Brown County recently released a Request for Proposals aimed at developing critical GIS data layers that can support habitat restoration and conservation projects. “OneMap” is a GIS pilot project funded by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The OneMap pilot project intends to create an innovative GIS workflow which will produce new hydrography, wetlands and land cover in a single integrated process rather than separately by different agencies using different source datasets. It is anticipated that the results of this pilot project can demonstrate superior and more cost-effective mapping processes and data outputs compared to traditional ways of mapping hydrography, wetland and land cover. If successful, it is anticipated these new processes can be replicated to produce new hydrography, wetland, and land cover datasets across the state and even the nation.
The Brown County Planning Commission (BCPC) is partnering with WCMP staff and the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to create OneMap products within three watersheds (USGS Hydrologic Unit Code HUC10s): Duck Creek, East River, and Lower Fox River/Frontal Green Bay all within the Lake Michigan / Green Bay coastal region. BCPC will use project funding to engage the services of a geospatial contractor to create the integrated OneMap data layers. The resulting GIS data layers will be used to demonstrate analytical tools and workflows or models to support the WCMP habitat projects and local environmental and planning applications useful to BCPC.
Responses are due to the county by 3:00 p.m. CDT on August 15th, 2023.
Source: Brown County