Jim Lacy

Associate State Cartographer

Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office


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Professional Bio

Jim Lacy joined the SCO in 2004 as the Associate State Cartographer. He provides technical and managerial leadership for projects in our office, and frequently answers public inquiries on GIS, mapping, and technology topics. In addition, he serves as the primary coach for our student staff members, and working with them to build real-world skills for the future.

Jim supports a wide range of geospatial organizations through active leadership and service. Jim was a Board Member and Treasurer of the American Society for Photogrammetry (ASPRS) Western Great Lakes Region from 2011-2017, and the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) from 2013-2019. He has also served on several committees of the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), including a stint as the NSGIC representative to the National Digital Orthophoto Programs (NDOP) steering committee.

Jim has a B.S. in Geography and Information/Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and a M.S in Cartography and GIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the SCO, he worked for the University of Nebraska (1995-2002), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (2002-2004). Jim also worked as a graduate project assistant for the SCO in the early 1990’s.


Parent: Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office

550 N Park Street 384 Science Hall Madison, WI 53706


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University of Wisconsin-Madison Long ago

MS, Cartography and GIS

UW-Green Bay Longer ago

BS, Geography and Information/Computing Science

Organization Type

Higher Education





Board Term(s)

2017-2019; 2015-2017; 2013-2015

Past President


Membership Medal

Gold Member

Years of Membership