Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC)

The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) is a multi-entity group. The goal of the consortium is to build and sustain a multi-participant program to acquire digital orthoimagery and elevation data throughout Wisconsin. The WROC approach brings a number of potential benefits to participants including cost savings, specifications and standards support, customized datasets, data sharing between members and partners, and procurement support.

Next round

The next round of WROC is underway. North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) will once again coordinate and lead the Consortium. In 2021, the RPC extended its agreement with Ayres Associates to facilitate the Consortium and provide geospatial services to its members and partners.

There will be options for participation in 2023, 2024, and 2025. A number of member counties will be going to a 3-year cycle starting in 2023. Another group of counties will fly in 2024.The largest group will participate again in 2025, keeping the consistency of the 5-year cycle. Member counties flying in 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be eligible for partner funding.

The aerial mapping services provided under WROC will continue to evolve to meet the needs of local government members and partner organizations. This will be achieved through a coordinated, county-by-county approach over the next three years, with participation peaking in 2025. Program representatives will work with all private, federal, and state partners to build the program into regional datasets. WROC has a stated goal of achieving statewide coverage by the end of 2025.

WROC representatives will be hosting meetings across the state to discuss the consortium approach and participation options for 2023-25. If you are interested in meeting, please contact program managers Andy Faust or Zach Nienow

Community Economic Recovery Guidebook – 2011

This Guide is designed for Economic Development Organizations, Civic Leaders & Elected Officials and Chamber of commerce & Business Support Groups.

These core stakeholders are flanked by small business owners who could be affected by disaster and by emergency managers who provide preparedness and response leadership for the community. Coordination between them is essential for stabilization an preservation of the local economy after a natural disaster.

Wisconsin Shoreland Zoning Revision NR 115 Guidebook – 2011

Wisconsin County Code Administrators (WCCA) received a contract from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 2010 to develop guidance for county zoning staff and county zoning committees for the implementation of the administrative rule NR 115 Wisconsin’s shoreland protection program. Through this guidebook WCCA intends to: 1) Provide its membership guidance on the model shoreland protection ordinance. 2) Attempt to explain NR 115 and make it clear where we feel there is ambiguity and address how counties can continue to provide greater protection for the resource. 3) Provide a menu of policy and procedure options for zoning staff to use in developing their revised county shoreland ordinances and in administering them.