GIS property search added to Council website
13 July 2012
A new GIS Mapping Viewer allows visitors to Hamilton City Council’s website to find information on properties with just a few clicks of a mouse.
The GIS Mapping Viewer was launched this week, the latest in a suite of e-services available at www.hamilton.co.nz
and the first tool of its kind provided through a local government website. It is a free service.
Council’s Chief Information Officer Eion Hall says the new initiative means quick and easy access to the rating and property value information for any property in the city, through an on-screen search function.
“This is one of the most user-friendly additions to our website. You can search for any address in the city, and our GIS map tool will zoom right in on it,” Mr Hall says.
“From there, it’s a ‘click-through’ link to the online property file, with information about rates, land and capital value, as well as legal descriptions and property sizes.”
Mr Hall says the new GIS Mapping Viewer will be beneficial to people involved in the real estate sector, as well as home owners, prospective buyers and property developers.
GIS property mapping is available under the “Our Services” tab on the www.hamilton.co.nz
homepage. The GIS Mapping Viewer is compatible with all common computer and smartphone devices, including iPads, iPhones and other mobile digital technology.
A similar searchable database and GIS Mapping Viewer of cemetery sites also allows visitors to the Council’s website to search for the area of Hamilton Park Cemetery where loved ones have been laid to rest.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NAME: Eion Hall
DESIGNATION: Chief Information Officer
TEL (DIRECT): 02 838 6531
MOBILE: 021 796 269
NAME: Jeff Neems
DESIGNATION: Media Relations Executive
TEL (DIRECT): 07 838 6509
MOBILE: 021 818 564