Creation of a Modernized Land Information System for Milwaukee County

by Kurt W. Bauer, (F.ASCE), Southeastern Wisconsin Regional, Planning Commission, Waukesha, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


This paper provides a case study of the creation of a parcel based land information system for a large metropolitan county. The paper describes the structure of the system and the technical specifications used in its creation; the attendant costs; the institutional structure created to implement the system utilizing a combination of public and private funding sources; and the work accomplished to date toward completion of the system, including work on the required remonumentation of the U.S. Public Land survey; on the required horizontal and vertical control surveys; on the large-scale topographic and cadastral mapping; and certain related activities. The Project provides for the creation over time of a decentralized parcel-based land information system in which individual participants add their own data to a common automated base map and under which that map becomes the medium through which a broad range of data can be readily exchanged between all of the participants.

Subject Headings: Land surveys | Topographic surveys | Mapping | Cadastral surveys | Information systems | Case studies | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Wisconsin | United States

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