Robinson Map Library

Regular Library Hours
Spring 2015 (Jan 20 - May 15)

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat / Sun: Closed

Welcome to the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library

A collection of maps, aerial photographs, & geospatial data

maps aerial photos GIS

Geospatial Data Collections

GeoData@UW-MadisonOne goal of the Robinson Map Library is to archive and digitally preserve Wisconsin county and municipal data layers for use in research and teaching. The archive contains over 1 Tb of geospatial data and dates back to 2006. Framework layers actively collected include tax parcels and assessment data, transportation networks, addressing/E911, municipal boundaries, land use, hydrography, and zoning.
View our inventory or use the data request form to request data online.

Now Online! Access to WI GIS data for the UW-Madison community
Select data layers for nearly all 72 Wisconsin counties can be directly downloaded from GeoData@UW-Madison, our new online geoportal (currently in beta) for quick access to Wisconsin GIS data for educational use.

Aerial Photography Collections

Aerial PhotosThe library is home to the largest collection of print historic aerial photographs of Wisconsin. With over 260,000 images in the collection, Wisconsin's landscapes are visible dating back to 1937. Aerial imagery flights of Wisconsin were captured by several agencies including the US Department of Agriculture, the US Geological Survey, the WI Department of Natural Resources, and local county government offices.

Visit the Aerial Photography page for information about how to access this amazing collection, or request aerials online here.


Download the Robinson Map Projection:

Robinson Projection

PDF with graticule | PDF without graticule | JPEG with graticule | JPEG without graticule | Shapefile format for GIS