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Maryland Uses GIS To Track Open Space

The State of Maryland has created a new internet-based mapping system, which it hopes will help target conservation funds.
December 15, 2008, 6am PST | Tim Halbur
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"Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the new mapping project- online at He also announced the acquisition for $70 million of 9,200 acres of forest and riverbank in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore as part of a more aggressive program to preserve the state's most ecologically sensitive land.

The new interactive system is like a Google map and overlays satellite images and tax maps that will allow anyone in Maryland to answer the question, 'Where's my house?' said Kenny Miller of the Department of Natural Resources in rolling out the maps. Ultimately, it will allow residents 'to see the bushes around your house.'"

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Published on Thursday, December 4, 2008 in GIS News
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