Welcome to WISE-Decade
The 2021 Ward Data Collection completed March 15, 2021.
This is a special occurrence that takes place only in the year following the U.S. Census. In years ending in '1', ward data collection is just prior to the start of local redistricting so that accurate municipal boundaries may be used by your County Land Information Officer to 'split' U.S. Census block geography to incorporate any missing annexations. Please also note that there will be no July municipal ward collection in 2021 as that will be incorporated into the local redistricting process. Normal January and July ward collection will resume in 2022.
March collection data published to LTSB's Open Data Page within the WISE-Decade tab.
Consolidated BAS & Data Collection Mapping Tool
What does the CBAS/Data Collection application do?
The CBAS/Data Collection application compares U.S. Census Bureau geography with local municipal data to generate a symmetrical difference, automatically enters the required attributes, filters for Census defined acceptable changes, and flags potential annexations not yet submitted to, or absorbed by, the U.S. Census Bureau. If you need help using WISE-Decade CBAS application, please refer to: WISE-Decade CBAS/Data Collection Tool Help Documentation.
What is BAS/CBAS?
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect information about selected legally defined geographic areas. The BAS is used to update information about the legal boundaries and names of all governmental units in the United States. The Census Bureau uses the boundary information collected in the BAS to tabulate data for the decennial and economic censuses, and annual estimates and surveys such as the Population Estimates Program and the American Community Survey.
To reduce the burden on local governments, and avoid the duplication of efforts, the Census Bureau offers consolidation agreements under the ‘Consolidated BAS’ (CBAS) program to counties that are interested in submitting boundary changes on behalf of the legal governments (incorporated places and minor civil divisions) within their jurisdiction. Once a local government agrees to the consolidation, the local government will no longer receive BAS materials from the Census. Instead, the county BAS respondent will be solely responsible for providing LTSB with all boundary updates. Then LTSB will submit all data on behalf of the state to the Census Bureau. For more information about BAS/CBAS, please refer to the Census Bureau's website.
Why did we create WISE-Decade CBAS?
WISE-LR: Wisconsin Shape Editor for Local Redistricting
Wisconsin’s Local Redistricting Group is pleased to announce the Local Redistricting Training Webinar Series
WISE-LR is a web application developed by the LTSB specifically for the state statutes of Wisconsin and local redistricting laws in 2021. WISE-LR will allow local officials, or their delegates, to create, analyze, and share county supervisory plans, municipal ward plans, and aldermanic plans with accurate demographic data. Every Wisconsin County Clerk, County Land Information Officer, and Municipal Clerk will be sent credentials and instructions on how to log-in to the WISE-LR Local Redistricting Software. If you need help using the WISE-LR application, please refer to: WISE-LR Help Documentation.
As with previous versions, the primary purpose of WISE-LR is for local government officials to draw their ward and supervisory districts. Additionally, the site may be used by any geographic boundaries where population matters! This may include school districts, special tax districts, aldermanic districts or many others. The system is designed to allow easy collaboration, data sharing, and data file creation as a module of WISE-Decade.