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Zhang recieves Capstone Ph.D. Teaching award

Congratulations to student Guiming Zhang for receiving a 2017 ‘Capstone Ph.D. Teaching’ award! The University employs over 2000 teaching assistants campus-wide, and Guiming is one of only fifteen to be chosen for an award in recognition of exceptional teaching. With an emphasis in GIS and big data, Guiming is currently a lecturer for the Department’s […]

Inspiring Future Cartographers

The Geography Department recently welcomed the entire second grade class from Van Hise Elementary School in Madison. 65 energetic second graders visited Science Hall on a field trip to learn about maps and Cartography.  Staff in the Geography Department organized a series of sessions for the students to experience a “lecture”, “lab”, and “discussion section”, in […]

Geospatial Summit, April 26

The State Cartographer’s Office is once again taking the lead on organizing the annual UW–Madison Geospatial Summit, to be held in the UW Gordon Commons and Events Center on April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The Summit will feature presentations on current geospatial research, teaching, and service initiatives on campus, an educational roundtable, […]

Groundwater contamination and Tom Petty: a look into the mind of student Stepha Velednitsky

What are you studying? I am a human geographer studying the role of computer chip manufacturing within Israel’s hydro-political landscape. I’m fascinated by the ways in which digital manufacturing industries, toxicity, and water governance are bound up in the production of the Israeli state, especially within the context of the water conflict with Palestine. In […]

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 […]

GeoData@Wisconsin Highlighted in UW-Madison Libraries Magazine

The Fall 2016 edition of UW-Madison Libraries magazine highlights GeoData@ Wisconsin, a new online application that provides users with direct download access to Wisconsin geospatial data holdings in the Robinson Map Library. GeoData@Wisconsin was jointly developed by the Robinson Map Library and the State Cartographer’s Office, one of several collaborative projects between the two offices.  (more…)

County collecting and map perfecting: a glimpse into the mind of Professor Rob Roth

What is your postion at UW Madison? I am an Assistant Professor responsible for the cartography courses at UW and serve as the Faculty Director of the UW Cartography Lab. Maps Rock! In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? Geography is an integrative discipline, and allows me to explore societal and […]

Donor Offers Matching Challenge to Support Geography Undergrads

Your donation could do twice as much good! In honor of the 75th anniversary of our mapping program in the Geography Department, we are delighted to announce a unique opportunity to support the department and our students. We are raising funds to support our best and brightest undergraduate students in research and other professional learning […]

Sand Sculpting and Guitar String Stroking: a Glimpse into the Mind of Student Ross Thorn

What are you studying? I am currently studying GIS/Cartography. I’m working on a project in which we are trying to figure out the best way to visualize large, multivariate, spatiotemporal datasets. In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? I chose to study Geography because it is a very broad and applicable […]

New Fall 2016 class by Anthony Fontes

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