App Offers 150-year History of Kingston in Maps and Aerial Images

Published on: 2014/04/07 - in Science & Tech

The City of Kingston is offering a new app as part of an update to the mapping section of its website.

The app enables users to enter any address in the City to view historic maps and aerial photos that date back to 1865, although not all addresses will have information mapped in every era.

“Snapshot Kingston is fun to use and very quickly shows how and where the City has grown,” said Phil Healey, Manager Enterprise GIS Services.

Healey mentioned two municipal addresses as examples, including the municipal campus at 1211 John Counter Blvd. and the surrounding area which was agricultural land in 1924 but now a well-developed industrial and commercial area. The other example provided was the area around City Hall at 216 Ontario St. that has remained similar since 1865.

The introduction of this new app coincides with an update to the City’s interactive mapping system, KMaps, and the mapping section of the City’s website. This section features special interactive maps that include the Culture Map, City Parks, and Capital Projects.

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