GIS Government News Weekly: Saginaw Alerts, Irish Open Data, $83 Deeds

Saginaw Alerts Landlords of Police/Fire Calls

When Saginaw police officers or firefighters respond to a call at one of Saginaw's nearly 5,000 registered rental properties, the landlord will be notified the following Monday. The new feature of the GIS goes live August 4.

California Company Charges $83 for Deeds; County just $5

Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif. is charging $83 for deed information available at the Crawford County Pennsylvania Courthouse for less than $5 for the average homeowner. Don't be fooled say county officials!

Washington Public Lands Map: Open Source

The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) today announced a new online, interactive map of natural resource and recreation lands owned by government agencies. I see Leaflet and OpenStreetMap in the map from a company called GeoEngineers. (image at right)

VT Recycling Map

The state of Vermont has released its Web-based recycling map that connects residents, businesses, and institutions with collection services and food rescue agencies, haulers and composters with food scraps.

ArcGIS Server implementation has GIANT tool icons.

Raleigh's New Zoning

Raleigh, NC has launched an interactive map that lets residents type in an address, find out the current zoning for their property and see the proposed zoning changes. The maps are side-by-side and powered by Leaflet.

There's also a page with tools to provide feedback on changes (by Sept 30).

Open Data for Ireland

The Irish Government has released more than 418 datasets from 45 public bodies to what is Ireland’s first national Open Data Portal.

Located at, the Open Data Portal is an alpha site described by the Government as an “important first step” in encouraging more public bodies to publish datasets on this portal for public use.

Published Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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