WIGICC report ready for public review

The report identifies the major accomplishments of the WI Geographic Information Coordination Council since its inception in September 2008, and makes recommendations for the future.

WIGICC speaks out on USGS budget cuts

Cuts proposed would eliminate USGS Partnership funds used to leverage local and state efforts to acquire new geospatial data.  Wisconsin has benefited significantly from USGS partnership funds in the past.

OJA profiles statewide aerial photography effort

The Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) recently posted a short news blurb on their Web site about the statewide aerial photography project happening in Wisconsin during 2010.

WROC state and federal partnerships top $1.1 million

A recent funding boost will create a statewide 18-inch imagery product, and also help reduce costs for other WROC participants.

Looking Forward – Part Two

In Part Two of this series, retiring State Cartographer Ted Koch challenges the Wisconsin geospatial community to stay the course, and tackle the issues that may seem daunting.

Looking Back – Part One

Retiring State Cartographer Ted Koch reflects on the last 18 years, describes where he thinks things are headed, and what it will take to get there.

GIS Council and Network meeting on June 10th

Come to Wausau and add your voice to the discussion.

WIGICC visits Homeland Security Council

The Wisconsin Homeland Security Council heard a brief presentation on April 15th regarding value of good geographic information, and the necessity of coordination to share and make use of that information.

Geospatial data eligible for 911 funding

An amendment passed by the Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance adds a provision to the state budget bill that would allow local governments to recoup certain expenses associated with maintaining 911 systems.

Council builds collaborations with Homeland Security Council, next meeting set

Following up on their February 11th meeting, the Council will gather this Thursday April 16th in Stevens Point to discuss next steps in their development.