New features including aerial photography have been added to the City's GIS interactive map website, http://maps.cityoffortwayne.org.
Additional new items include maps of combined sewer outfalls, Rivergreenway trails, snow routes, and topographic lines. The website produces more than 10,000 maps per month.
The improved website offers identical maps for broadband and dialup connections. The website also prints to scale.
The original map webpage has been available since December 2003 and contains multiple theme-based layers that users can turn on and off as desired. Users can also perform a location search by address, street, park, or neighborhood association. This variety of functionality and features means the maps will benefit a wide range of Internet users.
Developers and businesses can access maps of sewer and water service areas and zoning information without making a phone call or visiting the
Educators can use City Council district, neighborhood association and census tract maps to help students understand the different functions of City government. Residents with an interest in historic districts, parks, garbage and recycling pickup days, and annexations can view maps about those topics online.