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All items tagged as "Aerial Photography"
July 21, 2017

Aerial imagery acquisitions appear to be lagging behind past years due to persistent rainy weather in the state.

Also tagged: Geodata, Orthophotography
June 12, 2017

Ayres has been facilitating grassroots aerial imagery consortiums in Wisconsin since 1995.

October 03, 2016

The Unmanned Aerial Systems ("drone") Advisory Board held its second meeting on Sept 30, 2016.

July 20, 2016

The WUAB is a new advisory board focusing on unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or "drones") in Wisconsin.

January 11, 2016

The use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) is becoming regulated across all levels of government.

Also tagged: Legislation, Remote Sensing
November 18, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to require registration of recreational drones (also known as UAS or Unmanned Aerial Systems) to mitigate safety concerns.

Also tagged: Legislation, Remote Sensing
November 13, 2015

Imagery data from the National Agriculture Imagery Program are expected to be available from the NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway within the next month.

Also tagged: Orthophotography
July 29, 2015

Details of UW-Madison's new policy on aerial drone (unmanned aircraft) use on UW-Madison property or where university-affiliated activities occur.

July 15, 2015

Sometimes the stuff you can find out there never ceases to amaze!

May 19, 2015

Imagery acquisitions for the 2015 National Agriculture Imagery Program are scheduled to begin in Wisconsin around June 20th and run through the end of August.

Also tagged: Orthophotography
May 07, 2015

Start Here: WisconsinView Data Portal Wisconsin Aerial Photography Catalog Local Government Web Mapping Sites While Wisconsin does not have a statewide aerial imagery program, there are several options for acquiring digital imagery (either public domain, or for a fee.)  This includes imagery developed from local, state, and...

Also tagged: Geodata, Orthophotography
May 06, 2015

Wisconsin GIS Data Downloads GeoData@Wisconsin WisconsinView State Legislature GIS Data Department of Natural Resources Open Data Site

February 17, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new regulations allowing routine use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or "drones."

Also tagged: Remote Sensing
December 12, 2014

New interactive status map shows recent and future activity in Wisconsin.

July 02, 2014

(October, 2013 - October, 2014) The SCO's online Catalog of Aerial Photography provides a comprehensive listing of aerial photography acquired by federal, state and local agencies and other groups, separated by county. This catalog is the most complete record of aerial photography in Wisconsin to date, containing information for over 3000 projects.  In Fall of 2013,...

June 02, 2014

This document summarizes the key components of a Wisconsin aerial imagery program proposed in a discussion paper published by the State Cartographer’s Office. This includes recommendations for contracting, technical standards, funding, and other logistics. 

April 09, 2014

Senate Bill 196, the Drone Privacy Protection Act, has been signed into law.

Also tagged: Legislation, Remote Sensing
February 20, 2014

Senate Bill 196 limiting the use of aerial drones has cleared the Wisconsin Senate.

Also tagged: Legislation, Remote Sensing
January 10, 2014

Imagery from the summer 2013 National Agriculture Imagery Program flights over Wisconsin are now available as a free download from the USDA-NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway.

December 04, 2013

Copies of the SCO's "UW-Madison Then & Now" poster are still available. (Cost is only $10 -- makes a great gift.)

Also tagged: SCO
September 13, 2013

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office teamed up with staff from the Walker Art Center on an exhibit by Fritz Haeg entitled "At Home in the City."

Also tagged: Community, Events
September 06, 2013

Wisconsin firm acquires two national geospatial service providers.

July 19, 2013

Majority of the state is already acquired.

Also tagged: Geodata
June 07, 2013

After some initial uncertainty due to the federal budget situation, imagery acquisitions for the National Agriculture Imagery Program are scheduled to begin in Wisconsin during the third week of June and run through the end of August.

Also tagged: Geodata
May 31, 2013

Wisconsin Regional Orthophoto Consortium marching forward towards 2015.

May 15, 2013

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would limit the use of aerial drones in Wisconsin.

Also tagged: Higher Education, Legislation
January 28, 2013

The team of AeroMetric and Ayres Associates is once again selected to provide services for the 2015 Wisconsin Regional Orthophotography Consortium.

December 13, 2012

A new poster produced by the SCO uses historic aerial photography to show how the UW–Madison campus has changed over time (cost $10 - makes a great gift).

Also tagged: SCO Publications, WHAIFinder
December 13, 2012

This 30" x 20" poster, produced by the SCO, uses historic aerial photography to show how the UW–Madison campus has changed over time. The poster blends a modern color photograph from July 2, 2010, with a black-and-white...

Also tagged: SCO, SCO Publications
October 05, 2012

We had a lot of great discussions at our imagery user meetings held last week at several locations around the state.  If you couldn't make one of the meetings, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved in the Wisconsin Aerial Imagery Business Plan project.