The City of Pittsfield recently unveiled its new online property viewer, of which some of the city’s GIS (Geographic Information System) data is included. The web page features a new design and upgrades that allow for a more enhanced user experience.
The web page, which has a new design in step with Google maps and Google Street View integration, is available either through the city’s website at www.cityofpittsfield.org or at the address: https://pittsfieldma.mapgeo.io; it is now mobile friendly.
The site is most used as a property viewer and as a source of geographic information for both city employees and the public at-large. It is a one-stop shop for integrated data from multiple sources including local, state, and federal information, as well as data from Google. Available city information on the site includes that from assessors, zoning, parking, street, and parks; it will also showcase selected city features and projects.
Additionally, other benefits to the site include access to the city’s high resolution aerial photography; faster loading times for maps; and tools for map sharing (via web link) and printing.
Below are some helpful tips for navigation of the new site:
- If the former GIS website was bookmarked, it will need to updated or replaced with a new bookmark for the new site.
- Access the site’s various tools and data layers through the buttons located in the upper right hand corner of the site.
- Use the “Themes” button to access different data layers.
- Use the “Search” button to perform a property search. Users can search by address, owner, or parcel ID.
- When searching by address make sure to abbreviate the direction and suffix to get best results. (Ex: instead of searching for “232 West Housatonic Street” you should search for 232 W Housatonic St). Please note, do not include a period after the abbreviation.
For more information about the site, please call Ryan Grennan, GIS Coordinator, at 413-499-9330.