The current map is less user friendly. (Saanich GIS Map Service/District of Saanich)

Saanich launches upgraded online public service map

Map has various layers including parks and trails, sewer infrastructure and historical sites

The District of Saanich launches a new public service map – SaanichMap – on Monday morning.

The District’s IT staff have been working to upgrade the public service map for several months. The upgraded map’s technology will make it more compatible for users and includes several new features.

The full-feature map has various layers for viewers to see parks and trails, transportation lines, sewer infrastructure and detailed information about properties and historical sites. Users can also compare current aerial photos to ones dating back to 1997 to see how Saanich’s neighbourhoods have changed.

READ ALSO: Tips to prepare for and adjust faster to this weekend’s time change

The District has also provided a “light” version of the map for folks using smartphones and tablets.

In order to install the new SaanichMap, the Saanich GIS Map service is offline from noon on Nov. 1 to the morning of Nov. 4.

Once the upgrades have been added, a how-to guide will be posted so users can get acquainted with the new service. A series of frequently asked questions will also be posted along with answers to help users.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Royal Bay students hope to break records for West Shore’s largest food drive

10,000 Tonight takes place on Dec. 11 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Save-On-Foods stocks the pantry at Jeneece Place

Grocer donates groceries, gift cards, to Greater Victoria facility each winter

VicPD seek missing 82-year-old man with long grey beard

Arthur Shaw was last seen Dec. 6, those who see him should call 911

Victoria Police Department taking too long to respond to emergency calls

A new report says VicPD is not meeting its 911 response targets

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Dec. 10

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree?

The lights are up, holiday shoppers are bustling through the streets and… Continue reading

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

The Island is located about five kilometres east of Vancouver Island

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in small Island community

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around Chemainus

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Most Read