Please pass this on to any interested parties.
Starting today any requests for GIS data sets should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than to me personally. Please inform your students of this address. This change will enable us to provide better service for requests that arrive when I am not in the office. I would also request that if you have projects in mind for the fall semester that will require GIS data for an entire class you get the requests in as soon as possible so we have adequate time to prepare the data before the start of classes. We get very busy during the first month of the semester and our turn around time for requests will increase with the workload.
Early in September we should receive and start processing data for the following counties: all of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Dane, Jefferson, Winnebago, and Ozaukee. These files will include contours, hydrology, roads, parcels (except Milwaukee), building footprints (where available, but including Milwaukee), aerial photography, and others. Please contact email@example.com if you have specific requests. We will gladly attempt to obtain data for any place in the world for you.
I appreciate your cooperation.
Reference Librarian for Digital Spatial Data
American Geographical Society Collection
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 399
Milwaukee, WI 53201