Discover our collection of recent or ongoing projects as well as helpful resources by Planning and Development mapping staff.
Using images of recorded "Covenants", "Restrictions" and "Plats" from the Register of Deeds staff generated searchable text. This constituted no less than 1,700 documents that were preselected. This did NOT include deeds, land contracts etc.. Searching the text for keywords like "Caucasian", "Servant", "Italian" and "Race" staff were able to identify specific documents that might have restrictive text on them. A review of each document was next in the process followed by mapping the plat described in the document.
A long term countywide USPLSS Re-monumentation effort. This project will benefit residents in many ways including more accurate mapping in Dane County.
Staff are reviewing historical zoning petitions and specifically looking at those with a deed restriction or deed notice on them. Then mapping those and including the reasoning so that staff can easily identify specific areas.
Adobe Color - Color wheel, a color palette generator
ColorBrewer - Color advice for maps.
Data Viz Catalogue - For help in determinging the type of chart/graph that is most appropriate for your type of data.
ESRI Academy Resources to Learn GIS Mapping
Ikigai diagram - The reason why you get up in the morning.
John Nelson Maps - John makes maps at ESRI, a software company for map nerds.
Official Wisconsin Highway Map - Current and historic maps and how to order them.
Spatial Reserves - A guide to public domain spatial data.
Online Mapping Resources
Dane County Access Dane , DCIMap , LWRD Viewer
Green County GIS Data Viewer
Jefferson County GIS Data Viewer
Rock County GIS Data Viewer
WIDNR App List
List of Wisconsin County by County GIS Maps