To celebrate GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems), the Town of Newmarket is excited to share ‘Navigate Newmarket,’ a new and improved online hub that provides access to a revamped public map viewer and an integrated open data webpage.
Navigate Newmarket will replace the Town’s previous Maps and GIS, and Open Data webpages by consolidating the content into a one-stop shop for all your needs!
“Happy GIS day to our Information Technology Team and to our municipal partners in York Region and beyond,” says Mayor John Taylor. “We are excited to launch our new and improved Navigate Newmarket online hub for our residents to be able to access all things GIS, Maps, Apps and datasets. This online hub is another great example of how Newmarket continues to be innovative in its approach to services for the community while showcasing how GIS and data can be used to help make informed decisions.”
Navigate Newmarket includes the following components:
Navigate Newmarket Public Map
- Historical orthoimagery slider
- Integrated access to open data layers
- An improved user interface, fast-loading speeds, and advanced search options on data layers
Newmarket’s Census Profile featuring the average age, household size, total private dwellings, household income and more.
Apps and Maps
Library of all the map applications for various Town initiatives such as:
- Council Strategic Priorities
- Locate my Plow (Track Newmarket’s snow plow crews)
- Traffic Calming Measures around Town
- Current Planning Applications
- Choose Local Directory (featuring Newmarket businesses) and more!
- A revamped website with open access to authoritative Town data
- Advanced search options allowing users to browse by theme or category
- The option to download data in a variety of formats
Also available are printable maps and access to all of the Town’s GIS apps. For more information, visit Navigate Newmarket.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes and maps all types of data. The Town has been using GIS technology for 20 years and with interactive mapping, users can find addresses, Town facilities, determine wards and waste collection days, measure the length of a trail, or view development information such as zoning or active developments.
What is GIS Day?
GIS Day (November 16) is a day celebrated around the world to help others learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that make a difference in our society. GIS Day is a chance for GIS professionals to share their accomplishments and inspire others to discover GIS. Learn more about GIS Day at: gisday.com
What is Open Data?
Access to open data is part of the Town’s commitment to make Newmarket even better. It is shared data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed. Among its many benefits, sharing data freely and openly allows for greater transparency and accountability, can improve services, and improve efficiency and effectiveness of government services.