Palliser Regional Municipal Services has been busy developing an interactive online mapping tool for the associated municipalities in the region. “We are excited to announce that we now have an accurate and reliable internet webmap that is accessible to municipalities for not only Council and administrative planning functions, but a public side that allows landowners, visitors, investors, realtors, banks, law offices and so on simplified access to property information across the Palliser region” stated CEO Brad Wiebe, “We see this as a great resource with potential to expand economic development and tourism opportunities in the region while providing local landowners and businesses with easy access to property information.” The public is welcome to try the webmap and provide feedback like additional land information to consider adding or ways to make the map easier to use.
A webmap is an online Geographical Information System (GIS) that contains local information related to land including aerial photography, assessment, infrastructure, and addressing. “The information that could be included in this project is virtually limitless. We have to be cognizant of privacy law and as such the public side of the webmap does not include any information on ownership such as names, or mailing addresses and phone numbers”. The data is developed locally by municipal offices/ agencies for improved accuracy over other commercial mapping applications.
The webmap currently contains aerial photography from 2007. “One of the most useful features for landowners and municipalities is the aerial imagery that is much better quality, and more recent, than commercially accessible imagery from Google and other internet maps. A project that we are currently working on is the development of updated aerial photography with even better resolution and accuracy.
Information will continue to be added to www.palliserwebmap.ca over time to enhance the user experience and to simplify access to information for residents, businesses and visitors in the region.
Palliser Regional Municipal Services is an inter-municipal services agency that provides Community Planning, Subdivision, GIS/ mapping and Safety Codes administration services to 28 municipalities in east central Alberta with offices located in Hanna and Drumheller, AB.
The municipalities accessible from www.palliserwebmap.ca include:
County of Paintearth No. 18, M.D. of Acadia No.34, Special Areas 2, 3, and 4, Starland County, Town of Castor, Town of Coronation, Town of Drumheller, Town of Hanna, Town of Oyen, Town of Trochu, Village of Acme, Village of Beiseker, Village of Carbon, Village of Cereal, Village of Consort, Village of Delia, Village of Empress, Village of Halkirk, Village of Hussar, Village of Linden, Village of Morrin, Village of Munson, Village of Rockyford, Village of Standard, Village of Veteran, Village of Youngstown