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October 18, 2006

County to release web-based GIS application to public

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.

ListenListen to the podcast at the bottom of this post

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

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(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.

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

Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * Player by Odeo

Listen using player above or download the podcast: Download 20061011-BOS-GIS.mp3

Brian Wheeler

June 30, 2006

New calendar resources

Trumba_150x36I just outfitted the Charlottesville Tomorrow website with new calendar software offered by a company named Trumba.  I am very impressed with their program.  It offers the following helpful features to people interested in tracking meetings and events:

  • The ability to receive alerts about calendar changes
  • An RSS feed of the meetings (Feed URL -- What is RSS?)
  • The ability to import appointments into MS Outlook

Please send me your feedback and let me know if you find this version of the calendar an improvement.  Brian Wheeler

May 22, 2006

City has a new website

CharlottesvillewebsiteSometime in the past month the City of Charlottesville rolled out a new website.  I must have missed all the fanfare, but I did find all my links to their old site broken today!  So with the links repaired, I'll encourage residents to check out the new resources online.

Here are a few goodies on the much improved site:

I have not found any RSS feeds or ways to track page modifications.  I hope we can get that functionality added in the near future.  If you find something interesting or want to critique the upgrade, please make a comment below!

Brian Wheeler