Smart Maps at your fingertips

Info age: The new maps are designed to provide ease of access to information.
Info age: The new maps are designed to provide ease of access to information.

Marlborough District Council has responded to the technological needs of residents and visitors by taking another step forward in the digital world.

It has launched new Smart Maps, to provide online visitors with fast and easy access to information.

Chief information officer Stacey Young said the links are a good match for Marlborough.

"It took us three to four months to build it and to be sure everything aligns and works correctly," she said.

The maps can be viewed on smartphones and tablets as well as laptops and PCs, and are easy to print, she said.

Property files  | Blenheim bus routes  |  Blenheim CBD parking  | Camp sites  |  Walking and cycling  |  Playgrounds  | Public toilets  |  Rubbish and recycling  |  Cemeteries   |  Dog exercise areas  |  Facilities and attractions  |  Top of the south maps  |  Schools  |  Moorings  |  Liquor ban zones  |  Fire zones  |  Flood watch  |  Soils  |  Swimming water quality  |  The effect of earthquakes on groundwater  |  Wells  |  Census data  |  Dekho public  |  Murphy's Creek stormwater

The new property map combines three popular tasks on the council's website - property file searches, rates searches and mapping.

"We did this to make finding the information on a specific property faster and easier.

"Instead of typing in property numbers, addresses and valuations, you simply view the aerial map and click on the desired property and the smart map does all the work," she said.

The Smart Maps include cemeteries, and users can zoom in to find information on specific plots or search for an individual burial plot. Moorings and walking and cycling tracks can also be located and resource consent information is also shown.

"After reviewing the most popular tasks on our website and how they're related, we took things to the next level by providing more targeted information, " said Ms Young.


The Marlborough Express