Thursday, May 30, 2013

GIS with Google Maps


Online City Maps is a mapping platform that helps local government combine GIS and Google Maps to create great maps that provide important local information. Using the platform local government can easily create maps that combine local zoning and transportation issues with other data important to local residents such as garbage pick-up days and the locations of schools and city offices.

The Online City Maps homepage includes a gallery of some Google Maps applications that have been built by local authorities using the platform. At the bottom of the homepage you can also find links to Google Maps that provide guides to a number of worldwide cities, including New York, Paris and London. These mapped guides provide useful local information, such as the locations of museums, restaurants and hotels.
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