Wisconsin Aerial Imagery (2018)

This SCO infosheet discusses the current status of aerial imagery in the state of Wisconsin.  This includes both historic aerial photography, and present-day orthoimagery projects conducted by local, state, and federal government organizations.

Statewide Orthophotography Planning

In 2012, the State Cartographer’s Office began work on a Federal Geographic Data Committee Cooperative Agreement Program project entitled “Business Plan Development for a Wisconsin Aerial Imaging Program.”  This infosheet provides an overview of the project.

Aerial Imagery Data

While Wisconsin does not have a statewide aerial imagery program, there are several options for acquiring digital imagery (either public domain, or for a fee.)  This includes imagery developed from local, state, and federal agencies.  Typically, the highest-resolution imagery in the state is produced and distributed by local governments.