So why use a geographical web map? The old saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ – is so true when using a geographical web map. You can zoom in and look at a house or property, view population trends, the slope on a mountain where a fire has burned, where the nearest fire station is located, or determine the zoning of a parcel. That’s the kind of thing where words don’t describe it and a picture helps to clarify and support the descriptions. Users get the complete picture of what’s out there.
County leaders and departments can use a geographical web map to view and evaluate county data for a variety of uses and to assist in part of their decision-making process, such as land use or to view flood or fire areas. They can fly in, see where the roads, railroads, and parcels are and the areas around it.
Public and commercial users also benefit using a geographical web map. Not only is the data more manageable, comprehensive, and accessible… it is easier to share. For example, a person buys a piece of land in the middle of the forest and wants to know where it is in relation to the area, or on the business side, a real estate agent would find it very helpful assisting with property sales.
The updates to the website include some of these new features:
· Map Portal:
To help better understand the spatial nature of locations within Plumas County, we’ve created an interactive map portal showcasing maps that will be of interest to the citizens of Plumas County.
Maps include parcels, zoning, boundaries, districts, population statistics, and many more. Users will be able to search an address or parcel, turn layers on and off, query a community or place, perform simple analysis, measure or draw on the map, change the basemap, print the map, ascertain a geolocation (mobile use only) or use the Google Street View feature.
Additional interactive maps will be added as time allows and in response to specific requests by the users of the site.