On October 11, 2006, the

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

received a demonstration of the County’s new Geographic Information System Website [

agenda item



will provide public access to the planning and property databases of Albemarle County in one easy to use application.  This sophisticated tool will offer incredible access to public information for citizens, realtors, and the development community.

The Supervisors authorized the release of GIS Web to the general public before the end of 2006


Listen to the podcast at the bottom of this post

Download a PDF file with screen snapshots

from the GIS Web prototype

(Image from Albemarle County’s


showing Batesville with map layers for watersheds, historic districts, and conservation easements)

Citizens will have the ability to interact with and display on maps a multitude of data such as school districts, zoning types, conservation easements, aerial photos, and watershed boundaries.  In addition,

citizens will be able to look-up public zoning notice signs

and locations and

perform data queries of recent property sales

.  The results, including maps and even mailing labels of property owners, can be printed directly from GIS Web. In November, the County plans to integrate the

development tracking and application system

into GIS Web too.

(Image from Albemarle County’s


showing Crozet with map layers for master plan roads and schools plus land use designations)

Podcast produced by Charlottesville Tomorrow * Player by Odeo

Listen using player above or download the podcast:

Download 20061011-BOS-GIS.mp3

Brian Wheeler


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