Hartley Wintney, UK: Getmapping has launched a new online Planning Maps service, Planning Maps Plus. For architects and individuals who have to submit site location plans to comply with local authority planning regulations, this is an affordable and simple to use service. This service also offers the ability to annotate and mark up plans.
To obtain an Ordnance Survey site plan with optional aerial photography a new user simply has to register and login. A registered user can choose from ‘Planning Maps’ or ‘Planning Maps Plus’. Simple Postcode location centres the map display on the property or area being searched for. Three different scales are available, 1:500, 1:1250 and 1:2500. The plans can be centred as required with the option of placing a location marker. Once selected the user proceeds to the checkout. Plans and aerial imagery can either be ordered for delivery by post or sent immediately as PDF files via email.
Along with familiar pan and zoom, there are additional tools to centre the map, draw areas, lines and edges. Existing map outlines such as building and plot extents and user created areas, lines and edges can be coloured and infilled. Full online help makes producing professional results a simple task.
By adding aerial photography, applicants can provide a better and more convenient context for planning officers to work with. The new mark-up tools, available with Planning Maps Plus, enhance applicants’ productivity. The application is also available for local authorities to embed within the planning pages of their own websites, enabling them to benefit from a share of the income.
Source: Real Wire