June 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: M-NCPPC Public Affairs Office
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH NEW PGATLAS MOBILE WEB SITES
Upper Marlboro, MD - The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will introduce two new mobile web sites—Zoning Finder and Planning Board—on June 6, 2014. The new mobile sites will allow users of PGAtlas, an interactive mapping system containing geographic information system data including parcel tax records, planning information, and more, to access information on any PC, mobile device, or smartphone.
“Creating these mobile sites addresses a common request for PGAtlas to be functional across all devices, and we're pleased to now offer a user experience that is consistent across all platforms,” said Michael Shean, GIS Coordinator with M-NCPPC.
The Zoning Finder mobile web site will give users the ability to access property-specific data, such as tax assessment and zoning information, from anywhere. Users no longer must be at a computer to obtain this information, which can be critical to processing a permit, determining a property owner’s name and property values, and identifying property zoning restrictions. Access to this information can be obtained by standing on a property and launching the mobile site or by entering the property address or tax account number.
The Planning Board mobile web site will provide information on which development cases will be discussed at future Planning Board sessions. It will also allow users to search and review any past development case.
County residents and stakeholders are invited to a live demonstration and to learn more about the mobile web sites on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 10:00–11:30 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room of the County Administration Building located at 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro, MD. Staff will be available to address any questions.
For more information about PGAtlas and the mobile web sites, visit www.pgatlas.com.
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