Waikato District Council launches Maps Online

13 July 2015

Waikato District Council has launched its external map viewer. The new software which went live on Council’s website today, allows customers to view and search for:

  • a property
  • property and road boundaries
  • property and rating information
  • District Plan information
  • utilities information (water, wastewater and stormwater)
  • aerial photography.

Tony Whittaker, General Manager Strategy and Support, is excited about what the new map viewer offers to customers, “Maps Online gives our customers access to an incredible wealth of information. Our aim is to have all the information we collect about Waikato district available to our customers through the website.”

“Council has been using mapping tools internally to manage assets and deliver services for some time but this is the first time interactive maps are being made available to the public. The viewer is designed to be user-friendly for everyone and allows users to overlay a range of Waikato specific property, services and recreational information on top of birds-eye view maps.”

Maps Online has many features familiar to people who use Google Maps or Google Earth. It also offers other key features including the ability to annotate or make notes on maps.

“Users can add text and shapes to maps, measure distances and mark areas to say for example, ‘this is where the new shed will be,’” explained Mr Whittaker.

“We’re experiencing high development and growth in certain areas. The information available in Maps Online will be updated regularly to reflect changes in our district” Mr Whittaker said.

Some aerial photography in the map viewer is as recent as a few months. The latest aerial photos of Pokeno were captured using new drone technology which delivered top quality, hi-resolution photography.

Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team manages all of Council’s spatial information and will continually update the map viewer to keep up with the changing face of Waikato district.

Now all of the Waikato district can be seen via one public map viewer.
 


For more information please contact:

Nicole Nooyen
Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
07 824 8633 Extn: 5649
027 889 3084
nicole.nooyen@waidc.govt.nz