Dean Leischer and Dan Eisenhauer posted a couple of links on REINspace that I thought I should share.
The City of Red Deer posted an interactive map that’s worth checking out. It’s an interesting way to see zoning information and several other layers of relevant data.
Dan Eisenhauer pointed out the City of Edmonton’s Maps section which offers quite a bit of information. Some of it I don’t care about. Like this
I’ve gotta put my internet guy hat on for one minute though. Neither work on Firefox without the use of a plugin, which most people can’t figure out. That’s a big problem, because I’ll bet they won’t work with Chrome, Safari, or older versions of Internet Explorer. Further, City of Edmonton, why are you so stupid? Having an entry/landing page that has essentially no text on it, and then opens up a giant window of legal crap is only one step better than causing a pornado. I’ll also bet they’re not paying enough attention to their website to see that link, or to Google their own name and see my post. If they do, I’ll send someone a cookie.
Those are both great applications, and as a real estate investor, I love seeing more information like this shared. However, if you’re going to play in the internet, do it intelligently. In this case, Red Deer wins.
Now I’ll go play with some more maps.