University of Wisconsin–Madison
Our new Survey Control Finder applications replaces our former ControlFinder and PLSSFinder web apps.

SCO Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

The State Cartographer’s Office is continuing operations, but staff are working from remote locations as directed by UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.  During this time our responsiveness to phone calls and email may be slightly delayed.  Thanks for your patience!

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Wisconsin Facts and Figures

Madison, Wisconsin: A View from the Eighteen Nineties

View an interactive photographic panorama of Madison from the late 1890s taken from the Capitol dome.

Participate in GPS on Benchmarks Program

The National Geodetic Survey is asking surveyors to collect GPS observations to improve the accuracy of the new National Spatial Reference System.

Explore our new Public Land Survey System Locator app

Do you need to know where you are in the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) network?

SAGIC Selects GeoData@Wisconsin for Cross-Agency Data Access

The State Agency Geospatial Information Committee (SAGIC) is now partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to provide enhanced access to geospatial data produced by Wisconsin state agencies.  Using GeoData@Wisconsin, data consumers may now search state for …

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Pronounce Wisconsin
Aerial Photography Catalog
Statewide Parcel Map Viewer
Coastal Bordner Survey Explorer
Wisconsin Bearing Trees
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Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Locator

SCO in the Community

This Land is Your Land

The SCO hosted a one-day forum entitled "This Land is Your Land" in Darlington, WI, on April 18, 2019. Participants learned about the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and had a hands-on opportunity to learn about different types of survey equipment.

2019 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit is a Wrap

On November 4, 2019, the SCO, Geography's GIS Professional Programs and the Nelson Institute's Environmental Observation and Informatics Program jointly sponsored a day-long Geospatial Summit.