The current map is less user friendly. (Saanich GIS Map Service/District of Saanich)

Saanich launches upgraded online public service map

Map has various layers including parks and trails, sewer infrastructure and historical sites

The District of Saanich launches a new public service map – SaanichMap – on Monday morning.

The District’s IT staff have been working to upgrade the public service map for several months. The upgraded map’s technology will make it more compatible for users and includes several new features.

The full-feature map has various layers for viewers to see parks and trails, transportation lines, sewer infrastructure and detailed information about properties and historical sites. Users can also compare current aerial photos to ones dating back to 1997 to see how Saanich’s neighbourhoods have changed.

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The District has also provided a “light” version of the map for folks using smartphones and tablets.

In order to install the new SaanichMap, the Saanich GIS Map service is offline from noon on Nov. 1 to the morning of Nov. 4.

Once the upgrades have been added, a how-to guide will be posted so users can get acquainted with the new service. A series of frequently asked questions will also be posted along with answers to help users.


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