Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC)

Purpose and Benefits

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. The RPC re-selected Ayres Associates in April 2017 to continue its management and facilitation of the program.

There will be options for member participation in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Some members will be going to a 3-year cycle starting in 2018. The largest group will participate again in 2020, keeping the consistency of the 5-year cycle. The 2020 round will bring the largest opportunity for partner funding due to the mass.

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 2020. 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 2020.

WROC representatives will be hosting informational webinars describing the consortium approach and participation options in Fall of 2017. For more information, contact program managers Andy Faust or Zach Nienow