The new Geographic Information System (GIS) site on the City-County Web site (lincoln.ne.gov) offers users one-stop access to local mapping information and data. Improvements include the ability to measure approximate length and area and the integration of Google Street View, which allows users to view properties from ground level.
"The integration of mapping information and the corresponding data makes the new GIS site easier to use," said Mayor Beutler. "The new application also allows users to do more in less time, and that increases efficiency for everyone. This new site provides an outstanding foundation that the City and County can continue to build on with new developments and improvements in technology."
The GIS Web debuted in 1999 and has not seen significant changes since then. City and County departments have been working on the new site for three months. The Web site enhancements were built on technology the City currently owns. No tax dollars were spent on the creation of the new site with the exception of staff time.
Mayor Beutler praised the collaboration among the local agencies involved: the Lancaster County Assessor/Register of Deeds and Engineering Department; the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District; the Lincoln Electric System; the City-County Planning Department; and the City departments of Public Works and Utilities and Building and Safety.
"This Web-based application will become a portal for citizens to locate information across the City and County," said Jeff McReynolds, City-County GIS Program Manager. "The agencies involved have put forth great effort in collaborating internally to provide more efficient updates and to maintain the data. That means more efficient transparency of this information to the public."
A link to the new GIS Web site can be found on the home page at lincoln.ne.gov. Users will eventually be able to access it using the keyword "GIS." http://ags.lincoln.ne.gov/gisviewer