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MapWashtenaw Redesign Beta Release - Online Mapping


Starting in May 2011, Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor are previewing a newly-redesigned public mapping system.

MapWashtenaw Beta ImageThe new system is jointly hosted between the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Data available on the system comes from both Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor. By working together

The new MapWashtenaw has all the features previously available on the existing MapWashtenaw wrapped in a new (and hopefully) easier to use package.

Test the New MapWashtenaw System Now

You will be required to have a browswer plug-in called Silverlight, which is a free download. You will find out whether you have it already installed when you click on the link above. If not, it is a quick and secure download. In early testing, we have not seen

As you navigate around the maps, you'll find that it has a feel that is much more similar to popular online mapping sites like Google Maps. The goal of the redesign effort was to find a way to offer many online analysis tools without throwing all the complexity in the user's face. Use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out, then click and drag for navigation.

After you have mastered the mouse, the next thing you will want to explore is the I want to button button. Click on it and you'll find some of the powers of the new system, including the ability to:

  • Markup the map
  • Measure distances and area
  • Share the map with others online
  • Print a copy of what you see

The base views now available includes a roads map (with building footprints), 2010 aerial imagery and 2-foot contour lines.

Here is a comparison of the three views looking at the Raisin River in the Village of Manchester where you can see basemap, aerial photography and topography side-by-side:
River Raisin in Manchester

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