Wisconsin Coastal GIS Applications Project

Coastal GIS Publications


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Conference Proceedings

2000. Who Owns the Coast? Applications of an Integrated Digital Parcel Map for the Lake Michigan Coast of Wisconsin" Coastal GeoTools '01 Proceedings. (with A. Vargas)

1998. "Customized Geographic Information Systems Training for Coastal and Marine Resource Managers" 1998 ESRI User Conference Proceedings. (with M. Rink and A. Miller).

1997. "Developing GIS Applications for Coastal Management in Wisconsin Local Government" 1997 ESRI User Conference Proceedings. (with A. Miller, B. Niemann, and S. Ventura).

1997. "Coastal GIS Applications in Wisconsin" Coastal Zone '97. Vol. 2, pp. 718-720 (with A. Miller, B. Niemann, and S. Ventura).

1995. "Support for Development of Coastal GIS Applications in Wisconsin". GIS/LIS '95 Proceedings. Vol. 1, pp. 388-398. (with B. Niemann, S. Ventura, and A. Miller).

Project Reports

2000. Issues in Acquiring and Integrating Digital Parcel Mapping For Use in Coastal Management Along the Lake Michigan Coast of Wisconsin

The primary objective of this research is to assess the issues associated with the acquisition and integration of digital parcel mapping generated at the local level of government so that it can be utilized to support decision-making about coastal management at a regional scale. It examines the status of digital parcel mapping along the Lake Michigan coast of Wisconsin and the presents the results of an effort to acquire and integrate digital parcel mapping from local governments for a 1000-meter zone inland from the Lake Michigan shore in Wisconsin. Four key factors were identified related to the acquisition of digital parcel mapping from coastal local governments. These include the number of contact points for data requests, the cost of data acquisition, the time required to receive data after the request is made, and restrictions placed on the use and dissemination of digital data. Nine factors were identified that affect the ability to integrate data for use in analysis and decision-making related to regional-scale issues. Many of these are technical in nature. They include: (1) the media used for the transfer of files; (2) the size of the files received; (3) the extent to which the parcel data are documented, (4) the software format of the digital files; (5) the number of map tiles comprising digital parcel mapping for the coastal study area; (6) the compilation methods used for digital parcel mapping; (7) the coordinate system and datum; (8) the data structure of the digital parcel mapping; and (9) the status of coding digital parcel mapping with parcel identification numbers along with the ability to create a linkage between digital parcels and tax roll data to support thematic mapping of ownership and assessment information. Through August 16, 2000, approximately 2 years after initial data requests, digital parcel mapping has been integrated for 489.7 of 540.1 shoreline miles (91%) of the Lake Michigan coast in Wisconsin. A linkage between tax roll data and digital parcel mapping has been made for 386.6 of 540.1 shoreline miles (72%), allowing some analysis of coastal property ownership and value.

1998. Coastal GIS Data Survey for Lake Michigan Coastal Counties in Wisconsin. Prepared for the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.

This report provides a 1998 inventory of large-scale, spatial data for the 11 Lake Michigan coastal counties in Wisconsin.

1998. The Status of Digital Parcel Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit Distirct.

This report analyzes the results of the Coastal GIS Data Survey as related to digital parcel mapping. The first section of the report is a summary of the status of digital parcel mapping in Lake Michigan coastal counties. The second section is a review of digital parcel mapping in each Lake Michigan coastal county.

1998. The Status of Digital Planimetric and Topographic Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit Distirct.

This report analyzes the results of the Coastal GIS Data Survey as related to digital planimetric and topographic mapping. The first section of the report is a summary of the status of digital planimetric and topographic mapping in Lake Michigan coastal counties. The second section is a review of digital planimetric and topographic mapping in each Lake Michigan coastal county.

1998. The Status of Digital Orthophotos in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit Distirct. (with D. Tallman)

This report provides background information on digital orthophotos, summarizes the status and specifications of digital orthophotos in Lake Michigan coastal counties, and estimates the cost to complete USGS digital orthophoto quarter quads in those counties not yet complete.

1998. The Status of Digital Soils Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit Distirct. (with D. Tallman)

This report provides background information on digital soils mapping by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), summarizes the status and specifications of digital soils mapping in Lake Michigan coastal counties, and estimates the cost to complete NRCS digital soils mapping in those counties not yet complete.

1998. The Status of Digital Land Use/Land Cover Mapping in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Counties. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit Distirct. (with D. Blough)

This report provides background information on digital land use and land cover mapping and summarizes the status and specifications of digital land use mapping by the Bay-Lake RPC and Southeastern Wisconsin RPC and digital land cover mapping by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

1998. Demonstration of a State-Level Natural Hazards GIS for the Lake Michigan Coast in Wisconsin. Prepared for the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. (with T. Miller).

Other Publications

2000. Building a Horizontally and Vertically Integrated Coastal GIS Using Local Government Spatial Data: The Case of Coastal Erosion Hazards on the Lake Michigan Coast of Wisconsin. PhD. Dissertation. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 294 pp.

On-Line Publications

1997. Managing the Coasts of Wisconsin: The Application of GIS to Coastal Resource Management. Planning Wisconsin Seminar. February 11, 1997. (with A. Miller).

1997. A Resource Guide for Great Lakes Coastal Hazards in Wisconsin


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