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Town of LaSalle awarded for GIS application

London, Canada, 10 April 2006: The Town of LaSalle was presented with an Award of Excellence at ESRI Canada’s Regional User Conference in London on April 10 in recognition of their efforts in creating a corporate GIS. More than 200 people were on hand for the presentation, which was one of the highlights of the conference.

Core ESRI GIS technology was implemented to make mapping that represent many physical features in the municipality. The Town’s Planning department provides a broad range of policy planning and land development approval and review services. Planning department staff is committed to an open and inclusive planning process which builds and promotes community partnerships and enables them to deal with evolving community planning, land use, growth management, environmental, and development issues.

The Planning department uses GIS to manage its official plan which provides the policy direction used by Council, the Committee of Adjustment, municipal staff, landowners, and other affected stakeholders when making decisions with respect to land use planning, natural heritage protection, transportation, municipal infrastructure, and other community planning and land development matters town-wide.