AGS Library

GIS Databases

The American Geographical Society Library assumes the responsibility of serving the UW-Milwaukee community as the clearinghouse for digital spatial data on campus. An index to all library databases can be found at Additional diverse sets of databases are available at UW-Milwaukee for GIS education, research, and community development. Among the key databases are the following:

Current Geographical Publications (CGP)
Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals.
Milwaukee Property (MPROP) File
A database of current land and building data for each of the 160,000 properties in the city, including address, owner name and address, assessed value, land use, building type, zoning, dwelling units, year of construction, last conveyance date and type. Annual historical MPROP Files for each year beginning with 1975 are also available.
U.S. Census Data
Population and housing data from the US Census are available from the American Geographic Society (AGS) Library at the Golda Meir Library.
Milwaukee Social and Political Attitudes Survey Data
Results from an annual survey of Milwaukee area citizens on their social and political attitudes. Available at the Institute for Survey and Policy Research.
State of Wisconsin Employment Database
A database of Wisconsin employers updated annually on employment data (ES-202), maintained by the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. Contact the Institute for Survey and Policy Research for additional information.