Friday, June 8, 2012

New Toy: City's New Map Gallery and Low-Stress Bikeway Paper

Maybe this is old news, but I hadn't seen anything about it. The City is updating their maps gallery to include a bunch of new interactive GIS stuff.

The maps may still be in beta, and I have a question into the City, but I haven't heard back (and in fact the City may have temporarily disabled the development map below - in response to the query? - as today I can't link to it and it times out with the ominous message: "The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable").

One map, for example, on development projects shows the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry as not yet finished, but of course the building has been constructed and open for quite some time.

Spot checking other buildings and projects suggested the data source may not be being updated in a timely fashion.

Still, it looks like it could be a useful tool in monitoring development in the city.

Other maps might similarly be useful. There's a link to a traffic counts map (also disabled, however).  Poke around and check them out!

Also, via Portland Transport, a note on a May talk about low-stress bikeways has been updated with the paper (84pp, 6mb)!

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