Wisconsin Land Cover Map

We’ve seen plenty of maps throughout our time at the Makerspace, but perhaps none as creative as this! Jim Lacy, an Associate State Cartographer here at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is using the Makerspace laser cutter and nearly 1,100 individual pieces of wood to create a map of Wisconsin like no other. The map uses several different species of wood to represent the diverse array of classes and biomes of Wisconsin, which will come together to create a 1:500,000 scale map crafted completely out of wood. Lacy has created a Facebook album to document his project, so consider checking it out to see his progress and hopefully the completed sculpture by the end of April!

 

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