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Prince George’s County Planning Department Announces Enhancements To “PGAtlas” Mapping Tool
UPPER MARLBORO, MD - The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission recently introduced several new enhancements to PGAtlas , a no cost web-based mapping tool that offers users immediate access to a wealth of information throughout Prince George’s County.
A robust web application developed over the past eighteen years, PGAtlas displays a wide range of digital map information linked to commonly requested data such as Parcel Boundaries, Zoning, Overlay Zones, Development Activities, Tax Assessment, Tree Conservation Plans, Floodplain, Municipality and Political Boundaries and current and historic Aerial Photography. With the addition of its newest enhancements, PGAtlas now gives users the option to:
- Provides direct access to Google Street View imagery, and oblique (side view) imagery. Users can now search for an address and retrieve aerial, oblique and street view imagery.
- Adds several elevation datasets (shaded relief and digital elevation model).
- Locate new construction projects and multifamily sites
- Create address labels.
- Receive weekly Development Notification updates of development applications accepted by the Planning Department.
According to Michael Shean, PGAtlas Supervisor, “the Planning Department is committed to increasing public access and transparency of geographic information by providing data through a variety of formats and creating leading edge applications.” Applications are available on the Planning Department’s map gallery page, http://gisdata.pgplanning.org/publicgallery/
For questions regarding GIS applications or data, please contact the M-NCPPC Planning Department’s Information Management Division at 301.952.3918, email@example.com . Periodic PGAtlas training sessions are also offered at the Planning Department’s offices in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and staff are available for presentations to civic organizations and community groups.