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Parcel Mapping and the Public Land Survey in Wisconsin: Public Forum

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Alumni Room, 3rd Floor, Davies Center, UW Eau Claire

You are encouraged to attend!


How do we improve parcel mapping methods and better utilize the Public Land Survey System to improve accuracy and facilitate data integration?

Participate in this forum and help set the agenda for the state’s next generation of parcel mapping efforts.

Building on 2015’s successful County Surveying & Parcel Mapping Forum at UW Stevens Point, the 2016 Forum will address the following questions. What are parcels and how are they mapped? :: How and why do parcel mapping methods vary across the state? :: How do jurisdictions share parcel mapping responsibilities? :: What best practices and standards exist for parcel mapping? :: What is the PLSS and what its role in parcel mapping? :: How can PLSS be used to improve parcel map accuracy? :: How can parcel mappers and surveyors work together to improve parcel mapping?




9:00 – 9:15 am      Welcome/Introduction

9:15 – 9:30 am      Codie See, State Cartographer’s Office

9:30 – 9:45 am      Steve Geiger, Polk County Surveyor

9:45 – 10:00 am    Peter Strand, Eau Claire County GIS Administrator

10:00 – 10:15 am  CeCe Tesky, Rusk County Zoning Administrator

10:15 – 10:45 am  Break

10:45 – Noon          Break Out Session

Noon – 12:45 pm   Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:00 pm    Jason Poser, Buffalo County LIO/GIS Technician

1:00 – 1:15 pm      Mark Netterlund, Barron County Surveyor/LIO

1:15 – 1:30 pm      Brett Budrow, St. Croix Planning & Land Information Administrator

1:30 – 1:45 pm      Dan Pleoger, Sawyer County Surveyor/LIO

1:45 – 2:15 pm      Break

2:15 – 3:00 pm      Break Out Session

3:00 – 3:30 pm      Group Reports

3:30 – 4:00 pm      Wrap up/Next Steps



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2016 forum parking map



Davies Center – Alumni Room 350


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Parking passes will be emailed to all attendees who register by Noon, March 14th.

For additional information or questions, contact Brenda Hemstead, State Cartographer’s Office at 608/263-4371.




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