Public Comments Invited on Proposed Replacements for Derogatory Place Names

The U.S. Geological Survey is requesting public comment on candidate replacements for geographic feature names recently declared derogatory by the Department of Interior Secretary.

Explore these Cartographic Phantoms near Elkhart Lake while attending the 2022 WLIA Conference

Join the quest to hunt down cartographic phantoms across the state, starting with these examples close to Elkhart Lake, the location of the 2022 Wisconsin Land Information Association Annual Conference.

How Big is a Degree?

Deconstructing a recent Apple Watch ad.

Converting and Transforming Coordinates in the Modernized National Spatial Reference System

Converting coordinates in the new NSRS will require the use of several models, one to change the epoch and one to change the reference frame. In a recent publication, the National Geodetic Survey suggests this process could be achieved in one step.

Federal Government Takes Action to Eliminate Derogatory Toponyms

The US Department of the Interior has established new administrative bodies to replace derogatory geographic feature names.

Using Kinetic Energy to Place Satellites in Orbit

A new startup, SpinLaunch, hopes to catapult satellites in orbit by 2025 using a kinetic energy launch system.

National Geodetic Survey Provides Update for Completing State Plane Coordinate System 2022 Redesign

The National Geodetic Survey has provided another update for completing the design of the State Plane Coordinate System 2022.

Statewide 2020 Block-Level Census Data Now Available on Geodata@Wisconsin

A statewide layer of 2020 census redistricting data for over 200,000 blocks is now available on Geodata@Wisconsin.

National Geodetic Survey extends GPS on Bench Marks Deadline to December 31, 2022

NGS is officially extending the GPS on Bench Marks Campaign for an additional year to collect even more data to improve the quality of the Modernized National Spatial Reference System.

The Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer: An Effort Born from Collaboration

The Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer was developed through collaborations between multiple project partners. Recent updates to the Viewer add more content and functionality to this unique coastal data resource.