New Website Design!

We are pleased to unveil our website with a fresh, new look! Please browse through the pages with our new, easy-to-use navigation. Our online store is new, too! If you previously signed up for an account to purchase maps online with our old site, you will need to create a new account or use our “guest” checkout. We still offer cartographic services, in the most efficient and cost-effective means possible, … Read More →

Louis Gottschalk Prize given to Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Press Release David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade won the 2011-12 Louis Gottschalk Prize given by the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. This prize is for an outstanding historical or critical study on the eighteenth century and carries an award of $1,000. Louis Gottschalk (1899-1975) second President of ASECS, President of the American Historical Association, and for many years Distinguished Service Professor at the … Read More →

Yale University Press Awarded R. R. Hawkins Award

Press Release More than 45 PROSE Awards, including the top prize, the R.R. Hawkins Award, were presented February 3, 2011 at a special Awards Luncheon during the PSP Annual Conference at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Award winners included Elsevier, American Psychological Association, Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, University of Texas Press, Getty Publications and American Chemical Society. A full list of winners can be found … Read More →

Dave Knipfer is Elected President of IMTA

Press Release David Knipfer (President of Mapping Specialists Ltd.) has been Elected President of the International Map Trade Association (IMTA) – Americas. As President, Dave will represent the Americas by serving on the International board for the next two years. In the Americas, Dave will be responsible for growing the organization, planning IMTA conferences, coordinating with the other board members, and providing direction for the present and future of this … Read More →

Mapping Specialists, Ltd. awarded IMTA’s Best Award

Press Release The Ultimate United States Road atlas from Mapping Specialists, Ltd., in cooperation with HEMA Maps North America Inc. was recently awarded the International Map Trade Association’s (IMTA) awards for IMTA Best in Region (America’s) Award as well as IMTA’s Best Products Gold Award. IMTA’s Best in Region Award is given to the best overall product produced by its membership in the previous year. The winner of this award … Read More →

Ultimate Road Atlas Wins Best Atlas

Press Release Mapping Specialists is pleased to announce we were the recipient of the 2010 Best Cartographic Design of a Map Series or Atlas (Press Copy) for the Ultimate United States Road Atlas published by HEMA Maps. The Esri Map Gallery is perhaps the largest map competion in the world so we are very honored to receive this First Place Award. # # # Press information contact: Mapping Specialists, Ltd. … Read More →

MSL Wins International Special Achievement in GIS Award

Press Release Each year, GIS-industry leader Esri awards an outstanding group of users who have set new standards in the GIS community with their Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award. Thousands of nominations are made by ESRI employees, and the award winners are hand selected by Jack Dangermond, owner and president of ESRI. This year Mapping Specialists was honored to be one of the few to recieve a Special Achievement … Read More →

Newsletter October 2010


We’re Moving!!!! Yes you read it right, Mapping Specialists is moving. On Monday, November 8, 2010, we will be working from our new location at 3000 Cahill Main, Suite 220, Fitchburg, WI 53711-7154. (Our telephone and fax numbers and website address will remain the same.) We are only moving a little over a mile, but changing cities! On many maps Fitchburg appears to be a very large suburb of Madison, … Read More →

Newsletter May 2010


Dave Knipfer Reflects on His First Year as Owner Welcome to the first edition of the Mapping Specialists online newsletter, the next step in the evolution of our company newsletter. We are very pleased to be launching this new form of communication with you, our clients. While many of you enjoyed our printed newsletters in the past, this digitally delivered newsletter will allow us to keep all of you informed … Read More →

HEMA Ultimate United States Road Atlas

Now Available! Explore America with the Ultimate United States Road Atlas! New from Hema North America, this 224-page atlas offers colorful, easy-to-read maps with seamless coverage coast-to-coast in a convenient, spiral bound format protected by a durable cover. Presenting complete, updated road information as well as thousands of points of interest such as parks, museums, and historic sites, this atlas is the perfect companion for travels near or far. Detailed … Read More →