D.C. launches online mapping app


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Washington D.C. launched a new version of its DC Atlas online mapping applications that allows users to search more than 300 different types of data on locations around the city simply by entering an address.

The application, called DC Atlas Plus, is an improvement over its predecessor, Atlas All-in-One.

“With just a street address, intersection or a point of interest, you can view maps and perform your own analysis on a wide variety of data in the city,” said Rob Mancini, Washington, D.C.’s chief technology officer. “Not only does this enhanced app make it possible for users to find critical information on their own terms, it demonstrates the Mayor’s ongoing effort to make our city a rapid technology adopter that delivers transparency and accessibility.”

Some enhancements include continuous data updates, improved analysis tools, ease of usability and some of the most frequently requested tools. One of these features includes “My Maps,” which allows users to save and view maps as a bookmark. In addition, saved maps can be shared via email or printed in multiple formats.

DC Atlas Plus is made possible through ongoing data-sharing between several District government agencies to allow users to learn more about the city.

The app is available http://atlasplus.dcgis.dc.gov and is accessible through multiple internet browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

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