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.
Imagery data from the National Agriculture Imagery Program are expected to be available from the NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway within the next month.
Details of UW-Madison's new policy on aerial drone (unmanned aircraft) use on UW-Madison property or where university-affiliated activities occur.
Sometimes the stuff you can find out there never ceases to amaze!
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.
Start Here: WisconsinView Data Portal Local Government Web Mapping Sites Wisconsin Catalog of Aerial Photography 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 federal agencies. ...
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The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new regulations allowing routine use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or "drones."
New interactive status map shows recent and future activity in Wisconsin.
(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,...
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.
Senate Bill 196, the Drone Privacy Protection Act, has been signed into law.
Senate Bill 196 limiting the use of aerial drones has cleared the Wisconsin Senate.
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.
Copies of the SCO's "UW-Madison Then & Now" poster are still available. (Cost is only $10 -- makes a great gift.)
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."
Wisconsin firm acquires two national geospatial service providers.
Majority of the state is already acquired.
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.
Wisconsin Regional Orthophoto Consortium marching forward towards 2015.
Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would limit the use of aerial drones in Wisconsin.
The team of AeroMetric and Ayres Associates is once again selected to provide services for the 2015 Wisconsin Regional Orthophotography Consortium.
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).
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...
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.
Join us at one of five locations from September 24-28 to discuss the future of aerial imagery in Wisconsin.
A recent study by the SCO examines the effectiveness of online maps for meeting community outreach goals.
Help us complete the first major step in developing a statewide aerial imagery business plan.
A belated congratulations is due to Ayres Associates for taking home a "Best of State" Engineering Excellence award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin.
New SCO-led project seeks to gather input from the Wisconsin geospatial community on past orthoimagery projects, and develop a business plan that makes incremental improvements to the current situation.