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Dane County Land Information Office

Local Support

Support for Communities

GIS/LIS Outreach and Coordination:

The Land Information Office is part of the Wisconsin Land Information Program and serves as a regional resource for the modernization of land records and the effective development, maintenance, and sue of shared geographic and land information system resources in Dane County. The Information Office:

  •  Provides local leadership and expertise related to land information activities
  •  Fosters partnerships and coordinates related projects with other agencies
  •  Develops digital data, maps, and databases
  •  Provides access to geographic land information and projects
  •  Develops and supports geographic and land information systems for use in Dane County government

Please feel free to contact us for more information about Dane County GIS or land records modernization, GIS maps and data, GIS training, or to share regional project information.

Regional Projects:

  •  Fly Dane
    • The Fly Dane Partnership is currently planning the next orthophotography project. A project planning workgroup was formed with representation from the county and regional Fly Dane partners. 
  •  Enterprise GIS Migration
    • The LIO initiated a project to migrate and implement several critical GIS components to further land records modernization and the establishment of an enterprise-wide system. This was driven by the need to stay current with changes in technology, better serve the County’s growing demand for and sophistication in use of GIS, and better integrate GIS with County business information systems. Critical technical components that was migrated include enterprise GIS data layers, workstation ArcInfo software licenses, desktop ArcView software licenses, and priority GIS data maintenance and end-user application. GIS data maintenance applications that were migrated included for parcel maintenance, address maintenance, and farm planning and tract/field maintenance.

DCiMap:

The LIO is maintaining and updating DCiMap on an ongoing basis. Please contact Tim Confare (confare@countyofdane.com) with any questions or issues.

Other Online GIS Applications:

Applications are continuously being develop. Visit our Open Data Portal to view other online mapping applications and web maps, and to download and discover GIS data.

Support for County Departments

GTAG (GIS Technical Advisory Group):

The LIO program assists with the modernization of land records and land information systems, and the deployment and use of GIS data and technology at Dane County. We can assist you with:

  • Land Records system modernization planning and implementation
  • Acquiring GIS software and hardware
  • Training (ESRI software, DCiMap, and Surveyor's Office)
  • GIS technical support
  • Data development
  • Application development
  • Investigating geospatial technology and equipment
  • GIS data acquisition and distribution
  • Custom map products

Please contact us for assistance with these services.

Project Workgroups:

  •  Enterprise GIS Migration
    • The LIO completed a project to migrate and implement several critical GIS components to further land records modernization and the establishment of an enterprise-wide system. This was driven by the need to stay current with changes in technology, better serve the County’s growing demand for and sophistication in use of GIS, and better integrate GIS with County business information systems. Critical technical components that were migrated included enterprise GIS data layers, ArcInfo software licenses, desktop ArcView software licenses, and priority GIS data maintenance and end-user application. GIS data maintenance applications that was migrated include for parcel maintenance, address maintenance, and farm planning and tract/field maintenance.
  • Parcel Data Maintenance Process Improvement
    • The LIO completed the development of GIS-based tax parcel maps (except for the Village of Maple Bluff) in 2000 and transferred parcel map maintenance responsibilities to the Department of Planning and Development. In 2007, the Planning Department and the LIO developed a parcel maintenance process and application which addressed the following issues:
      •     Re-engineering workflows and introducing process improvements to gain staff efficiencies and improve data quality and currency
      •     Identifying and separating data maintenance and data enhancement activities
      •     Processing updates transactionally rather than the geographically-based batch process used for initial map development
      •     Clarifying roles and responsibilities for parcel data maintenance and technical support
      •     Implementing new GIS technology to support parcel map maintenance

Online Mapping:

The LIO continues to update and maintain our online mapping application (DCiMap). Please contact the LIO if you would like a GIS layer to be added to DCiMap. The LIO also will provide support on DCiMap procedures including creating mailing labels.
Visit our Open Data Portal to view other online mapping applications and web maps, and to download and discover GIS data.