Monday, February 23, 2009

Castle Rock mapping website free for public use

The Castle Rock town in Colorado, USA through its Castle Rock Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has made its latest mapping technology available to the public.

Chief technology officer Kevin Capp and GIS Administrator Bobbie Peters unveiled the new Web site,, at the Feb. 17 town council meeting.

"Our GIS Division is pleased to launch a Web page that citizens can use to access information about the town, 24/7," Peters said. "We hope that residents find the site to be a useful tool where they can get answers to their questions and maybe learn a little about what GIS has to offer."

Residents could log on to any time of the day or night to access such information as:

- The zoning (permissible uses) of a property

- The distance from their house to a fire hydrant for insurance purposes

- Snow plowing route priorities

- Search tools for specific addresses or nearby parks

Residents also can zoom in on an area and print the map for themselves, or e-mail the PDF of their custom-made map to a friend.

Capp says that the GIS mapping will be a helpful economic development tool for the town and business owners alike.

Try it the online interactive maps here. I posted a screen shot above.


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