Wednesday, September 23, 2009

GIS on Oxford's Website

[via] Thanks to a Geographic Information System recently installed on the town's website, town officials, land use boards, residents and others can readily access maps and other information about local properties.

In fact, they can tap into information about properties in other towns as well.

A GIS integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares and displays geographic information.

It is a vehicle for organizing a town's inventory and allows people to visualize the assets of the town.

The town acquired the program via a Federal Transportation Fund grant obtained by the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley.

Oxford is one of eight towns in the 13-town region that now has the system.

The database contains 5,704 maps with information that can be updated, reproduced and distributed.

The aerial maps were provided to the company by AT&T.

The work cost COG $36,000.

To access the information, residents need only visit the town's website,, and tap into the appropriate link. Or residents can visit and click on "Oxford."


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