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Thank you from the Geography Club!

The Geography Club would like to thank those who recently donated money intended to enhance the undergraduate experience and to support activities beyond the classroom. Your generous support will help us accomplish many things, including attending and presenting at the Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium and hosting Coffee Hour to help connect with faculty, staff, and […]

Staff Profile: Marguerite Antoinette Roulet

We are excited to welcome Marguerite (Mogi) Antoinette Roulet to the Geography department staff as Graduate Program Coordinator! Read our conversation with her below to learn more about what she did before she joined the department and the benefits she draws from Science Hall’s community. What is your role in the Geography department? Graduate Program Coordinator […]

“Tea Time” Becomes a Department Tradition

At a large university like the University of Wisconsin-Madison, forming meaningful relationships with professors can be challenging for undergraduates. As a result, the Department of Geography created a new event, dubbed “Tea Time,” that is aimed at helping students get to know their professors better, and vice versa. Each month on a Friday afternoon, one faculty guest […]

Wisconsin Land Information Map & Poster Contest

Mappers! Show your work in the Wisconsin Land Information Association Map & Poster Contest!  Submit your finest maps, posters, and apps to the 2018 Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Map & Poster Competition! This contest allows you to share your best work with hundreds of map lovers and potential employers. Recognition will be given to […]

Cartography led to a sweet spot for alumna Gail Ambrosius

Reprinted from L&S: The revered Madison chocolatier turned a passion for geography into a business that honors where her ingredients are grown. From a childhood spent on a dairy farm in Seymour, Wisconsin, to now spending much of her time traveling to Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to work with farmers who grow […]

“More People, More Trees: Social and Ecological Factors for Tree Cover Distribution in Southern Tanzania”

Please join us on December 7th at 12:00pm in 206 Ingra­ham Hall  for a talk by the Geography Department’s very own Niwaeli Kimambo, M.Sc. PhD Student, as she shares her fascinating research from Southern Tanzania. In Niwaeli’s words: “I look at tree cover trajectories for land that is under a protected status, compared to land […]

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 […]

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…)

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 […]

Muehlenhaus joins department as new online program director

Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus joined the department in July as the director of our new online masters program in GIS and web map development. He is responsible for development, marketing and administration of the program as well as teaching two of the online courses. A Duluth, Minnesota native, Ian earned his M.S. in Geog­ra­phy at Penn State Uni­ver­sity in 2002 […]

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