Wisconsin Coastal GIS Applications Project

Acquisition and Integration of Large-Scale Spatial Data to Support Hazard Damage Assessments of the Coastal Areas of Wisconsin


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Contents

Project Background
Project Summary
Project Scope of Work
Acknowledgements
Project Staff

Inventory of Existing Mapping Sources
Coastal GIS Data Survey for Lake Michigan Coastal Counties in Wisconsin
The Status of Digital Parcel Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties
The Status of Digital Planimetric/Topographic Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties
The Status of Digital Orthophotography in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties
The Status of Digital Soils Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties
The Status of Digital Land Use/Land Cover Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties

Acquisition and Integration of Existing Mapping Sources
Acquisition and Integration of Digital Parcel Mapping to Support Coastal Management Along the Lake Michigan Coast of Wisconsin (pdf file 3.4 MB)

Data Standards and Clearinghouse
Feasibility Study of Converting Parcel Mapping to Meet Federal Standards
Feasibility Study of Distributing Existing Large-Scale Mapping on WISCLINC


Project Background

This research project, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District is designed to integrate and aggregate large-scale, local government spatial data to support the analysis of the potential damages caused by storms in conjunction with high water levels in Lake Michigan. The digital spatial data to be integrated include: parcels, planimetric features, topography, digital orthophotos, land use, land cover, and soils. The location of the study covers a 1000 meter zone inland from the Lake Michigan shore in Wisconsin. In addition to the primary role of supporting the Lake Michigan Potential Damages Study, the research also serves as an early test of the ability of the Wisconsin Land Information Program to support collaborative regional efforts.


Project Scope of Work

Inventory of Existing Mapping Sources
The contractor will conduct an inventory of existing mapping sources, to include, but not be limited to, digital parcel mapping, planimetric and/or topographic mapping, land use, land cover, soils data, and digital orthophotography.

Identify Mapping Coverage Gaps
The contractor will identify mapping coverage gaps in the 11 counties bordering Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. The contractor will note if mapping is in the "works" and give an estimate on completion, or note if no mapping exists at all. It is important to list the accuracies, date, data format, file size, data access, and sharing policies of the existing map sources.

Cost Estimates for Completion of Mapping
The contractor will complete cost estimates for filling data gaps in the mapping coverage identified along the shoreline. The contractor will contact jurisdictions that have not completed digital parcel mapping in the coastal study area and identify specific resources needed to complete parcel mapping in these areas.

Acquisition of Existing Large-Scale Mapping
The contractor will acquire existing digital parcel mapping, planimetric and topographic mapping, land use, land cover, soils data, and digital orthophotography for the 1000 meter Lake Michigan coastal study area, limited to data in the public domain available at the cost of reproduction and within the amount allocated for data acquisition in the project budget.

Integration of Existing Large-Scale Mapping
The contractor will integrate existing digital parcel mapping, planimetric and topographic mapping, land use, land cover, soils data, and digital orthophotography into a common coordinate system (UTM 16 in meters) and file format (latest Arc/Info) to support the COE Lake Michigan Potential Damages study.

Feasibility Study of Converting Parcel Mapping to Meet Federal Standards
The contractor will examine the feasibility of converting the digital parcel mapping for the Lake Michigan coastal study area to conform with the FGDC and meet Tri-Services content standards.

Feasibility Study of Distributing Existing Large-Scale Mapping on WISCLINC
The contractor will examine the feasibility of distributing existing digital parcel mapping, planimetric and topographic mapping, land use, land cover, soils data, and digital orthophotography for the 1000 meter Lake Michigan coastal study area through the Wisconsin Land Information Clearinghouse (WISCLINC).


Acknowledgements

This research was conducted as part of an agreement between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District under the supervision of David Barilovich.


Project Staff

Principal Investigators

Allen H. Miller
Assistant Director for Advisory Services
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Email: ahmiller@seagrant.wisc.edu

Bernard J. Niemann, Jr.
Professor - Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, and Cooperative Extension
Director - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: bniemann@facstaff.wisc.edu

Stephen J. Ventura
Associate Professor - Environmental Studies and Soil Science
Associate Director - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: sventura@facstaff.wisc.edu

Project Staff

David Hart
Coastal GIS Specialist
Univerity of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Research Assistant - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Email: dahart@facstaff.wisc.edu

Doug Tallman
Data Integration - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
Formerly with the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Now with the University of California-Santa Barbara
Email: dtallman@bren.ucsb.edu

David Blough
Data Integration - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Email: dblough@geography.wisc.ed

JoAnne Kruepke
Data Integration - Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Email: jkruepke@students.wisc.edu


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