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October 18, 2006

County to release web-based GIS application to public

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On October 11, 2006, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors received a demonstration of the County's new Geographic Information System Website [agenda item].  GIS Web will provide public access to the planning and property databases of Albemarle County in one easy to use application.  This sophisticated tool will offer incredible access to public information for citizens, realtors, and the development community. The Supervisors authorized the release of GIS Web to the general public before the end of 2006.

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Download_2 Download a PDF file with screen snapshots from the GIS Web prototype

(Image from Albemarle County's GIS Web showing Batesville with map layers for watersheds, historic districts, and conservation easements)

Citizens will have the ability to interact with and display on maps a multitude of data such as school districts, zoning types, conservation easements, aerial photos, and watershed boundaries.  In addition, citizens will be able to look-up public zoning notice signs and locations and perform data queries of recent property sales.  The results, including maps and even mailing labels of property owners, can be printed directly from GIS Web. In November, the County plans to integrate the development tracking and application system into GIS Web too.

(Image from Albemarle County's GIS Web showing Crozet with map layers for master plan roads and schools plus land use designations)

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Brian Wheeler


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