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Finding and Using GIS Data: GeoData @ Wisconsin

The AGS Library's Guide to Finding GIS data and working with it for your specific project needs

GeoData @ Wisconsin

How to Use GeoData @ Wisconsin

GeoData @ Wisconsin
Developed and maintained by UW Madison Geography Department's Robinson Map Library and the Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office.

Types of data available:
Tax Parcels and Assessment Data, Streets, Land Use, Address Points, Municipalities, Zoning, Hydrography, and Building Footprints.

All state data is open and available for public use. Some data is for educational purposes only and requires UW-System credentials to login and download.

5 steps to download data from GeoData @ Wisconsin:

1). Zoom in on the location you are interested in obtaining data for. 

2). Select the red arrow to the right of your selection. 

3). Login with your UW-System credentials (if prompted). After login, data will begin downloading automatically.

4). When the file download is complete, open the download and extract, or unzip all files to the directory of your choice.

5). Add the data to ArcMap, or a GIS interface of your choice. 

Request Data from the AGSL

UWM Libraries, 3rd Floor, East Wing
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-6282

Data Request Form Geospatial Data Homepage E-mail us

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We want to make sure that the GeoData Services at the AGSL remain useful and relevant to you.  Please complete our survey and help us improve our services.  This survey is being performed strictly for improvement of our services to you.  The information is not being used in any research at UWM or elsewhere.  You remain anonymous unless you opt-in at the end of the survey by providing your e-mail.  The survey uses the UWM Qualtrics survey instrument.

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