SCO Project: Statewide Aerial Imagery Planning

Project Lead: Jim Lacy


One of our strategic priorities for 2013-2016 is to "continue to develop and promote the business case for an ongoing statewide aerial photography program." Toward this goal, in June 2014 the SCO published a discussion paper entitled "Wisconsin Aerial Imagery: A Blueprint for Moving the State Forward."

Primarily written by Associate State Cartographer Jim Lacy, the discussion paper is based on ongoing research and analysis of aerial imagery programs in Wisconsin. It is also based on a report developed for the state of Wisconsin in 2013 by GeoPlanning Services of Orlando, Florida under FGDC Cooperative Agreement #G11AC20047.

The goal of the discussion paper is to spur further discussion toward the ultimate goal of establishing a Wisconsin Aerial Imagery Program that meets the needs of the widest possible audience of users in Wisconsin.

For more information:

pdfKey Characteristics of a Proposed Wisconsin Aerial Imagery Program664.71 KB (2 pages)

pdfWisconsin Aerial Imagery: A Blueprint for Moving the State Forward644.41 KB (43 pages)

Contact Jim Lacy at (608) 262-6850 to provide feedback on the ideas presented in the discussion paper or "key characteristics" document.