Thank you Mayor Greg Nickels! The City of Seattle has embraced Microsoft Virtual Earth for their “My Neighborhood” mapping application and WOW – I’ve never seen so much useful data in such a simple format with a map-based interface. You want to talk about a central web site to get some truly local information (if you’re a Seattlite).
Check out the list of layers of information being published for public use.
Whew! That’s quite the list. Just check the box you’re interested in and it will appear on the map. Move your mouse over a particular pushpin to get more information about the respective location. Oh, and don’t miss the list below the map which will re-center the map on a respective location if you click on it or launch you off to a web site if one exists. You can also move the map around to focus on a particular location or enter a specific address to get down to a particular address or select a neighborhood. I can’t stop checking boxes! I’m thirsty for information. Thanks Seattle!