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Martindale Recognized at WLIA

Jaime Martindale, Map & GIS Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library, was honored at the 2017 Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) annual conference. WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. WLIA president, Martin Goettl, presented the Outstanding Contribution […]

Cartography led to a sweet spot for alumna Gail Ambrosius

Reprinted from L&S: http://ls.wisc.edu/news/cartography-led-to-a-sweet-spot-for-alumna-gail-ambrosius 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 […]

2016 Geography Department Awards

The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Department awards. Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award Every year, the department gives two Whitbeck awards to Ph.D. candidates in the final writing stages their degree. Each provides one semester of support and is intended to create the space needed to finish writing a dissertation. Mario Bruzzone […]

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