Data-driven maps take cartography a step forward

It’s time to acknowledge the advantages of GIS-based data-driven mapmaking.

Landsat 8 to launch February 11, 2013

The Landsat era that began in 1972 will continue with the launch of Landsat 8 next month.

Roundup of Upper Midwest GIS conferences for spring of 2013

Several states in the Upper Midwest are hosting GIS conferences in the spring of 2103.

New poster shows dramatic changes to UW–Madison since the 1930s

A new poster produced by the SCO uses historic aerial photography to show how the UW–Madison campus has changed over time (cost $10 – makes a great gift).

SCO releases Pronounce Wisconsin, an online pronouncing gazetteer of Wisconsin

Learn how to pronounce Weyauwega, Winneboujou, Nanaweyah Ominihekan, and hundreds of other Wisconsin place names.

Study examines the effectiveness of online maps for community outreach

A recent study by the SCO examines the effectiveness of online maps for meeting community outreach goals. 

July 2012 Wisconsin LiDAR Inventory Map

Wisconsin county LiDAR projects as of July 2012.

WIGICC voting opens

Voting has opened for several open positions on the Wisconsin Geographic Information Coordination Council.

SCO annual report now available for 2011-12

Check out our accomplishments for our last fiscal year (July 2011 to June 2012), and our plans for the upcoming year.

Virtual parcel data integration project update

An update on the SCO/UW-Eau Claire “virtual parcel data integration” project that uses county Web map services to create a statewide view of parcels.