Wairarapa Maps Online

The three Wairarapa Councils have pooled resources to create a public, viewable, web-based mapping application. The website shows information about the region’s properties, planning zones, District Plan and geographic features. It includes recent aerial photography, it is easy-to-use and best of all, it is free.

As a shared service initiative, the three Councils have put together a range of spatial information onto a shared platform, powered by the ESRI GIS application. The District Councils have for many years been using mapping tools and data to manage assets and deliver services within the Wairarapa.

Wairarapa can be seen via one public map viewer which can be found at http://mapping.gw.govt.nz/Wairarapa/

Property information, district planning zones, streets and roads, hazards such as fault lines, tsunami, liquefaction and flood risk areas, transport networks, Civil Defence centres, water and sewer pipes, water races and many more interesting features can now be viewed online.

The Wairarapa Maps viewer has many features that will be familiar to people who use Google Maps or Google Earth. Online help is available for each tool, for those who may want to know more about this site’s many features and services. The layers of information are colour-coded and linked to feature keys. The web site is being hosted by Masterton District Council on behalf of all three Wairarapa councils.

Aerial photography used on this site is less than four years old. The Map viewer will cater for the needs of specialist users, such as urban planners and also for citizens interested in learning more about their community, or people who may be looking at the features of properties they want to buy.

The Greater Wellington Regional Council has launched its own map viewer, covering the whole of the region and including a comprehensive range of public information they hold about the region. Their website address is http://mapping.gw.govt.nz/gwrc/.

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