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"Old" Map Milwaukee

Maintenance Outage

Old Map Milwaukee and COMPASS Community Mapping will be unavailable the evening of Thursday, November 20 while we perform hardware maintenance.

Change in Map Layers

The following layers were removed from "Old" Map Milwaukee on October 29, 2014:

  • Liquor licenses
  • Liquor license buffers (ordiance 051177)
  • Foreclosed properties
  • Tax exempt properties
  • Tax delinquent properties

Liquor license points and liquor license buffers can now be added to the new Map Milwaukee applications by adding the license map service. Foreclosed, tax exempt, and tax delinquent properties can be found in the parcels_mprop map service. Refer to the tip sheet, How to Add Map Services as Layers, for help adding map layers to any Map Milwaukee application.

New: Map Milwaukee Portal

We have a number of new online map applications and map services that will eventually replace this "old" version of Map Milwaukee.  These new applications and services can be found in the Map Milwaukee Portal.  As these new applications and services 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.

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

Tips sheets on how to use the new Map Milwaukee applications are available in the Newsletters and Tip Sheets section of the Map Milwaukee Portal.

Go To: Map Milwaukee Portal

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Before you start Map Milwaukee, please click this button to read the disclaimer .

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.

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809 N Broadway
Room 400
Milwaukee, WI 53202