St. Charles Parish Debates What to Put in Web Maps

From (The Times-Picayune) comes word that St. Charles Parish is panning to put its $3 million, 4 years in the making GIS online in November. The big challenges now is to determine how much information to make available.

What’s public information that’s not available?

- the application form for home-based businesses which contains personal information, such as work and cell phone numbers.

- precise locations of water and sewer lines, which could be trouble “in the wrong hands”

Other jurisdictions that have put data online (and removed it) are profiled, too.

Published Monday, September 24th, 2007

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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