Supplemental Information and Resources

Information and Resources
Amending a Comprehensive Plan



    Topic Specific Definitions
      Glossary of Terms

      Ascent Land Records - A software used for the management of real estate parcels.

      BOA - Board of Adjustment 

      CAD - Computer Aided Dispatch, A computer-based system, which aids PSAP Telecommunicators by automating selected dispatching and record keeping activities.

      CSM - Certified Survey Map

      DMA - Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs

      DNR - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

      DOA - Wisconsin Department of Administration

      ECWRPC - East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

      ESInet - Emergency Services IP Network

      Farmland Preservation - A program is to help local governments that want to preserve farmland through local planning and zoning, and to provide tax relief to farmers who participate.

      FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

      GIS - A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.  GIS is more than just software. People and methods are combined with geospatial software and tools, to enable spatial analysis, manage large datasets, and display information in a map/graphical form.

      GOEDC - Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation

      GPS - Global Positioning System

      IDB - Industrial Development Board

      LRC - Land Records Council

      Land Records Modernization Plan - The purpose of the land information plan is to meet WLIP requirements and aid in county planning for land records modernization.

      LiDAR - Light Detection and Ranging

      LIO - Land Information Officer

      LION - Land Information Officers Network

      LTSB - Wisconsin Legislative Technology Services Bureau

      MSAG - Master Street Address Guide

      NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service

      Orthophotography - An aerial photograph or satellite imagery geometrically corrected ("orthorectified") such that the scale is uniform.

      Parcel - A division of land developed for the sole purpose of creating a complete, accurate, and equitable unit of taxation in support of taxpayers, contributing a fair share of support for the community services received.

      P and Z Committee - Planning and Zoning Committee

      Plat of Survey - A survey performed to define and mark the boundaries of an existing parcel of land.

      PLSS - Public Land Survey System

      RPL - The Real Property Lister (RPL) keeps maps and records of all real property ownership, prints the name of the owner and legal description of each parcel as of the assessment date of each year, in the assessment rolls, tax rolls, and

      property records.

      Redistricting - Redistricting is the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries to adjust for shifts in population and to ensure proper representation for all potential voters in a given geographic area.  

      ROD - Register of Deeds

      SCO - Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office

      Tapestry - Online system to access county recorded land records from the Register of Deeds office.

      The New North - The regional marketing and economic development corporation for the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin.

      Tie Sheet - A map showing a survey monument with distances and directions to surrounding objects.

      USDA - United States Department of Agriculture

      WEM - Wisconsin Emergency Management

      WINGS - Winnebago County Geographic Information Systems

      WLIA - Wisconsin Land Information Association

      WLIP - Wisconsin Land Information Program