product Manager at Quizlet | Portfolio | Twitter
  49. Clare Trainor | Map Design Manager at Mapbox | Portfolio | Twitter
  50. Nick Underwood | Cartographer at NPR Visuals Team | Portfolio | Twitter
  51. Tim Wallace | Senior Editor for Geography at The New York Times | Portfolio | Twitter
  52. Soren Walljasper | Junior Graphics Editor at National Geographic | Portfolio | Twitter
  53. Grace White | Lead Cartographer & Senior GIS Analyst at Legislative Technology Services Bureau | Portfolio
  54. Jeremy White | Graphics Editor at The New York Times | Portfolio | Twitter





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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