The maps section of the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas serves as a gallery of interactive maps illustrating the many coastal issues facing Wisconsin. The maps were developed using a variety of technologies.


Coastal Heritage Tourism

This interactive map encourages travelers to explore the many natural and cultural attractions found on the rural roads and downtown streets that hug Wisconsin's Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coasts.
UW Sea Grant
Google Maps JavaScript API V2

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Coastal Overview

Explore how Wisconsin's 15 coastal counties relate to the watersheds draining into the Great Lakes. Click on one of Wisconsin's 105 coastal counties, cities, villages, or towns and quickly link to their website, interactive map, comprehensive plan, hazard mitigation plan, and zoning ordinance.
UW Sea Grant
Google Maps JavaScript API V3

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Population Change (2000 to 2010)

This interactive map indicates the annual compound rate of total population change in the United States from 2000 to 2010. The map reveals more detail as you zoom in. Green shades indicate areas of population growth and yellow to red shades indicate areas of population decline.

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Population Projection (2010 to 2015)

This interactive map shows future population change from 2010 to 2015 in the United States by state, county, tract and block group. The map reveals more detail as you zoom in. Green areas indicate ares of growth and red areas indicate areas of decline.

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Favorite Parks of WI Sea Grant Story Map

There are nearly 200 parks on the Great Lakes coasts of Wisconsin. They range from urban neighborhood parks to rural town parks. Each possess their own unique beauty. This story map shares the favorite coastal parks of the staff and associates of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.
UW Sea Grant
Mapping API: Esri Story Map - Map Tour Template

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Fox-Wolf Hydrologic Dashboard

The Fox-Wolf Hydrologic Dashboard links maps and data to visualize how large storm events impact the watershed of the Fox and Wolf Rivers in northeastern Wisconsin. 
UW Sea Grant
Mapping API: Leaflet / Charting API: Highstock

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Asian Carp Diffusion and the Great Lakes

This static map shows the diffusion of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River system as of Fall 2012 through location of established populations, recorded capture and eDNA monitoring. It also shows the transfer risk associated with potential pathways into the Great Lakes watershed.
Erin Hamilton, UW-Madison
pdf file (3.9 MB)

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Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer

Explore how the Great Lakes coasts of Wisconsin have changed from 1976 to 2007 by viewing oblique photos and classification of beach and bluff conditions.
Association of State Floodplain Managers

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Great Lakes Observations

This interactive map includes Great Lakes observations, including stream gages, buoys, storm warnings, radar and satellite imagry provided by feeds from NOAA, USGS, and EPA.

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Wisconsin Web Mapping Sites
Wisconsin Local Government Web Mapping Sites
UW Sea Grant 
Click on a map of Wisconsin counties and quickly access county interactive web mapping sites. Links to municipal web mapping sites and local goverment web mapping services are also available.

MODIS Today (Satellite Imagery), Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Wisconsin Today (Satellite Imagery), WisconsinView

Regional Land Information, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Wisconsin Public Access Lands, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Interactive Web Mapping Applications, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Historic Aerial Image Finder, Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office and Robinson Map Library

Control Finder, Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office

PLSS Finder, Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office

Pronounce Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office and

Demographic Mapping, Applied Population Lab, UW-Madison

Great Lakes Web Mapping Sites
Satellite-Derived Great Lakes Remote Sensing
Michigan Tech Research Institute
Products include Lake Surface Temperature, Natural Color Imagery, Harmful Algal Blooms, Chlorophyll, Dissolved Organic Carbon, and Suspended Minerals.

Great Lakes Cladophora Mapping
Michigan Tech Research Institute
View satellite-derived Submerged Aquatic Vegetation maps for Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.

Data Portal, Great Lakes Observing System

Great Lakes Boater's Forecast, Great Lakes Observing System

Great Lakes Surface Currents Map, Great Lakes Environmental Lab

Observations Viewer, Great Lakes Observing System

Great Lakes Restoration at Work, Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories Map, Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition

Great Lakes Wind Atlas, Great Lakes Commission

National Web Mapping Sites
Synthetic Household Population Viewer
RTI for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study
This interactive map examines how age, income, race, and household size vary across the landscape.

NOAA View - Data Imagery Portal
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory
This interactive map provides access to animated maps of NOAA data organized by ocean, atmosphere, land, cyrosphere and climate themes. It is intended to support education and outreach.

Digital Coast Data Access Viewer
NOAA Coastal Services Center
The Data Access Viewer distributes a variety of coastal geospatial data through a single interface.

NOAA National Ocean Service
NowCOAST provides users with displays of the latest surface weather and NOAA forecast models, as well as links to coastal and ocean observing networks.

National Map
U.S. Geological Survey
The National Map Viewer and Download Platform allows users to visualize, inspect, and download all eight primary data themes of The National Map (Elevation, Orthoimagery, Hydrography, Geographic Names, Boundaries, Transportation, Structures, and Land Cover).

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