TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Information Technology’s divisions of Geographic Information Services (GIS) and Programming & Application Support Services recently released a new online interactive map named City View at http://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/CityView/, which displays zoning and future land use for eight participating municipalities in a single Web application.
“Re-using existing data, the application takes advantage of both Lake County and municipal sources of information resulting in a collaborative effort that promotes synergy and eliminates duplication of work,” said Kevin Willis, Director of the Lake County GIS Division.
Lake County GIS has hosted several municipal Web maps featuring zoning and future-land use data over the years. Originally, eight separate Web maps were hosted as a courtesy to the local municipalities. When the County’s GIS Division upgraded to a more efficient server platform, it created an opportunity to upgrade the City View maps as well. Municipalities featured in the City View map include Astatula, Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Groveland, Mount Dora, Tavares and Umatilla.
“Combining all the municipal data into two layers — zoning and future land use — and creating a single Web map to query and display the data has saved development and maintenance time for County staff,” Willis said. “For city staff, time once spent answering phone calls and inquiries concerning land use codes can now be redirected to more productive work. It has also provided valuable information to the public in a single location.”
For more information about the creation of the City View map, read the case study. For more information about the Lake County GIS Division, call (352) 742-6551.