University of Wisconsin–Madison

Howard Veregin

State Cartographer

Education

PhD, Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, 1991
Dissertation:  The role of uncertainty in nuclear winter modeling


MA, Department of Geography, University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg, 1985
Thesis: Aerial thermography applied to building heat loss detection


BA (Hons.), Department of Geography, University of Manitoba, 1982
Undergraduate thesis: Exploration and territorial claims in the Canadian arctic archipelago

Affiliations

Current Active Affiliations

2017+          Vice Chair. Wisconsin Land Information Council

2015+          Ex officio member. Wisconsin Land Information Council

2015+          Board of Directors. Cartography and Geographic Information Society

2009+          Ex officio member. Wisconsin Geographic Names Committee

2009+          Ex officio member. Wisconsin Presidents’ Council

2009+          State representative. National States Geographic Information Coordination Council

2004+          Advisory Board. Master of Geographic Information Science Program, University of Minnesota

Recent Publications

Selected Recent Publications

P. Herreid & H. Veregin. (2017). How Wisconsin Created a Sustainable Statewide Digital Parcel Database. Directions Magazine. www.directionsmag.com/entry/how-wisconsin-created-a-sustainable-statewide-digital-parcel-database/491163

T. T. Kennedy & H. Veregin. (2016). Parcelization in rural agricultural and forested landscapes in Wisconsin, 1972–2007: evaluating multiple dimensions of human decision-making over time. Journal of Land Use Science, 1-19.

H. Veregin (Editorial Advisor). (2016). Goode's World Atlas, 23rd Edition. Pearson Education.

H. Veregin. (2015). Using maps in Web analytics to evaluate the impact of Web-based Extension programs. Journal of Extension, 53(3).

H. Veregin & A. J. Wortley. (2014). Using web analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of online maps for community outreach. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(2), 125-146.  

H. Veregin & T. Kennedy. (2012). Online Information Dissemination at the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office using Map Services and APIs. In M. Peterson (Ed.), Online Maps with APIs and WebServices (pp. 279-298). Springer.

H. Veregin & AJ Wortley. (2012). Analysis of Web-usage statistics to evaluate the effectiveness of online maps for community outreach. Proceedings, AutoCarto 2012. 

H. Veregin. (2011). GIS and geoenabled cartography. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 38(3), 299-301.                      

J. Morrison & H. Veregin. (2010). Spatial data quality. In J.D. Bossler (Ed.), Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, 2nd Edition (pp. 593-610). CRC Press. 

H. Veregin (Editor). (2010). Goode's World Atlas, 22nd Edition. Skokie, Illinois: Rand McNally.

H. Veregin, P.C. Gorman, J. Stoltenberg, AJ Wortley & M. Bricknell. (2010). An open source web application for historic air photo display and distribution in Wisconsin. Proceedings, AutoCarto 2010.

Awards and Honors

Recent Awards
Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. Esri, 2016. Awarded to State Cartographer’s Office and Wisconsin Department of Administration for the V1 Statewide Parcel Project.
Outstanding Partner Award. University of Wisconsin Stevens Point GIS Center, 2014. Awarded to State Cartographer’s Office.
Governor’s Award for Archival Innovation. Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board in association with the Wisconsin Historical Society, 2011. Awarded to State Cartographer’s Office, Robinson Map Library, and UW Digital Collections for the “Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin.”

Other Activities

Recent Funded Research Projects

Creation of a historical coastal database and geoportal for the 1930s Wisconsin Land Inventory Data. $56,613. Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, co-Principal Investigator, 2016-17. (Co-PI with D. Mladenoff, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison). 

Version 3 and 4 Statewide Parcel Map Database. $234,244. Wisconsin Department of Administration, Principal Investigator, 2014-15. 

Assessing User Needs for Improved Access and Visualization to Statewide Historic Natural Resource Data. $4000. Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, co-Principal Investigator, 2015-16. (Co-PI with D. Mladenoff, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison).

Version 2 Statewide Parcel Map Database. $136,951. Wisconsin Department of Administration, Principal Investigator, 2014-15.

WiscLand 2.0 Land Cover Database. $432,424. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Collaborative project with UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Principal Investigator, 2014-16.

Version 1 Statewide Parcel Map Database. $126,544. Wisconsin Department of Administration, Principal Investigator, 2014-15.

Improving Wisconsin’s Broadband Mapping Initiative Using Address Point and Parcel GIS Layers. $163,000. Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Collaborative project with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Principal Investigator, 2013-14.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.sco.wisc.edu

Office Hours:

8:30-4:30 most weekdays

Phone: (608) 262-6852

Email: veregin@wisc.edu