University of Wisconsin–Madison

SCO Projects

In addition to our day-to-day activities, the State Cartographer’s Office works on larger-scale projects with time frames of several months or even years. These projects may include major updates to our website or mapping applications, funded research projects, large data development activities, and large-scale coordination initiatives. These projects are sometimes internal, but in other cases involve collaboration with outside partners. This page highlights these projects and identifies resources where additional information can be found.

Funded Projects

Statewide PLSS (Public Land Survey System) Database

  • GOAL The goal of this project is to produce a statewide PLSS GIS layer based on best-available county coordinate data to improve parcel map accuracy.
  • PARTNERS Wisconsin Dept. of Administration (DOA); county/municipal land information offices.
  • FUNDING DOA
  • STAFF Elza, Hemstead, See, Vogel, Wells, Veregin
  • STUDENT ASSISTANTS Campbell, Coppernoll, Groth, Halton, Segal

Statewide Parcel Database, Vers. 5 & 6

  • GOAL The goal of these projects is to create the 5th and 6th versions of the Wisconsin statewide parcel map, a free online GIS database and app of all tax parcels in the state.
  • PARTNERS Wisconsin Dept. of Administration (DOA); county/municipal land information offices.
  • FUNDING DOA
  • STAFF See, Vogel, Wells, Veregin
  • STUDENT ASSISTANTS Campbell, Coppernoll, Groth, Halton, Hruska, Segal

Antimicrobial Resistance Mapping and Decision Support

  • GOAL We are working with the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, faculty in the UW-Madison Geography Dept., and the Marshfield Clinic to map patterns of pathogen resistance in Wisconsin. The results will be used by Pharmacy researchers to better understand the reasons for antibiotic resistance in the state. In addition, we are developing a “decision-support” web application to
    help doctors pick the best antibiotics based on the observed antimicrobial resistance patterns.
  • PARTNER UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison Geography Dept., and the Marshfield Clinic
  • FUNDING UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • STAFF Lacy
  • STUDENT ASSISTANTS Eibergen, Liu, Marks, Piccirillo, Segal

Coastal Hazard Mapping

  • GOAL This is a NOAA Project of Special Merit to develop a coastal hazard mapping community of practice in Wisconsin.
  • PARTNERS Jim Giglierano, State Geographic Information Officer; Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
  • FUNDING NOAA via Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
  • STAFF Elza, Kohls, Veregin

GeoData@Wisconsin

  • GOAL The goal of this project is to overhaul the existing geoportal with a new user interface, data holdings and workflows.
  • PARTNERS Jaime Martindale, Robinson Map Library
  • FUNDING Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
  • STAFF Lacy

Student Projects

Urban-Rural Web App
Built custom web app for the Office of Rural Health.
Staff: See.
Students: Liu, Marks.

Parcel-Land Use Analysis
Performed custom land use analysis for statewide parcel database for Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Staff: Vogel.
Student: Sontakke.

Nitrate Contamination Quality Assessment
Performed quality assessment of nitrate contamination study for groundwater in Rock County.
Staff: Veregin, Wells.
Student: Sontakke.

LiDAR Data and Education
Conducted LiDAR data workshop, updated workshop materials to ArcPro, loaded/cataloged LiDAR to to WisconsinView, built/enhanced data discovery/access features for LiDAR Data.
Staff: Elza, Veregin, Wells.
Student: Sontakke.

Web App Updates

Survey Control Finder
Staff: Hemstead, See.
Students: Coppernoll, Groth, Piccirillo, Segal.
https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/surveycontrolfinder

Coastal Bordner Explorer
Includes updates to historic county air photo mosaics.
Staff: Lacy, See.
Students: Coppernoll, Halton, Hruska, Piccirillo.
https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/BordnerCoastal

Wisconsin Bearing Trees
Staff: Hemstead, See, Veregin.
Students: Groth, Halton, Marks.
https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/bearingtrees/

WHAIFinder
Staff: Lacy, See.
Students: Groth, Marks, Segal.
https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/WHAIFinder

Pronounce Wisconsin
Staff: See, Veregin.
Students: Marks, Segal.
https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/pronouncewi/

Air Photo Catalog
Staff: Lacy.
Students: Wilz.
https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/apcat/

Last updated: August 26, 2019