The City of Grand Junction Geographic Information System (GIS) maps are one of the most commonly accessed areas of the City’s website, but until now, accessing them from a mobile device was problematic. Following recent upgrades and the recent launch of the improved system, maps will now work on all web platforms and browsers including phones, tablets and desktops. Android phones, Apple phones, Windows phones, tablets, laptops and desktops are all supported.
GIS staff will be offering a public training session to go over many of the changes:
Tuesday, December 5 at 9 am
City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street
In addition to the mobile accessibility, a number of other changes have been made, including:
- Search: The new search function will search many layers at once – just type your search phrase and click the search button – it will return results from any of the searches that have matches. You can still open the dropdown on the left to pick a specific search if you want. As with the old system, less is more with searches.
- GPS location: If you are using the map on your phone or tablet with GPS, you can choose the ‘My Location’ button on the left side to zoom the map to your current location.
- Tooltips: The new tooltips will drill through multiple layers if you have more than one turned on. The resulting tooltip will have arrows that allow you to cycle through all of the tooltips. This is especially useful with layers like subdivisions and planning projects where there can be more than one item in the same location – you can now get information on them all at once.
Much of the functionality that was previously in place will remain, including our responsive help line staff. If you need help with the new maps, or the old ones, or anything mapping or GIS related, please give us a call. The GIS help line number is 970-256-4070.
Contact: Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager 970-244-1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org