Land Surveying

Survey Information and Forms
Access to several survey forms including a list of surveyors.

Geodetic Control
Information for Land Surveyors
This section provides information on surveying in Wisconsin primarily as related to mapping. From here you have access to applications for statewide geodetic control stations and Public Land Survey System corners (PLSS), and CORS data for Wisconsin (including links to the WISCRS). Users can also obtain information pertaining to the Wisconsin Height Modernization Program (HMP), which improves the density of geodetic control stations listed in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) with accurate orthometric heights (elevations) throughout the state. In addition, our resource links provide quick access to a variety of survey-related topics.
NGS Data Explorer
The National Geodetic Survey Data Explorer is an interactive map to help you find control points.

Other Survey Links:
  • External link to original field survey notes conducted by the General Land Office between 1832 and 1866.
  • External link to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Land Survey Laws and Regulations.

Expansion of Moore Road in Barnes

They expanded Moore Road in Barnes and we didn't want to lose any of our section corners due to construction. This means going out, finding the reference pipe, using a metal detector to locate the corner, and then using GPS to mark the location so we can find it again in the future.

Pictures of the Moore Road Expansion and locating the section corners