Parish offers new map app _lowres

Photo provided by Lester Kenyon -- Shown is a screen shot from Ascension Parish government’s website showing a new mapping application where the public can search parish maps and governmental services easily and effectively.

It’s easier to search parish maps and governmental services thanks to a new tool offered by Ascension Parish government

“From Realtors and engineers to citizens looking for their school or fire district, this mapping application provides an amazing variety of useful and in depth information at the user’s fingertips,” said Parish President Kenny Matassa.

The mapping application, which can be found at maps.apgov.us provides several searchable maps.

The app contains things like a general map showcasing layered data covering the whole parish, including an aerial image and state and parish roads.

It also has a government services map, offering searchable data to locate the nearest law enforcement agency, medical facility, fire station, public and private schools, parks and recreation, libraries and post offices. Also searchable are the nearest garbage services, boat launches, churches and historical sites.

The app has a district map that offers searchable data not only for elected officials but also school districts, fire districts, zoning districts, levee districts, drainage districts and lighting districts.

Maps offering flood zones and elevations also are featured, along with maps offering property assessment data and Department of Transportation traffic data.

“Our technology department worked diligently to provide the public with quality data and an easy-to-use format. I am very pleased that parish government can offer this tool to increase access to information and to empower our citizenry for their learning and planning needs,” Matassa said.