The State Cartographer's Office (SCO) has completed the database for Version 1 Statewide Parcel Map Project, part of the Dept of Administration's Statewide Parcel Map Initiative. The V1 Interim Report along with upcoming activities are on the SCO website.
Posted 02 Jul 2015
The newly formed Wis Land Information Council (WLIC) will serve in an advisory role to Wis Dept of Administration (DOA) on the Statewide Parcel Map Initiative (see related announcement) and matters relating to Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP). WLIC will consist of five private sector reps (including a professional surveyor), five puiblic sector reps, a state or fed gov't rep, and the State Cartographer, all appointed by the DOA.
Visit the WLIC website for more information including a link to to apply for Council membership.
Posted 21 Jun 2015
Phillip Peterson, one of Berntsen International's founders, passed away on Thursday 18 Jun 2015. In the words of Frank Thousand, a close friend of Phil's:
"For those who don’t know Phil, he was a great guy and one of the founders of Berntsen International. I met him shortly after Berntsen was founded in 1972. He attended a Madison Area Surveyors Meeting to talk about his new company and survey monuments. Since then MASC has met many times at his office where he provided the refreshments and gave us a tour of his operations. Berntsen is not only a monument company. They have been a great supporter of WSLS and land surveying worldwide. Every year since 1992 Berntsen has provided a scholarship through WSLS to a winner selected by the Education Committee. They have also funded a scholarship through NSPS.
WSLS has lost one of its greatest supporters."
Adds Jeff DeMuth:
"Phil and Berntsen have always been there for WSLS. Their generosity, to the surveyors of Wisconsin and their commitment/contributions to the profession are many."
Phillip Peterson's Obituary
Berntsen Press Release
Posted 19 Jun 2015
International Map Year (IMY) is a worldwide celebration of maps and their unique role in our world. Organized by the International Cartographic Assocation (ICA) and supported by the United Nations (UN), IMY provides opportunities to demonstrate, follow, and get involved in the art, science and technology of making and using maps and geographic information.
More information is available at the IMY wesite.