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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David Vogel to serve as liaison to surveying and geodetic communities

With Brenda Hemstead's retirement, David Vogel will become the SCO's liaison to Wisconsin's surveying and geodetic communities.

Bye-Bye Brenda: Hemstead to retire April Tenth

Brenda Hemstead, who has worked at the SCO since 1979, is retiring on April tenth.

WSRS2022 Task Force looking for additional volunteers

The Wisconsin Spatial Reference System 2022 Task Force (or WSRS2022) is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on two of its focus groups. Read on if you would like to volunteer or have a recommendation …

PLSS Forum on April 28th has been CANCELLED

The 6th Annual PLSS Forum scheduled for April 28th has been cancelled. Stay tuned for details about next year's event in the coming months.

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WI Parcel Data

WHAIFinder
Statewide Parcel Map Viewer
GeoData @Wisconsin
Pronounce Wisconsin
Survey Control Finder
Wisconsin Bearing Trees
Coastal Bordner Survey Explorer
Aerial Photography Catalog
Aerial Imagery Acquisition Plans

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.