Zoning in Wisconsin varies by type, class and authoritative jurisdiction. Zoning type and zoning class definitions may also vary between jurisdictions, making them potentially incompatible with one another. For this reason, zoning can be difficult to seamlessly aggregate at regional and statewide scales and it is generally best to contact the authoritative jurisdiction for the most complete zoning data.
GIS parcel data in Wisconsin is created and maintained at both the municipal and county levels. For the majority of Wisconsin counties, parcel data is regularly aggregated from municipal to county-wide datasets if the parcels are not originally created by the county. Some exceptions to this include the Cities of Eau Claire, Beloit, Antigo, and Janesville, where parcel data remains available only at the municipal level. There are also areas of the state that are not yet digitally parcel mapped.
Plat books make use of the Public Land Survey System to represent land ownership patterns on a county-by-county basis. They are a convenient reference for local governments, private realty, surveying companies, and the general public. Commercial plat books for Wisconsin are generally prepared by private map publishing companies in conjunction with county governments. However, many Wisconsin counties have begun to produce and update the maps themselves.
Contractors invited to submit proposals by June 9th.
The statewide parcel team will be hosting a Q&A session at the Wisconsin Land Information Association 2017 Annual Conference.
The Version 2 Statewide Parcel Database Web Application is now available online.
Wisconsin Department of Administration and State Cartographer’s Office release Version 2 Statewide Parcel Map Database for public distribution
A final report is now available online detailing the Parcel Mapping and Public Land Survey Forum held at UW Eau Claire on March 15, 2016.
Participate in this forum and help set the agenda for the state’s next generation of parcel mapping efforts.
A study of the settlement history of Washington Island, Wisconsin, by Will Craig and colleagues is now available as an SCO publication.