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!

Geospatial Jobs
Land Ownership Maps
Maps
Statewide Parcel Data
Historic Aerial Photography
Surveying & PLSS Info
GIS Data
Wisconsin Facts and Figures

History of Cartography Project Launches New Video Series

The History of Cartography Project has launched a new online video series to celebrate publication of "Cartography in the European Enlightenment" (Volume 4 of the "History of Cartography").

Learning to Live with Five Different Kinds of Coordinates

Users of the modernized National Spatial Reference System will need to understand the differences between five different types of coordinates.

SCO Presentations from 2021 WLIA Annual Conference Now Available

Thanks to the pandemic, the 2021 Wisconsin Land Information Association conference was forced to "go virtual," like so many other events over the last 12 months.  One upshot of this fact is we pre-recorded all of our presentations for submission to WLIA.

Madison, Wisconsin: A View from the Eighteen Nineties

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

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Upcoming Events

WI Parcel Data

WHAIFinder
Survey Control Finder
Find LiDAR Data
Pronounce Wisconsin
Aerial Photography Catalog
Statewide Parcel Map Viewer
Coastal Bordner Survey Explorer
Wisconsin Bearing Trees
GeoData @Wisconsin
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.