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Map Milwaukee Newsletters, Tip Sheets, Featured Services

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  • September, 2014

    • Five more layers scheduled to be removed from "Old" Map Milwaukee.
  • July-August, 2014

    • Modifications to reference base map.
    • We're looking for your input - quick survey.
    • New map service: election_geography
    • Tip Sheet: Map Milwaukee Basics
  • June, 2014

    • New application - Map Milwaukee: Zoning
    • Five layers scheduled to be removed from "Old" Map Milwaukee.
    • Two new map services: licenses and market_value_analysis.
  • May, 2014

    • New layer in Green Infrastructure Planning
    • New map service: census/ACS_5YR_2006-2010
    • Four new geocode services
    • Services scheduled for removal 6/6/2014: find_address and find_taxkey.
    • Tips and Tricks: How to export property data to a spreadsheet.
  • April, 2014

    • Improvements made to Property Information and Green Infrastructure Planning
    • New map services: DPW_operations, OES_GI_planning, orthophoto2005, reference_map.
    • Services scheduled for removal 5/2/2014: base_aerial, base_map, parcel_mprop_lite, OES_basement_backups
  • February, 2014

    • New map services: MPD_Geography, Zoning, Special_Districts, parcels_mprop
    • Tips and Tricks: How to add map services to Map Milwaukee applications.
  • January, 2014

    • Tips and Tricks:
      Base Maps, Operational Layers, and Map Themes - what they are, and how they're different
      Four ways to get the Map Layers Panel

  • December, 2013

    • New Application and Services - Green Infrastructure Planning

  • November, 2013

    • 2013 Aerial Images

    • Tips and Tricks: GIS Services

  • October, 2013

    • Tips and Tricks: Map Layer Panel and Legend

  • September, 2013

    • Introduction to the Map Milwaukee Portal
    • Applications: Property Information and Census 2010
    • Tips and Tricks: Property Information - The Basics

Tip Sheets

  • The Basics

    • Map navigation.
    • Base maps and map themes.
    • Map pop-up information - feature details.
    • Hints for going further.
    • Updated: July, 2014
  • How to Add Map Services

    • Does the Map Milwaukee application you are using not include the layer you're looking for?  Follow these instructions on how to add other maps from the City of Milwaukee.
    • Updated: March, 2014
  • How to Export Property Data to a Spreadsheet

    • Using Map Milwaukee: Property Information, view property data and export it as a CSV file, which can be opened in Microsoft Excel.
    • Updated: May, 2014

Featured Services

In addition to the newsletter, we distribute a "Featured GIS Service" email.  We do this to keep users informed and reminded of available map services and how to user them.  Fore complete documentation of GIS services provided by the City of Milwaukee, and instructions on how to add them as layers to Map Milwaukee applications, be sure to check out the Services page in the Map Milwaukee Portal.

  • Special_Districts

    • A map service with layers representing a number of different districts/areas used for various forms of planning and administration by the City of Milwaukee
    • May, 2014

  • parcels_mprop

    • A resource for the City of Milwaukee parcel map and MPROP attribute data.
    • Also includes map layers representing commonly requested selections and/or classifications
    • June, 2014

  • election_geography

    • A central resource for locations and boundaries of the City of Milwaukee polling places, voting wards, and representative districts.
    • October, 2014



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