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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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Presentation begins at 3:00 pm

“Seventeen Fascinating World Map Oddities”  A presentation by Charles Olsen, Map Society Member, World Traveler and Globe Collector

Take a trip across the planet to discover the cultural and historical backstories behind some of the most unusual international and interstate borders on the map! Charles “Chuck” Olsen (BA in International Relations and an MBA in International Business from UW-Madison) is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of service who has visited 30 countries. He is a globe collector with a lifelong passion for cartography and cultural geography.

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