For more than 35 years, the SCO has maintained a calendar to keep geospatial professionals informed of events happening around the state and region. In the “old days” the calendar was published in our quarterly Mapping Bulletin that was mailed out (via USPS!) to several thousand subscribers.
Things have changed of course, and since 2007 we’ve maintained a comprehensive list of Wisconsin geospatial events on our Website using the free Google Calendaring system. In addition to simplifying some of the management on our end, it also opens up new options for our calendar users.
For example, the graphic calendar can be embedded in any HTML page, allowing anyone with their own Web site to re-publish the calendar to their users. Both the Milwaukee County Land Information Office and the Wisconsin Land Information Association take our “syndicated” calendar content and publish it on their own sites. Contact me if you would like more information on how this works.
More importantly though, if you have an event you want advertised please send us the details. We are more than happy to help get the word out!