Town of Wausau

Approached by the Town of Wausau to create a survey that would measure the opinions of residents regarding municipal services, WIPPS enlisted Professor of Geography and GIS specialist Jim McCluskey. In addition to designing the survey, WIPPS employed student interns to input and collate data. Of 900 surveys sent, over 500 were returned for a 60% response rate. Professor McCluskey assisted the project by adding a key mapping overlay component so that the Town could visually understand how different geographic areas of the town responded to various issues such as gun use for hunting, dog leash laws, and road construction. Results of the survey were delivered to the Town Board in February 2011.