Microsoft Releases Approx. 125 Million US Building Footprints as Open Data

Microsoft released 124,885,597 computer generated building footprints in all 50 US states! This data is freely available for download and use. While the data isn’t perfect, it’s a great starting point for Wisconsin counties who currently have no… Read More

Lake Superior Coastal Mapping Mini Summit A Success

Between September 27-28, 33 geospatial professionals, working mainly within the Western portion of the Lake Superior Basin, gathered at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center to provide updates and collaborate on current and future projects.  The Lake Superior… Read More

Lunch Hour Reading

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July! The Bayfield County Land Records Department is helping residents located 4th of July fireworks displays with this festive map. Bayfield County Land Records Department often distributes maps that illustrate big events… Read More

Ramsey County (MN) GIS data will soon be free

Read more for yourself in this TwinCities.com article.  Interestingly, plenary speakers Scott Resnick and Michael Terner addressed this very topic last week at our annual conference.  Open data is clearly a growing trend!