AGS Library Affiliations
American Geographical Society of New York (AGS)
The American Geographical Society of New York is an organization based in New York, described as a 'learned society', established by business people (leading executives and investors in the railroad, shipping, banking, telegraph, and oil industries) and public servants (governors, military officers, diplomats, jurists) to produce and disseminate up-to-date, high quality geographical data and analysis important to them and useful to others. The library of the Society was moved from New York to Milwaukee in 1978 and that library, now known as the AGSL, or American Geographical Society Library, is part of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Libraries. In 2011 the archives of the AGS of NY were brought to Milwaukee for processing.
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
TheAssociation of American Geographers is a scientific and educational societywith a focus on the theory, methods and practice of geography and geographic education. The archives of the AAG are held at the American Geographical Society Library. Information on the archives and a table of contents can be found on the AGS Library's AAG Archives web page.
Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC)
The AGS Library has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey through ESIC and the Natural Science Network Partnership. The AGS Library recieves a variety of maps, posters, and various other items from ESIC, and exchanges information and assistance with the partnership.
Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
The AGSL recives a variety of cartographic materials from the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information about the program, see the U.S. Government Printing Office web page about this program.
North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
NACIS is an organization of specialists in the field of geographic information. Founded in 1980, it has grown into a vibrant society with membership throughout North America and the World. NACIS welcomes new members from the traditional and emerging professions that define geographic information science today. The AGSL is the business office of NACIS. For more information about NACIS, see the NACIS web site.
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. The society was founded through and is based at the AGSL. Upcoming meetings are posted on our Events page. To inquire about membership contact (414)-229-6282. Membership Form
UWM GIS Council
The UWM GIS Council is made up of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff from ten departments and seven institutions. The AGSL is one of these seven institutions. The council as been meeting on a regular basis since 1990 to share information and promote a multidisciplinary GIS capability at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Geographical Society
The Wisconsin Geographical Society (WGS) fosters geographic education and increases the effectiveness of geography teaching in Wisconsin. WGS publishes an annual issue of The Wisconsin Geographer and ocassional newsletters.