Is the Wisconsin-Illinois Boundary a Straight Line?

The Wisconsin-Illinois boundary should be a straight line. But it is not. Find out why.

GPS on Bench Marks Initiative Winding Down

The GPS on Bench Marks campaign is coming to and end soon, with a deadline of Sept. 30, 2023.

Can I survey my property with my smartphone?

Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily lives, providing convenience and accessibility to numerous tasks.

A Final Farewell to the US Survey Foot?

Ring out the old, ring in the new! As midnight approaches this New Year’s Eve, don’t forget to say farewell to the US survey foot. Or maybe hold off for a year or two.

Remembering Frank Thousand

We are deeply saddened to learn of the November 3rd, 2022 death of Francis “Frank” Thousand. Frank served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) from 2007 until June of 2022 …

An Update on the GPS on Bench Marks Initiative

Details on the status of the GPS on BM Initiative in Wisconsin.

Update on Wisconsin Spatial Reference System 2022 Task Force Activities

A brief update on Wisconsin Spatial Reference System 2022 (WSRS2022) Task Force activities in relation to the National Geodetic Survey’s National Spatial Reference System modernization program.

Converting and Transforming Coordinates in the Modernized National Spatial Reference System

Converting coordinates in the new NSRS will require the use of several models, one to change the epoch and one to change the reference frame. In a recent publication, the National Geodetic Survey suggests this process could be achieved in one step.

National Geodetic Survey extends GPS on Bench Marks Deadline to December 31, 2022

NGS is officially extending the GPS on Bench Marks Campaign for an additional year to collect even more data to improve the quality of the Modernized National Spatial Reference System.

Calling all Consultants: Lincoln County seeks land information services

The Lincoln County Register of Deeds Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to perform re-indexing services for scanned previously recorded documents.