Register Today for the PLSS Forum

There is still time to register for the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Forum “Meet me at the Corner” scheduled for Wednesday, April 4th at the Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort in Rothschild, WI. So far, …

GIO Seeks Input on Wisconsin GIS Data Distribution System

Wisconsin Geographic Information Officer Jim Giglierano is conducting a survey to better understand community needs for access to geospatial data. 

A Concept for a State Geospatial Data Portal

The State Cartographer’s Office drafted a position paper presenting a concept for a state geospatial data portal that goes beyond immediate needs and attempts to address some of the critical issues related to user requirements for geospatial data access in Wisconsin. This paper tries to consider how the state of Wisconsin should invest in geospatial infrastructure for the future, in order to maximize the return on the investment made over the last three decades through the Land Information Program.

The WIREdata case and its implications for Wisconsin geospatial data

On June 25, 2008, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an opinion in WIREdata Inc. v. Village of Sussex (2008 WI 69), after nearly seven years of litigation between WIREdata, Inc. and the villages of Sussex and Thiensville, and the city of Port Washington. The litigation touches on Wisconsin state public records law and its application to electronic databases. This publication summarizes the WIREdata case, and highlights the potential impact of the decision on access to geospatial data maintained by government agencies.

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.

Key Characteristics of a Proposed Wisconsin Aerial Imagery Program

This document summarizes the key components of a Wisconsin aerial imagery program proposed in a discussion paper published by the State Cartographer’s Office. This includes recommendations for contracting, technical standards, funding, and other logistics.

Wisconsin Presidents Council

The Wisconsin Presidents Council (WPC) was established in 1996 to improve communications between the many professional associations in Wisconsin having a stake in land information and land information modernization. From the beginning, the specific focus of the WPC has been on sharing information regarding current and future legislation affecting land information in Wisconsin.

WIGICC newsletter recaps GIS site license details for Wisconsin public schools

Through a state partnership with Esri, all public and private K-12 schools and afterschool programs in Wisconsin now have access to the Esri ArcGIS suite of GIS software.

WIGICC voting opens

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

WIGICC seeks nominations

The Wisconsin Geographic Information Coordination Council is looking for representatives in seven different sectors.