Wisconsin Geospatial News

Statewide parcel database of Wisconsin now available online

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) are pleased to announce the release of the Version 1 (V1) Statewide Parcel Map Database and Web Application, the state’s first publically available statewide digital parcel map.

As announced this morning by Mike Friis, Program Manager of the Wisconsin Land Information Program at the DOA, this release provides the community with a web-based mapping interface for browsing the statewide parcel layer. The application, built using ArcGIS Online, enables users to pan and zoom, search by parcel attribute information, and query parcels on screen.

The statewide parcel layer is available for download as an Esri file geodatabase.

Database Characteristics

The V1 Project is part of a larger Statewide Digital Parcel Map Initiative, a multi-year, DOA initiative that resulted from Act 20, the state’s 2013-15 biennial budget. The V1 schema documentation includes detailed information about available attribute information. Attributes contained in the Version 1 database include:

  • Assessed value of land
  • Assessed value of improvements
  • Total assessed value
  • Class of property, as specified in s. 70.32 (2)(a)
  • Estimated fair market value
  • Total property tax
  • Property address information maintained by the county
  • Acreage information maintained by the county
  • Parcel ID
  • School district

For more information see the V1 Project Interim Report and Digital Appendices.


Room to Grow!

As this is the first iteration of a statewide parcel layer, there is much room for improvement. To suggest improvements or provide feedback on the ways that you plan to make use of this parcel data, users are encouraged to send comments to the WLIP.