2018 Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference Announced

The multi-state Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference is happening May 23-24, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Kirk Contrucci named CEO of Menet Aero

Menet Aero, a Milwaukee-based Unmanned Aircraft Systems and aviation services provider, recently named Kirk M. Contrucci as Chief Executive Officer. Contrucci succeeds Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Menet, who will serve as chairman and chief operating officer of Menet Aero.

Lincoln County seeks qualified consultants for ROW mapping project

The Lincoln County Land Services Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to create a GIS Index Layer for scanned (PDF format) Right of Way Plats.

Loss of a friend and cherished colleague

It is with deep regret that we share the sad news of the sudden passing of Fred Halfen, a longtime leader in the Wisconsin geospatial community, who drowned this week in Prairie du Sac. He was 65.

GIO Seeks Input on Wisconsin GIS Data Distribution System

Wisconsin Geographic Information Officer Jim Giglierano is conducting a survey to better understand community needs for access to geospatial data. 

New SCO Website now live

Like most organizations, we seek to periodically refresh the look and functionality of our main Website.  It’s been six years since our last major redesign, so we were due for a change! 

2017 NAIP flights making progress in Wisconsin

Aerial imagery acquisitions appear to be lagging behind past years due to persistent rainy weather in the state.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online

U.S. Library of Congress expects to have 500,000 historic maps online by 2020.

DNR launches new online access to GIS information

New site offers streamlined access to Department of Natural Resources spatial data.

WISCRS updated in international coordinate systems registry

Latest update now includes NAD83 “HARN” versions of Wisconsin Coordinate Reference Systems (WISCRS).