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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

As the state agency responsible for natural resource management and environmental conservation in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources requires timely, efficient and effective access to information about the state's land, water, and air resources. The DNR GIS Program Mission is to provide core geospatial technology infrastructure, tools and services to support DNR program operations, policy evaluation, and decision-making.

Infrastructure and services for GIS implementation at the DNR are managed within the Bureau of Technology Services (BTS). BTS provides services to DNR programs and projects to support the application of GIS technology within the agency. Services available to DNR programs and staff include:

  • GIS architecture & infrastructure maintenance
  • GIS application development
  • GIS consulting services & technical support
  • GIS database development & data repository management
  • Cartographic products
  • Geospatial analysis

Services provided to the public include:

  • DNR geospatial data sharing
  • Data visualization & access via DNR web mapping applications
  • Participation in inter-agency GIS initiatives
Contact information
For information or comments on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the DNR, contact:
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
GIS Services Section, BTS/1
PO BOX 7921
101 South Webster St
Madison WI 53707-7921
Last revised: Wednesday September 26 2012