Date of Award
Master of Science
Patricia B. Richards
John Richards, Brian Nicholls
Chronological Analysis, Geographic Information Science, Land Use Change, Milwaukee County
This thesis uses GIS analysis of spatial data and historical documentation to determine land use change in the Milwaukee County Institutional Grounds (MCIG) located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. This chronological and spatial land use analysis specifically examined aspects of the grounds in relationship to historically documented changes taking place during MCIG operations from 1850 to 1980. The purpose of this thesis is to provide a more accurate account of the grounds throughout the timeframe. This thesis, featuring a GIS model, includes a series of digitized maps that provide for a more accurate account of the grounds throughout the timeframe studied. Results include a GIS model designed to facilitate future research of the MCIG. The chronological and spatial land use analysis conducted here may serve as a basis for researchers interested in using different sources of historical documentation in order to conduct a chronological and spatial analysis of a changing land area.
Klingman-Cole, Sarah, "Land Use Analysis of the Milwaukee County Institutional Grounds: a Chronological and Spatial Depiction of Cultural Change" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1034.
Structural Land Use of Milwaukee County Institution Grounds 1910-1913
MCIG_1939_FINAL.tif (2525 kB)
Structural Land Use of Milwaukee County Institution Grounds 1939-1942
MCIG_1954_FINAL.tif (2525 kB)
Structural Land Use of Milwaukee County Institution Grounds 1954-1963
MCIG_1980_FINAL.tif (2525 kB)
Structural Land Use of Milwaukee County Institution Grounds circa 1980