A Geographic Information Officer on the way?

State CIO Matt Miszewski delivers on his promise to recruit a GIO, and the Wisconsin Land Information Board is dissolved as of July 1, 2005.

USDA program flying statewide color orthophotos in 2005

Planes are in the air now for the USDA National Aerial Imagery Program (NAIP). The summer “leaf-on” color imagery will have a one meter spatial resolution.

ESRI Wisconsin Users’ Group moves north for 2005

The annual ESRI-focused conference will be held November 10-11 in Green Bay. Help support the event by submitting a presentation abstract.

New Ice Age Trail Atlas available for 2005

The attractive new atlas is a must-have for anyone interested in hiking Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail.

Charles Groat resigns as Director of U.S. Geological Survey

In response to Groat’s resignation, Interior Secretary Gale Norton named Dr. P. Patrick Leahy as acting director.

Welcome to the April 2005 Mapping Bulletin

Start here for an overview of this edition.

Nicaragua and Wisconsin share a common language: GIS

Chris Diller, GIS Manager for the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, describes his experiences in a recent trip to learn about Nicaraguan GIS and emergency management. He found a surprising number of similarities to issues in Wisconsin.

A year of many challenges and opportunities

Alissa Bails talks about her experience as President of the Wisconsin Land Information Association.

Update on digital orthophoto QA/QC workshop

Digital orthophoto quality assessment workshop is tentatively scheduled for October in La Crosse.

Wisconsin state agency GIS to be examined at May 17 workshop

Madison workshop will address the need for better GIS coordination between Wisconsin state agencies.