New iMaps for Raleigh and Wake County

by Christopher Simmons on September 10, 2010

The combined iMaps for Raleigh and Wake County is being improved.  Apparently, it is still in beta test form, but if you click the button image to the left you can try out the new features.  A couple of things I noticed right away are:

  • Google street view is available from within iMaps;
  • there is a zoomed out box, so you can see your general location;
  • when you select a feature, a box pops-up over top of the map, instead of re-drawing the whole map; and
  • to the lower right of the map there are direct links to the tax card.

Other features and upgrades are listed on Wake County’s official iMaps website here.

So far, I have not had a chance to work with the new iMaps very much, but it looks like it will be a great improvement on an essential tool for locating properties and understanding their characteristics.  I know I will continue to use it to understand valuation issues in land condemnation cases.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of the new iMaps and how you are using it.

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Christopher Simmons September 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm

A brief update: I am told that the new iMaps is out of beta testing and is up and running. But you need to go to the new URL to get there. If you have the old one bookmarked, you will need to change your book mark to the new one: http://maps.raleighnc.gov/imapsraleigh/index.html#default

Otherwise, you will end up using the old iMaps version.

P.S. The icon and links in my post above will still bring you to the new version. So, feel free to click on them.

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