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.
The National Park Service recently completed work on generating 72 individual county mosaics from a statewide set of 18-inch imagery produced by the 2010 Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium project.
An ambitious national program funded by Microsoft and Digital Globe recently wrapped up flights over Wisconsin.
Please join us for a ceremony honoring The Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin, A Digital Archive of Historic Aerial Photographs, a UW-sponsored project picked for the Governor's Award for Archival Innovation.
Quick Links WHAIFinder - View and download 1930's Wisconsin aerial photography WI Catalog of Aerial Photography - Search for aerial photography (1930's to present) WisconsinView Imagery Downloads
Two much-anticipated statewide imagery datasets are now available from the WisconsinView.org data portal.
The "Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin" project, under which the Wisconsin Historic Aerial Image Finder was developed, has been awarded the 2011 Governor's Award for Archival Innovation.
This paper describes an effort to build a digital archive and web-based retrieval system for historic air photos for the state of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an extensive collection of historic air photos, including a rare 1937-1941 collection that covers almost the...
The “WHAIFinder” digital archive of historic aerial imagery provides quick and easy access to over 38,000 digital aerial photographs covering the entire state of Wisconsin. (Published January 2014)
Quick Links SCO Jobs Upcoming Wisconsin Geospatial Events Coordinate Reference Systems Below you will find links to interesting and informative information for GIS professionals. The links are categorized under five main headings. We welcome links to additional websites that provide Wisconsin GIS data, or other information...
(Completed February 2011) WHAIFinder (the Wisconsin Historic Aerial Image Finder) is an online application designed to facilitate access to a collection of 1937-1941 aerial photographs covering the state of Wisconsin. WHAIFinder was developed collaboratively by the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office, the Robinson Map Library and the University of Wisconsin Digital C...