GeoData 2.0 Improving Access to Wisconsin Geospatial Data

Since 2014 the Robinson Map Library and the State Cartographer’s Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have collaborated to develop a geospatial archive and geoportal that helps GIS users discover Wisconsin data, maps, and aerial imagery. In an effort to improve the user experience and access to the geospatial data a concept for a new version of GeoData@Wisconsin was born.

In their presentation entitled, GeoData 2.0 – Improving Access to Wisconsin Geospatial Data, Jamie Martindale and Jim Lacy will showcase this new geoportal of geospatial gems. They will highlight the updated interface features that promote more efficient searching, browsing, and downloading of geospatial data. They will also introduce new geospatial data, aerial photography, and scanned map collections available from GeoData@Wisconsin after the updated site launches.

We are in the midst of a major overhaul that further solidifies our statewide mission to preserve and facilitate access to geospatial content. In addition to an application redesign that dramatically improves the user experience, we are also redefining the scope of our work to include datasets not curated and archived at the Robinson Map Library.  

-Jamie Martindale

Jamie and Jim’s presentation will be taking place on Friday, October 25th, 2019, between 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM, at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavillion and I for one am excited to see what the new and improved GeoData@Wisconsin has to offer us.

Don’t miss any great presentations the Fall Regional Meeting in Bayfield – October 24-25, 2019. Register now to attend the WLIA meeting in October!


Jamie Martindale
Map and Geospatial Data Librarian, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Jaime has been the Map & Geospatial Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library since November 2003. Jaime is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and assisting with access to library collections including maps, atlases, photos, and digital geospatial data. She teaches introductory workshops in GIS and does course-related instruction in Geography, Landscape Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, and Library & Information Studies.


Jim Lacy
Associate State Cartographer, WI State Cartographer’s Office

Jim Lacy joined the SCO in 2004 as the Associate State Cartographer. He provides technical and managerial leadership for projects in the SCO Office, and frequently answers public inquiries on mapping-related topics. In addition, he coordinates many print and Web publications.


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