New mapping, data service expected to appealS

A new, user-friendly mapping service, featuring property information, district maps and specific views, on the Queenstown Lakes District Council website is expected to become more widely used.

Council GIS manager Ryan Clements said although the maps had always been available online, the new service was "much easier" to use and offered more options.

"It's simpler to navigate and has some extremely useful features that will be beneficial for a wider range of people, not just the planning community. The base maps can show the area in either an aerial or topographic view. From there you can apply filters to choose what information you wish to see."

Recreation view showed the location of parks, reserves and local walking and mountain-biking tracks.

District Plan view would enable users to look at what zoning applied to a particular piece of land and the Services view showed the location of council-owned and private pipes and other infrastructure.

The free service also allowed users to download an app to their smartphone or tablet device so they could search for information on the go.

"The uses of this service are endless, from finding out where your property's toby is to checking your boundary line or even mapping out a day-walk or mountain-bike trek," Mr Clements said.

People can access the new mapping service and the instructions on how to download the apps at



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