President’s Message

The summer is winding down and it is hard for me to believe I’ve already reached the halfway point of my term as WLIA president. It was a busy few months. I’d like to take this opportunity to… Read More

WLIA Supports DPI’s Work to Create a Statewide School District Layer

The WLIA Board recently went on record supporting DPI’s efforts to create the first-ever accurate statewide school district boundary map layer and encouraged DPI to establish a regular collection cycle of county school district data to keep that… Read More


Submitted by: Jason R. Houle, PLS & Rock County Surveyor Date: May 5, 2015 Recently, I served on a committee comprised of members of the Wisconsin County Surveyors Association, (WCSA), to define Survey Grade, (SG), coordinates as they… Read More

A Geospatial Vision for Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Geospatial Strategy Working Group recently published the first public draft of A Geospatial Vision for Wisconsin(pdf). This document is a high-level summary of important statewide applications of geospatial data and near-term needs in Wisconsin, as determined… Read More

Statewide Parcel Map Project Update

The State Cartographer’s Office is hard at work on the Version 1 Statewide Parcel Map Project. They recently posted a project update ( As of January 23rd here’s what we know. 69 counties submitted data with the other 3 anticipated… Read More

Plan to Attend the Spring Regional Meeting

A joint event with the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (WRDA) could not come at a better time. Significant changes to the Wisconsin Land Information Program and recent announcements of new projects (Statewide Parcel Map Initiative and DOA Repository/Geoportal Project) have… Read More

Statewide Parcel Map Initiative Progress

DOA memo re-posted with permission. Links added by editor. April 2, 2014 Dear Land Information Officers, I am glad to be writing you today with announcements on the progress at the Department of Administration on the Statewide Parcel… Read More

Statewide Geospatial Information Strategy Summit Planned for January 14, 2014

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A day-long geospatial strategy summit has been planned for January 14, 2014, in Madison. The summit is being organized by the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA), the Wisconsin Geographic Information Coordination Council (WIGICC) and the Land Information Officers… Read More

“Just Do It” Parcel Project

After 25 years Wisconsin has one of the best Land Information Programs in the nation, yielding economic benefits and providing citizens better services. But, for all our efforts we essentially have 72 county systems. To realize the full… Read More