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!

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Wisconsin Facts and Figures

NIST and NGS delay final determination on deprecation of US Survey Foot

A 90-day extension has been announced on the final determination of the decision to deprecate the US Survey Foot.

Download Wisconsin LiDAR data by the tile using our new interactive tile index

Tiled LiDAR data on Wisconsin View can now be searched spatially and downloaded by the tile.

NGS delays implementation of reference system modernization plans

The National Geodetic Survey has announced that it is delaying implementation of the modernized National Spatial Reference System.

David Vogel to serve as liaison to surveying and geodetic communities

With Brenda Hemstead's retirement, David Vogel will become the SCO's liaison to Wisconsin's surveying and geodetic communities.

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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
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.