Statewide geoportal contains 1,486 public datasets that may be downloaded for free by any user.
In 2017 a total of 457 unique Wisconsin county datasets — all available for public download — were added to the GeoData@Wisconsin geoportal.
Survey Control Finder is a mobile-friendly web app that provides a central point of access to over 28,000 control points and over 200,000 Public Land Survey System records in Wisconsin.
Details about Wisconsin’s statewide parcel and PLSS project.
This publication describes a project that created a digital GIS database and portal of historic “Bordner” maps for the coastal areas of Wisconsin.
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.
Details on accessing Wisconsin’s statewide parcel data, via ftp, web application, or REST service.
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.
GeoData@Wisconsin an online geoportal for fast and free access to Wisconsin geospatial data. The geoportal combines a map-based spatial search with traditional keyword searching and faceted browsing options to locate and download geospatial data. GeoData@WI was developed and is maintained by the Robinson Map Library and the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
New site offers streamlined access to Department of Natural Resources spatial data.