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.
There are various sources for Wisconsin state boundary data, but quality levels can be quite variable. In addition, most state boundary representations are generalized and will not necessarily match other features, such as hydrography, at the very largest map scales.
Details of the SCO and Robinson Map Library Response to the 2016 WLIP survey.
SCO presents a concept for a state geospatial data portal that maximizes the return on the investment made over the last three decades through the Wisconsin Land Information Program.
A team at UW-Madison has been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to develop a historic geospatial database and portal to help address coastal management issues in Wisconsin.
Check out the new “Find Data” tab if you are looking for commonly-requested Wisconsin geospatial datasets.
Three teams from the University of Wisconsin are collaborating on a project to explore user needs for a digital map database of Wisconsin derived from General Land Office (GLO) surveyors’ notes made between 1830 and 1865.
A bill has been introduced to promote data transparency in the management of federal geospatial data.