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Culpeper set to unveil updated website
After six months of work, the town of Culpeper’s updated Geographic Information Systems website is scheduled to be up and running sometime Tuesday.
The updated site includes aerial photography and allows users to access local government real-estate tax data and geographic maps.
“We tried to incorporate the most requested new features into the project,” said GIS Coordinator Autumn Fitch.
The site information can be found using Google Chrome and can be accessed from tablets and smartphones, as well as traditional computers, according to town public information officer Wally Bunker.
“The biggest thing is it is cross-compatible with so many browsers,” said Fitch, mentioning Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox as examples.
Map layers for future land use and school district boundaries are also accessible, as are tax data and property information. Users may obtain existing land-use and zoning codes for parcels, including information about outbuildings, total assessment values, the year structures were built and the last time they were sold.
To access the new website, either visit culpeperva.gov, go to “more links” in the right column and then click on GIS Online; or go directly to http://townofculpeperva
.gisbrowser.com, Bunker said.
The Town Council will get a preview of the site at Tuesday night’s meeting and an open house will be held from 3–6 p.m. Nov. 20 in the third floor conference room of the Municipal Building, 400 S. South Main St.