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New interactive Lake County mapping tool launches

RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2009

TAVARES — The Lake County Office of Information Technology, Geographic Information Services (GIS) Division, launched a new interactive mapping Web page this month at http://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/gisweb/.

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The new interactive map is replacing an older version with the aid of a hardware and software upgrade to the County’s GIS data systems. The result for the end user is faster download times for maps, the availability of additional map layers and more functional search capabilities. In addition, the entire interactive map interface was completely redesigned for a sleeker and more user-friendly layout.

“There are a lot more layers available,” said Kevin Willis. Director of the Lake County GIS Division. “The old version has less than a dozen layers; the new one has more than 50 layers.”

A few of the new map layers available include County parks, trails, fire stations and fire hydrants. In addition to more map layers, the interactive map also contains more information on each individual parcel. Drawing stats from the Lake County Property Appraiser’s Web site, each parcel listing includes more property information, such as land value and assessed value.

“Hopefully, it’s just easier to use overall for the end user,” Willis said.

In case users have difficulties using the new interactive map, a new tool is added to the site that gives users the opportunity to submit suggestions or report bugs. The Lake County Office of Information Technology, Programming & Application Support Services Division, and the Office of Information Outreach designed the new site.

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