The DATCP-hosted 590 site includes the “Wisconsin 590 Nutrient Management Restrictions" GIS web-mapping application. This interactive application duplicates many of the GeoPDF functions and allows users to select areas of interest and create maps that span multiple sections.
Access http://datcpgis.wi.gov/, click the link "Wisconsin 590 Nutrient Management Restrictions", and click "Proceed". The site has standard GIS tools such as Zoom, Pan, Identify, etc. In addition, there are Markup tools that function in a manner similar to the markup in the GeoPDF files. Pan and Zoom are also integrated in the north arrow.
The user guide steps through examples of how to use the various tools. It starts with the Query tool to find a township-range and moves through how to zoom to a specific section, add markup, extract markup, export markup, upload markup, print, draw polygons and calculate their perimeter and area, and access soil layer attributes.
This application also includes tools to create georeferenced files that can be utilized in ESRI’s ArcMAP or open source GIS software. One tool exports point and polygon markup (but not text) as shapefiles. The other integrates markup (including text), vector layers and imagery into a single georeferenced image file.
In cooperation with WI DATCP, the UW-Madison's Nutrient and Pest Management Program has produced a two-page informational handout explaining the terms used for 590 maps. It also contains a detailed legend for the maps.