Wellington, New Zealand: Wellington City Council has taken a step ahead in enhancing its database of geospatial information.
Welcoming the new improvements, Wellington city mayor Wade-Brown said that the tools are a great help for planning and development purposes.
“There’s a fascinating range of information about our city, available at your fingertips for free or next-to-nothing,” she said.
“There are obvious commercial benefits for this but also anyone curious about how Wellington is now, and how it used to be, will find this information quite appealing.”
“We are particularly excited that the Thomas Ward maps are included,” she added. “Completed in 1892, they are a snapshot of how our city was and are a great source of information for those with a historian bent.
“With the new layer see-through and overlying the current aerial photos, you get a fascinating view of how we have changed.”
As part of Council’s ongoing drive to improve access to Council’s information, the external map viewer WebMap has seen a few recent changes.
“You can now simplify your view by being able to turn road names on and off, get an idea of how far the nearest bus stop, shop or other point of interests with the measure tool and get coordinates by clicking on the map.”