First draft of statewide land cover product delivered to DNR

There is still a lot of work to be done before the final product is finished in the summer of 2016, but initial accuracy results show overall accuracy exceeds 90 percent for this draft product.

Wiscland 2 project moves on to map creation

The fieldwork season has wrapped up and the Wiscland 2 team is now making maps!  Between the beginning of June and end of August, DNR field crews gathered over 16,000 additional sample points representing the current land cover of our state.

Field collection underway for Wiscland 2 project

The fieldwork season has begun to complete the samples database for the Wiscland-2 land cover mapping project!  To round out the training/validation dataset of over 500,000 samples, ten Field Technicians have been brought on for the summer and are traveling the state to identify and collect GPS locations and ecological information with the aid of a DNR field mentor stationed in their collection region.

Take the Wisconsin Historic Landscape project online survey

An online survey is now available for the Wisconsin Historic Landscape project.

Call for participation in Wisconsin Historic Landscape project

Information on the dates and locations of a series of community forums for the Wisconsin Historic Landscape project.

Wisconsin Land Cover project forging ahead

Project sponsored by the Wisconsin DNR continues to make progress towards an updated statewide land cover map based on interpreted satellite imagery.

Land cover project featured on Green Bay TV station

Story aired on October 5th describes the statewide land cover project, and how it will be used to improve DNR’s deer habitat monitoring efforts.

Work progressing on updated land cover map

Preliminary pilot site data delivered to DNR for review, report now available.

Statewide land cover project kicking off soon

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are partnering on a project to map the current land cover of Wisconsin.

Deer Trustee report highlights geospatial needs in Wisconsin

A recently-published report commissioned by Governor Scott Walker suggests Wisconsin has fallen behind as an innovator in geospatial information services, and offers specific recommendations to address this problem.