Pubs and Resources


Proposed changes (draft) to Statute 236.18 Wisconsin Coordinate System

Wisconsin Corner Point Identification System (Romportl Indexing System): An indexing system for numbering corners of the Public Land Survey System in Wisconsin that provides a unique number for each corner.


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Misc. Pubs/Presentations

Accessing NGS Datasheets Offline presented by Glen Schaefer at the January 25, 2019 Annual Membership meeting.

Wisconsin Statute 182.1075 - Diggers Hotline presented by Chad Krueger, Diggers Hotline at the November 2, 2018 WCSA meeting.

SEWRPC NAD83/2011 and NAVD88 Conversion presented by Rob Merry, SEWRPC at the November 2, 2018 WCSA meeting.

Internet of Things and Next Generation of Survey Markers presented by Mike Klonsinski, President Bernsten International at the August 10, 2018 WCSA meeting.

National Geodetic Survey (NGS) New Datums Are Coming presented by John Ellingson, NGS at the May 4, 2018 WCSA meeting.

Why PLSS monuments need to be maintained, a letter to Don Dittmar from Bryan Meyer, WCSA President.

Restoring Mobility: Working Together to Restore Transporation Services from the July 2016 Flooding presented by Gary Brunner, WisDOT at the May 5, 2017 WCSA meeting.

Wisconsin Height Modernization Program - WISCORS Stakeholder 2 Meeting presented by Jacob Rockweiler, WisDOT at the January 27, 2017 Annual Membership meeting.

Airport Property & Surveys: How to Have a Proper "LAND"ing presented by Diann Danielsen, WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics at the January 27, 2017 Annual Membership meeting.

Railroad/Survey Coordination presented by Anna Davey, WisDOT at the August 12, 2016 WCSA meeting.

Updated UAV's Rules and Laws presented by Travis LeMoine, Seiler Instruments at the August 12, 2016 WCSA meeting.

Fee Structure for WISCORS presented by Jacob Rockweiler, WisDOT at the January 29, 2016 Annual Membership meeting.

Status of replacing HARN monuments presented by Mic Heberlein at the January 29, 2016 Annual Membership meeting.

Survey Grade Definition document, Version December 2015, by WCSA.

GEOCON V2 User Guide provided by Wisconsin NGS State Advisor.

Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure presented by Glen Schaefer at the August 7, 2015 WCSA meeting in Neillsville.

WI-HMP & WISCORS Status presented at the March 6, 2015 WCSA meeting by Jacob Rockweiler.

Statewide Parcel Map - Some Intricate Assembly Required presented by Bryan Meyer, Brenda Hemstead, and Mike Romportl at the WLIA Annual Conf., on February 19, 2015

2010 WCSA color brochure handout.pdf

2010 WCSA exhibit panel design.pdf

WCSA Bylaws.pdf

County Government: History, Services and Funding. Produced by the Wisconsin Counties Association


Friend of Wisconsin Land Surveying Award (WCSA): nomination criteria/form

County Surveyor Directory for Wisconsin: provides contact information for county surveyors

Survey Control Finder: this free online application provides a central point of access for locating Wisconsin control data and Wisconsin Public Land Survey System (PLSS) corners in the state. Control stations include WI-HMP, NGS, USGS, County, and WISCORS/CORS. In many cases, direct linkage is provided to control datasheets and PLSS corner tie sheets.

National Geodetic Survey: The mission of the NGS is to “define and manage a national coordinate system” known as the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) . The NSRS is a consistent coordinate system that defines a number of parameters for each geodetic control monument in the United States.

National Association of County Surveyors: NACS serves as a unified voice on issues affecting County Surveyors.

Land Surveying Bill Signed into Law: The new statutory language and bill history can be found on the Wisconsin Legislative Documents Web site.