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Save the Date for MMGUG September 27

Join us for our 2017 Milwaukee Metropolitan GIS User Group - this year hosted at Humboldt Park Beer Garden!

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Save the Date for GITA October 16

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association and hosted by the Alliant Energy. Speakers representing Wisconsin Emergency Management, UW Madison, and the Public Service Commission will showcase their work on map design, infographics, and story maps.

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Parcel Owner Updates now quarterly!

The Land Information Office is now providing quarterly updates to owner information for parcels in ALL municipalities, on the same schedule as cadastral updates. This is an improvement from annual updates made to non-Milwaukee municipalities. We hope this will serve you better! Questions? Contact us at MCLIOservices@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

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You're Invited: April 26 GITA meeting on Data Collection Solutions

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Data Collection Solutions seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association and hosted by the American Transmission Company (ATC) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Speakers from Green Bay Water Utility, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the City of Kenosha/Ruekert & Mielke, and Peoples Gas will present on a variety of interesting topics. To register, contact Thomas Tym at TymT@AyresAssociates.com or (262) 523-4488.

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Save the Date: Pictometry training March 23

Save the date! Pictometry, our provider of aerial photography and web-based imagery analysis tools, will be visiting in Milwaukee County on Thursday, March 23, 2017 to provide training to new and existing Connect Explorer users. Staff from Milwaukee County and its municipalities are welcome to attend one of three two hour sessions beginning at 8:15 am, 10:30 am, and 2:00 pm at the Milwaukee County courthouse. Stay tuned for registration and further details.

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LiDAR-derived vegetation now available

With the aid of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), the MCLIO has recently finished processing the 2015 LiDAR flight to extract approximate canopy polygons. The ground-classified LAS files were further classified to deliniate vegetation points 8 ft tall or higher (but under 100 ft), and planar features such as building roofs were removed. The final product is available via Dropbox in a zipped file geodatabase. We recommend overlaying the vegetation polygons on top of our 2015 aerial photography! However, keep in mind that the data contains noise; some of the features mistakenly detected as vegetation (think semi trucks, electrical wires) based on height range alone will require manual processing to remove. We encourage you to download the data and let us know how you use and modify it for your needs.

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Who's My County Supervisor? New Interactive Map Training Available

Have you ever wondered, "who is my County Supervisor?" or "what school district is my property in?" The MCLIO interactive map can help you answer these questions and more; check out our new Interactive Map training tutorial. Questions? Ideas for other tutorials? Email us at MCLIOservices@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

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"MCAMLIS" Silverlight Viewer to redirect in 2017

Happy New Year! As the saying goes, "Out with the old and in with the new!" The LIO will discontinue the "MCAMLIS" Interactive Map Silverlight viewer on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The website URL will redirect automatically to our HTML5 viewer, which is supported across all browsers and devices. Training for the HTML5 viewer is now available for county employees from the Learning Management System; just search "map." Other users can continue to check our resources page for new tutorial exercises or contact us at MCLIOservices@milwaukeecountywi.gov with questions.

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