Saying Goodbye to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve Interactive Map

It’s been a good long run, but we’ve had to retire the Lakeshore Nature Preserve Interactive Map. The map, created in 2006, was powered by Adobe Flash Player which is no longer supported as of the end of 2020.

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve Interactive Map was designed at the UW-Madison Cartography Lab by a team of graduate students, supervised by Geography professor Mark Harrower. Not for merely finding one’s way, the interactive map featured an analytical comparison tool whereby a person could compare any 14 layers of aerial photos and natural features to see and compare changes in the land over time. In this way the map served to help many students with finding and interpreting information about the Preserve for class or research projects.

It’s our hope that sometime in the future we will be able to resurrect the interactive map in a mobile first version. As with most Lakeshore Nature Preserve projects this would require a significant gift.

If you are interested in supporting the Preserve, please visit our Donate page.