The city of Portland recently launched a new webpage that I, frankly, can see myself getting a lot of use out of as a journalist. The city’s new GIS on the Go page features a gallery of Portland Geographic Information Systems maps illustrating everything from where the historic areas are, median incomes, median property valuations, population density, population changes, and on and on and on.
You can search neighborhood-by-neighborhood, or block-by-block.
It’s really a remarkable resource.
Here’s a couple more sentences about this page’s development, as included in a city announcement this week:
The page was developed using the latest technology and contains interactive mapping applications with downloadable PDF maps. The map gallery can also be explored on mobile devices. Depending upon interest from the public, additional maps for other topics could be added.
Portland’s Geographic Information System (GIS) develops and maintains electronic maps and data for use by staff, the general public, state and federal agencies. The city of Portland’s GIS also provides public service to consultants, developers, general public and other agencies based upon GIS product development, maintenance, and/or analysis.