Wisconsin Aerial Imagery (2018)

April 16, 2018

This SCO infosheet discusses the current status of aerial imagery in the state of Wisconsin.  This includes both historic aerial photography, and present-day orthoimagery projects conducted by local, state, and federal government organizations.

Statewide Orthophotography Planning

In 2012, the State Cartographer’s Office began work on a Federal Geographic Data Committee Cooperative Agreement Program project entitled “Business Plan Development for a Wisconsin Aerial Imaging Program.”  This infosheet provides an overview of the project.

Wisconsin Orthophotography (2016)

August 1, 2017

This Infosheet summarizes the status of orthophoto projects in Wisconsin, and describes current and future trends that affect imagery users in the state.

Wisconsin Aerial Imagery: A Blueprint for Moving the State Forward

This discussion paper proposes an implementation strategy for a Wisconsin statewide aerial imagery program. The recommendations in this document were developed following an open and participatory process conducted in 2012 and 2013 where imagery stakeholders throughout Wisconsin provided their insights and requirements for a statewide aerial imagery plan.

Aerial Imagery Data

July 13, 2017

While Wisconsin does not have a statewide aerial imagery program, there are several options for acquiring digital imagery (either public domain, or for a fee.)  This includes imagery developed from local, state, and federal agencies.  Typically, the highest-resolution imagery in the state is produced and distributed by local governments.