Attend the Addressing Workshop at WLIA

Participate in the (free) Building an Address Repository workshop at the 2014 Wisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference!

LinkWISCONSIN EBM Parcel Mapping Webinar

The State Cartographer’s Office is announcing a webinar to take place on November 7th at 10:00 am. This webinar is free to the public and will acquaint you with the ongoing LinkWISCONSIN EBM Parcel Mapping Project and the benefits to counties for their participation.

LinkWISCONSIN EBM Parcel Mapping Project Update

Read how the framework of the LinkWISCONSIN EBM Parcel Mapping project is taking form.

Wisconsin 2013-15 biennial budget bill invests in geospatial programs

On June 30, Governor Walker signed Act 20, Wisconsin’s 2013-15 biennial budget, into law. Here is a brief synopsis of final budget provisions that directly impact Wisconsin’s geospatial community and the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP.) 

SCO PLSS Layer Pilot Project Update

At the recent Wisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, we presented an update to our PLSS Layer Pilot Project. Launched in 2011, this pilot project was designed to develop and test data integration methods for a comprehensive statewide digital network of more accurate survey data provided by individual counties.

Evolution of a campus map

Online, interactive campus maps are sometimes characterized in online press as a bellwether of progressive mapping practice, balancing an artistic aesthetic in presenting the campus with a demonstration of innovative approaches to mapping geared toward a decidedly younger, more mobile and often technically-savvy target audience.  So when we heard that work was progressing on a new version of the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus map, we were curious to find out more.

DNR Releases Statewide Mapping Application to Address Open Lands Question

Yesterday, in a press release, Governor Scott Walker announced the availability of a new statewide mapping application to help outdoor enthusiasts locate over a million acres of private land that is potentially available for public access under Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law (MFL) tax status.

The 2012 Atlas of Design Completed

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) has recently published The Atlas of Design, edited by recent alumni Daniel Huffman and current graduate student Tim Wallace in the Geography Department at UW-Madison.  

Esri Dev Meet Up at EWUG 2012

In association with the 2012 Esri Wisconsin User Group Conference in Appleton, Esri is hosting a Esri Dev Meet Up on Wednesday evening, October 24th.  The Esri Dev Meet Up is a social gathering for developers to discuss geospatial technologies, complementary third-party tools, and development platforms that are supported by Esri.  

SCO update on PLSS Layer Pilot Project

In 2011 the State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) announced a new pilot project to develop an updated and more accurate Public Land Survey System (PLSS) digital dataset for the state of Wisconsin.  The intent of this project is to develop and test methods to aggregate accurate local data to update the statewide Landnet dataset produced by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the 1990’s.