Wisconsin Geographic Information Officer Jim Giglierano is conducting a survey to better understand community needs for access to geospatial data.
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.
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.
MetroGIS adopts resolution of support for free and open public geospatial data
The California First Amendment Coalition recently announced closure of a three year legal battle with Santa Clara County over access to their geospatial data.
New SCO publication looks at the potential impacts of a 2008 Wisconsin Supreme Court case on the Wisconsin geospatial community.
The U.S. Geological Survey is set to make their entire Landsat satellite imagery archive available for free by February 2009.
Confused about open records laws? Check out this April 17th teleconference at your local UW Extension office.
The Wisconsin Land Information Association heads to Sheboygan on November 1-2 for their next regional meeting.
In June, WLIA held a regional workshop to discuss land records privacy, copyright, data distribution and GIS law.