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"Old" Map Milwaukee

Important Announcement: Retired Map Layers

Now that the Map Milwaukee Portal, the new applications, and services have been around and growing for over a year, it's time to start the process of removing layers from "Old" Map Milwaukee in an effort to eventually retire this old software completely.

The following layers have been removed from "Old" Map Milwaukee:

  • Zoning
  • Area plans
  • Business improvement districts (BIDs)
  • Targeted investment neighborhoods (TINs)
  • Tax incremental districts (TIDs)

We encourage you to start using the new Map Milwaukee applications in place of "Old" Map Milwaukee as soon as possible.

  • We have a Tip Sheet covering the basics of using the new Map Milwaukee applications.
  • Information on the Map Layers panel (turn maps on and off) can be found in the October, 2013 newsletter.
  • We have created a Tip Sheet on adding maps as layers to any of the new Map Milwaukee applications.
  • The zoning map can be found in Map Milwaukee: Zoning application, or added to any new Map Milwaukee application as a layer.
  • Area plans, BIDs, TINs, and TIDs can all be added to any new Map Milwaukee application by adding the Special_Districts service as a layer (see Tip Sheet for help).

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New: Map Milwaukee Portal

We have a number of new online map applications that will eventually replace this "old" version of Map Milwaukee.  These new applications can be found in the Map Milwaukee Portal.  As these new applications replicate map layers found in the old application, we will remove the duplicate map layers from "Old" Map Milwaukee.  We will give notice when map layers will be removed from Old Map Milwaukee.  These notices can be found on the Map Milwaukee Portal, and in our monthly Map Milwaukee newsletter.  Current newsletters can be found on the Map Milwaukee Portal page.  The portal also provides a link to newsletter archives as well as instructions on how to subscribe to the Map Milwaukee newsletter via e-mail through Milwaukee's E-Notify service.

Go To: Map Milwaukee Portal

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Looking for Data Beyond Milwaukee City Limits?

Milwaukee County has also implemented an online mapping system.  If you're looking for map information beyond the City of Milwaukee limits, the County's site might have what you're looking for...

Milwaukee County Interactive Mapping

Using "Old" Map Milwaukee in Esri ArcMap

If you are an ArcMap user, you can add Map Milwaukee directly to your project.  Here are basic instructions on how to access Map Milwaukee, and other ArcIMS services, with ESRI software products:

How to Access Map Milwaukee with ArcCatalog and ArcMap

If you are interested in using new ArcGIS Server services, documentation can be found on Map Milwaukee Portal page.

Note on Pop-Up Blockers

For the Print function in Map Milwaukee to work properly, you will need to disable pop-up blockers for this site.  If you would like to add an exception to your pop-up blocker settings, add  We have found this to be a potential issue for both Google and the Windows XP SP2 pop-up blockers.

If you continue to have problems using the print function, try holding down the Ctrl button on your keyboard while simultaneously clicking on the "Create Print Page" button.

For best results your Display Adapter setting should be set to a resolution of 1024 x 768, and you should maximize your browser window.

If you experience any difficulties with the application, or have any questions please email the GIS department.