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Hugh Harper has passed away

It is with sadness to report Hugh Harper from Vernon County passed away on July 10, 2019 at his rural Readstown home, after a long and hard fought battle with liver disease.

Brenda Hemstead celebrates 40 years at the State Cartographer’s Office

Brenda Hemstead's first day at the SCO was July 16, 1979.

US Survey Foot to be phased out in 2022

The National Geodetic Survey plans to phase out the US Survey Foot by 2022.

Public Land Survey System Work Group Receives Community-University Partnership Award

The Public Land Survey System Work Group was recently acknowledged by UW-Madison for outstanding community-engaged collaboration in embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea.

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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.

2018 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit is a Wrap

On November 6th the SCO and UW-Madison GIS Professional Programs jointly sponsored a day-long event to highlight geospatial activities happening on campus and in the region. The Summit was attended by over 140 people.