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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

GIS mapping website makes land use permit history available to citizens

April 25th, 2013 by Susan Smith

Crow Wing County Land Services of Minnesota announced that all land use permit history is now available for viewing through the GIS mapping website.

The permit search includes tems such as conditional use permits, variance applications, septic information, building permits, wetland permits and subdivision applications.

Crow Wing County recently added the “Survey Docs” search tab to the GIS user interface, which enables the public to search for survey-related documents through the GIS mapping website.

Some items under the Survey Docs search include certificate of surveys, recorded plats, minor subdivisions and historical public land survey information.

To search for permit history or survey documents, select the scan documents icon in the GIS mapping application and follow the drop down menu to choose the document type of choice.

Users will be able to choose from multiple print layouts (i.e., portrait, landscape and additional page sizes), export formats and resolutions when printing. In addition, users  can select features by line and polygon in the mapping application.

“Crow Wing County is continually working to utilize advances in technology to make information more readily available for individuals and professionals in the real estate and land use profession,” Crow Wing County survey/planning coordinator Paul Herkenhoff said. “These enhancements have helped staff and the general public by providing better and more efficient ways of searching for data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”


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