Here, you will find the various transportation centers and
labs located at UW-Madison. Click the links below and learn more about
the cutting edge research projects going on in transportation.
Transportation Information Center
The Transportation Information Center offers training, publishes a newsletter
and technical bulletins, supports a Wisconsin Pavement Management system
for local roads, and gives advice. It collects video tapes and printed
materials which it loans or sends to local officials. Every year Wisconsin
municipalities spend one billion dollars to repair and replace roads and
bridges. There are nearly 100,000 miles of local roads in Wisconsin. The
Wisconsin Transportation Information Center was created in 1983 to help
local highway officials manage their road systems and this huge road budget.
Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory
The University of Wisconsin - Madison, in close coordination with the
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), has taken steps to form
a laboratory to provide engineering-oriented services related to traffic
operations and safety in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. The co-managed
TOPS Laboratory represents an innovative service partnership that mutually
benefits the UW System and WisDOT.
Wisconsin Center for Urban Land
The general purpose of the Center is to act as a catalyst to encourage
research, education, and service activity relating to the real estate
and urban land economics discipline. It brings together both the human,
physical, and financial resources necessary to benefit the academic, professional,
and governmental communities and the people of the State of Wisconsin.
It serves as a conduit between the Department of Real Estate and Urban
Land Economics, other departments in the School of Business, other programs
on campus, the real estate professional community, governmental agencies,
and the public at large.
Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has formed a consortium with other
leading universities in the region to focus on the Optimization of Transportation
Investment and Operations. The Midwest Regional University Transportation
Center (MRUTC) focuses on research, outreach, and education in asset optimization
and management techniques for transportation facilities.
This is the on-line home of the Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse
(DVCIC) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
The DVCIC is a project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
that cooperatively involves committee members from the natural resources
and transportation departments of the five states in the region that includes
Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Clearinghouse
is a great resource for practitioners trying to find better ways of dealing
with the problem of deer vehicle crashes. It is also a great resource
for anyone looking for information relating to deer-vehicle collisions.
Wisconsin Highway Research Program
The Wisconsin Highway Research Program is intended to integrate the highway
research efforts of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, academia,
and industry representatives to strategically improve Wisconsin's highways
and transportation system. The future enhancement of this program will
ultimately lead to development of a Wisconsin Transportation Research
Spatial Information and Analysis
SIAC is a group of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
involved in the field of Geographic Information Science (GIS) and its
related disciplines. SIAC serves as the campus forum for communication,
collaboration, and information in its role of encouraging research, instruction
and outreach in this multi-disciplinary area.
Land Information & Computer Graphics
The overall mission of the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
(LICGF) is to provide research, training, and outreach in the use of land
and geographic information systems (LIS/GIS). Our mission focuses on land
records modernization, land and natural resource management applications,
and the use of information for land-use decision-making.
Resource Center on Impaired Driving
The Resource Center is designed to provide a wide range of alcohol-related
data and legal information on impaired driving issues to judges, prosecutors,
defense attorneys, law enforcement agencies, legislators, educators, and
Wisconsin's Intelligent Transportation Systems
Known nationally as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), here in Wisconsin we call them SmartWays. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in partnership with local governments, law enforcement and private partners around the state, is applying modern communications and information technologies to make sure our roads work as hard, and as smart, as you do.
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
Rapid human population growth, combined with increasing resource consumption, has resulted in the widespread transformation of the Earth's land cover. SAGE scientists are working to document the patterns of land use and land cover change across the world. We also investigate how these changes modify complex earth processes at local, regional and global scales.
Land Use/Land Cover
The terms "land use" and "land cover" (LULC) are often used simultaneously to describe maps that provide information about the types of features found on the earth's surface (land cover) and the human activity that is associated with them (land use). These maps are produced from remotely sensed data (satellite images and aerial photography) at scales that are amenable to planning, environmental assessment, and development studies.
Wisconsin Land Use Research Program
Click here to find upcoming projects dealing with land use.
Land Tenure Center
The Land Tenure Center serves as a global resource institution on issues relating to land ownership, land rights, land access, and land use. Our focus is on the relationship of land to economic development, socio-political organization, and environmental sustainability.
Landscape Ecology Lab
Landscape ecology emphasizes the interaction between spatial pattern and
ecological process -- that is, the causes and consequences of spatial
heterogeneity across a range of scales. Landscape ecology offers new concepts,
theory and methods that are revealing the importance of spatial patterning
on the dynamics of interacting ecosystems.
Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory
We have excellent testing equipment that may assist you in your next project. We also have experienced personnel who get the most out of this equipment. You'll find descriptions of these resources in this site.
Water Science and Engineering Laboratory
The Water Science and Engineering Laboratory (WSEL) is a multi-disciplinary facility devoted to research and graduate training. WSEL is administered by the UW-College of Engineering (COE) in collaboration with other campus colleges. Researchers affiliated with COE, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Letters and Science (LS) conduct research in WSE.
Institute on Aging
Welcome to the Institute on Aging (IOA) Home page! This web site is being brought to you by the staff of the IOA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It provides information about the Institute and its history, about research being conducted by IOA affiliates in aging, geriatrics and lifespan development, and about educational programs offered to UW-Madison students.