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City app offers a Snapshot of Kingston’s history told in maps
April 7, 2014 -
The City's has introduced a new app as part of an update to the mapping section of its website: Snapshot Kingston offers users a 150-year history of the city shown in maps and aerial images.
Users can enter any address and view historic maps and aerial photos dating back to 1865 to see how it has changed since 1865 (not all addresses have information mapped in all eras).
"Snapshot Kingston is fun to use and very quickly shows how and where the City has grown," says Phil Healey, Manager Enterprise GIS Services. He offers two municipal addresses as examples:
- The municipal campus at 1211 John Counter Blvd. and the surrounding area was agricultural land in 1924 and is now a well-developed industrial and commercial area.
- The area around City Hall at 216 Ontario St. has remained similar since 1865.
The introduction of Snapshot Kingston coincides with an update to the City's interactive mapping system, KMaps, and the mapping section of the City's website (www.CityofKingston.ca/maps). This section is also home to special interactive maps including the Culture Map, City Parks, and Capital Projects.
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.