Monday, November 14, 2011
Steamboat Springs The city of Steamboat Springs recently launched a new interactive mapping site designed to make it easier to search for and get information about local properties.
Mary Schuette, the city’s GIS coordinator, said the site was designed to help city staff as well as members of the public, including Realtors, property owners, potential buyers and anyone else looking up information about Steamboat properties. She said it replaced an older version.
“This mapping site is more intuitive and user-friendly — easier to figure out, basically,” Schuette said. “It actually contains more of our GIS data, more data layers are available. And it has advanced search options. One other thing people would be interested in, it has the ability to export search results into (Microsoft) Word format.”
The interactive mapping site can be found here.
Schuette, who was hired by the city to develop the map and worked on it for two months, said it runs on the latest version of Environmental Systems Research Institute software that allows users to customize their maps. She said a user can gather information by clicking on a parcel to get the address, owner’s name, property and zoning type, and subdivision name.
And the site links to the Routt County Assessor’s Office website.
The site also includes the city’s bus routes and trails on Howelsen Hill, Schuette said. She said it soon would include the trails at Steamboat Ski Area.
In the future, Schuette said the mapping site also would include additional tools such as information about how a parcel could be developed, building documents and permitting information.
“All internal feedback I’ve received and actually some from the public is 100 percent positive,” she said. “Everyone is very impressed with the site.”
— To reach Jack Weinstein, call 970-871-4203 or email jweinstein@SteamboatToday.com