City of Cedar Park debuts all-new CP Atlas: There’s a map for that!
New online GIS tool features interactive maps for parks, recreation areas, zoning and land use designations and much more
The City of Cedar Park has unveiled the all-new CP Atlas, a powerful Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tool that was created entirely in-house by City staff and that contains useful information about our community’s parks and recreation areas, zoning and land use designations and properties.
The City’s Enterprise Applications Manager Jared Wahlberg says, “The new site is truly uinique due to its design, amount of information offered and new the technology it uses. I’d also like to recognize the City’s talented GIS and Applications Team Members for their creativity and dedication, making what was once a vision a reality.”
Regardless of what users are searching for, most likely there’s a map for that. This online tool, accessible through www.CPAtlas.com, features four categories: Interactive Maps, Story Maps, Map Library and Data Portal.
Interactive Maps allows the user to view custom maps, zoom in and out and turn on and off various layers. For example, the user can click on a planning map and turn on and off various layers – such as a layer that shows zoning. The user can also use the measurement tool to find the distance between two points. And the user can see where certain buildings are located.
Story Maps combines traditional maps with narrative text images and multimedia content to create a compelling, user-friendly experience. For example, the Bell Boulevard Story Map uses mapping and text to tell the unique history and plans for the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project. The Cedar Park History Story Map uses locations of historical significance to help tell the story of Cedar Park. The Economic Development Story Map uses mapping and text to explain major past, present and future economic development projects.
Map Library allows users to download and even print PDF versions of official City maps such as zoning districts, City limits, flood zones and more.
Data Portal provides open source data for users to search for specific information by entering search terms, for example, City limits. Users may also browse by category. This data is also available for downloading in a variety of formats and information on API integration is also available.
CP Atlas is an ever-evolving and expanding tool. The City will be adding new maps, information and data to CP Atlas as it becomes available and to fit growing community needs and expectations – to help ensure that no matter what users are looking for, there’s a map for that!