New SCO-led project seeks to gather input from the Wisconsin geospatial community on past orthoimagery projects, and develop a business plan that makes incremental improvements to the current situation.
The State Cartographer’s Office and UW-Eau Claire have launched a research project to examine the feasibility of producing an online multi-county parcel map viewer.
A new project planned to begin in the fall of 2011 will identify lessons learned in past Wisconsin orthophotography projects, and then develop a blueprint for a sustainable program that further simplifies imagery acquisitions in Wisconsin.
UW-Madison has an unparalleled collection of historic aerial photographs including a very rare and nearly-complete collection of the oldest aerial photos of the state, acquired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1941. A new project at UW-Madison will digitally scan and archive the entire collection, and make the photographs available to the general public via a web portal.
An updated and expanded handbook on Wisconsin coordinate reference systems is coming your way! The publication will replace the SCO’s popular Wisconsin Coordinate Systems handbook published in 1995.
Web Feature Services provide a new way to distribute and access spatial data.
Recent SCO projects look at standards and interoperability
Over most of the next year, the State Cartographer’s Office will be working on two grant-supported projects designed to develop several cutting-edge applications.
OrthoFinder aids search for digital orthophotography in Dane county.