Survey Control Finder

February 7, 2018

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.

Mapping Wisconsin’s Economic History

October 10, 2017

This publication describes a project that created a digital GIS database and portal of historic “Bordner” maps for the coastal areas of Wisconsin.

A Concept for a State Geospatial Data Portal

August 1, 2017

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.

Statewide Parcel Data

Details on accessing Wisconsin’s statewide parcel data, via ftp, web application, or REST service.

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.

GeoData@Wisconsin

GeoData@Wisconsin an online geoportal designed to provide discovery and download capability for local Wisconsin geospatial data.