PLSSFinder Notes

Below is a timeline of updates and additions we've made to PLSSFinder since version 2.0 went live in April, 2011.  We add and update data continually, and use this page to provide users with timely information pertaining to enhancements or issues related to the application.



Monroe County PLSS added

March 20, 2013

PLSS for Monroe County was added to PLSSFinder on 12/4/12.

Burnett County PLSS added

March 20, 2013

PLSS for Burnett County was added to PLSSFinder on 12/10/12.

Recent counties added to PLSSFinder

July 17, 2012

Recent counties added to PLSSFinder include: Vernon (Feb. 2012); Milwaukee & Eau Claire (April 2012); and Oneida (June 2012)

GPX Export Option Now Available

July 17, 2012

In an effort to continue to meet the needs of the surveying user community, the State Cartographer’s Office recently expanded the menu of export options available from PLSSFinder with the addition of the GPX format.

Essentially, GPX (the GPS eXchange Format) is a light-weight XML data format used for the vast majority of GPS data sharing (i.e., waypoints, routes, and tracks) between applications and Web services on the Internet.

In addition to the recent addition of GPX to the export options menu, PLSSFinder now includes Shapefile, GPX file, KML file, and Text file formats.

Counties in progress

December 22, 2011

Counties currently in progress to be added to PLSSFinder include: Waushara, Waupaca, Oconto, Eau Claire, Vernon, and Douglas.

St. Croix County added

November 21, 2011

St. Croix County was added November 2011.

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Printing the Map option is under construction

August 23, 2011

We are investigating abilities to enable pdf output of the map interface.

Ability to print "view record" available

June 07, 2011

Users now have the ability to print the "view record" for a specific corner by clicking on the "Show Printable" button located near the top, inside the view record window.

Version 2.0 Released

April 20, 2011

The State Cartographer's Office recently launched the new version (Version 2.0) of its popular PLSSFinder application, providing users with new functions and enhanced cartography. The new PLSSFinder application is built on open source software, including the GeoMoose web application framework, the OpenLayers Javascript Library, JQuery Javascript functions, the MapServer mapping engine, and a PostGIS/Postgresql database system for storing spatial data. The new app also makes use of the Google Maps API for base map display. With this new software configuration, we are able to make use of modern software tools and methods that will provide the flexibility needed to add or modify functions and features over time.