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Map Society of Wisconsin

The Map Society of Wisconsin was formed in 1996 to bring together people interested in all aspects of maps and mapping–their history, uses, production and preservation regardless of format. We hold our meetings at the AGSL usually featuring a presentation accompanied by a related exhibit drawn from the Library’s collections. Socializing and refreshments precede each meeting.

The society was founded through and is based at the AGSL. To inquire about membership call (414)-229-6282 or email us at

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Presentation begins at 3:00 pm

“Historic GIS at the American Geographical Society Library”  A presentation by Belle Lipton, AGS Library GIS Student Intern and UWM Graduate Student

Learn how web mapping projects at the AGSL breathe new life into old materials. Seamlessly explore all of 1910 Milwaukee Sanborn maps with our new Sanborn mapping application, and travel to the fjords of Greenland to immerse yourself in arctic exploration in the 1930’s. This talk will address our library’s need for these digital humanities projects, and how they were created. You will be able to engage with the web maps and the historic items involved in their creation (manuscripts, maps, and photos).

Join us at 2:30 pm for socializing & light refreshments before the talk.


Map Society talks held in the AGS Library, 3rd floor east wing.

AGS Library | 3rd floor, East Wing, of the UWM Golda Meir Library building
2311 E. Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Parking rates apply for all UWM parking lots and structures (see rates). Street parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays.

Map Society Membership
Membership 2017-18

The Chicago Map Society

The Chicago Map Society also hosts a number of events throughout the academic year. The Chicago Map Society typically meets at the Newberry Library on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings start at 5:30pm with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation on a cartographic subject of interest to the membership. Meeting are open to the public.

Visit here for more information on Chicago Map Society events