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