WisDOT GPS on BM status Map: https://wisdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9f00da9c32da4e519bd035591abc09c9
NOTE THAT WE ARE AWARE THAT THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THE DISPLAY OF THE HEXAGONS ON THE ABOVE MAP. It is an issue on NGS side, we are working to get it resolved. Only hexagons are affected, the completed stations and number of station observations are unaffected.
In the Wisconsin Height Modernization (WI-HMP) Program, there are approximately 5,288 Vertical only stations and 3,553 stations with a Horizontal component for a total of 8841 stations
WisDOT has performed many additional observations that do not yet appear on the NGS OPUS share map nor GPS on BM PRIORITY MARK LIST below
OPUS Share Solutions per NGS OPUS share Dashboard (Based on Observation Date)
Shared Observations prior to Sept, 2020 66
Shared Observations September, 2020 62
Shared Observations October, 2020 101
Shared Observations November, 2020 111
Shared Observations December, 2020 145
Shared Observations January, 2021 102
Shared Observations February, 2021 100
Shared Observations March, 2021 214 (Updated since last report)
Shared Observations April, 2021 200 (Updated since last report)
Shared Observations May, 2021 222 (Updated since last report)
Shared Observations June, 2021 120
Total Shared Observations
September 8, 2020
December 3, 2020
January 4, 2021
February 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
April 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
July 6, 2021
10 Km NGS GPSonBM Hexagons Completed
NGS has divided the entire nation into a series of 10 Km hexagons. One goal of the WisDOT’s GNSS Observation on passive stations project is to get one observation in every Wisconsin 10 KM hexagon. There are 1833 hexagons in Wisconsin. Hexagons that are DONE are a result of either an OPUS share station observation or a station submitted to NGS via Bluebooking within a hexagon.
WE ARE STILL SECOND IN THE NATION WITH A TOTAL OF 1083 10 KM HEXAGONS COMPLETED. Minnesota has 2649 completed, Illinois has 977 and North Carolina has 731
GPS on BM PRIORITY MARK LIST (NGS)
NGS has produced a prioritized list of bench marks where additional GPS data would be helpful to help define the new 2022 Geoid model. Providing GPS on stations with leveled elevations will help to relate the GPS derived ellipsoid height with the leveled elevation of these marks. The stations on the Priority List are chosen by computer generated algorithms based on station location and metadata without regard to its status as a WI-HMP station. Currently, there are about 15,000 NGS benchmarks (both WI-HMP stations and non WI-HMP) in Wisconsin. Most non WI-HMP stations have relatively little current survey value, but may have important older surveys tied to them.
Number of stations on list
Number of stations Completed
Percent of NGS Priority Marks Completed
Percent Completed of 3553 Horizontal WI-HMP Stations
ORIGINAL HARN STATIONS (OR REPLACEMENTS) DONE One goal of the WisDOT’s GNSS Observation on passive stations project is to get two observations on all original HARN stations or their replacements in Wisconsin. There are 80 Stations in total. The original HARN stations are a higher accuracy station and provided the initial control from which all other horizontal stations in Wisconsin were surveyed from.
HARN Stations Completed
May 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
Remaining (10): ARCADIA GPS Trempealeau Co, DURAND GPS (Pepin Co), EXELAND GPS (Sawyer Co), FOND DU LAC GPS (FdL Co), HAYWARD GPS (Sawyer Co), JANESVILLE GPS (Rock Co), MANITOWISH WATERS GPS (Vilas Co), RHINELANDER GPS AZ MK (Oneida Co), SHEBOYGAN FALLS GPS RESET (Sheb Co), WEST BEND GPS (Washington Co). MILWAUKEE GPS has been destroyed.
List of Non-WisDOT Partners (that I am aware of) that have or are planning to submit OPUS Share observations
J.W. Austin Associates of Minocqua, Vernon County, LaCrosse County, Dodge County, Dunn County, Brown County, Sheboygan County, Washington County, Burnett County, Manitowoc County, Jackson County, Clark County, Sawyer County, Washington County, Oneida County, Washburn County, Lincoln County, City of Madison, Landtech Surveying of Oconomowoc, Seiler Instruments, Leica Geosystems, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC),
Mick Heberlein, PLS, PS, CFedS
WisDOT, Office of Surveying & Mapping
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The Women Surveyors Summit, hosted by Future Surveyors Foundation, is held to support and promote diversity in the land surveying profession. This online, virtual event is the 2nd Women Surveyors Summit. This is a "for women, by women" event and will include opportunities for continuing education. Networking, a panel discussion, and a seminar with breakouts are scheduled. All women in the profession are invited, from entry level to licensed land surveyors.
With your registration, you will receive an Event T-shirt (delivered after the event)!
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 22, 2021 Thursday
July 23, 2021 Friday
To Register, go to www.futuresurveyors.org and look for Women Surveyors Summit link in top right corner.
Virginia Winberg, PS
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) are pleased to announce the release of the Version 7 (V7) Statewide Parcel Map Database, the newest iteration of Wisconsin’s statewide digital parcel map.
Wisconsin V7 Statewide Parcel Map Webpage – For statewide downloads (as file geodatabase), individual county downloads, schema documentation, and more
Wisconsin Statewide Parcel App
Wisconsin Statewide Parcel Map REST Services
THIS DATA IS PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE, HOWEVER,
IF YOU USE WISCONSIN’S PARCEL DATA, WE ASK THAT YOU
LET US KNOW IN THE V7 FEEDBACK FORM
Knowing why the data matters to your business needs is crucial for us to justify offering this service into the future.
After you have gotten a chance to take a look, thank you for letting us know how you use statewide parcel data!
Wisconsin Land Information Program
Wisconsin Land Information Program
News and information regarding Wisconsin efforts with GPS on BM.
From the Wisconsin State Cartographers Office
For those of you who receive it, there is also information in the June, 2021 Wisconsin Professional Surveyor
Keep up the great work,
Now for a number of years the two Chapters have held a joint meeting. They usually try to find a location that was easy to get to by members of both Chapters. This year the meeting was at Brigham County Park which is right next to Blue Mounds State Park but without the stickers. President Harvey addressed the group. The members were happy to be meeting in person in a great location. The Southwest Chapter provided the shelter and Madison brought the food. MASC President Bob O'Neill did the cooking. Both Chapters had brief business meetings. And mother nature provided the sunset.
I went looking and found the new version of A-E 7 is online. Check out the Legislative page and look up Administrative Code or just click on the link https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0ALAEUDLmaTZnUk9PVA
At the Examining Board meeting it was announced that there are a shortage of members both professional and citizen on many of the Sections. In the Professional Land Surveyors Section, only Nathan Vaughn is actually a current professional member. The other two are serving with expired terms. If anyone is interested in serving, they will need to fill out the application on the Governor's website. The one Citizen member's term expires on July 1, 2021. There is also one vacant Citizen member position.
Don't forget to vote by email to email@example.com and indicate your three favorite photos. Cash prizes for the winners. Please vote by May 15. Winners will be in the June issue of the Wisconsin Professional Surveyor. You can view the photos by clicking clicking on Members Area and then Library or clicking here
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