News Release - City Unveils Map-Based Property Information Application

City of Rochester

News Release

(Tuesday, April 1, 2014) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the launch of a new interface for providing property information on the City’s website that is easier and more user-friendly. The map-based application is an overhaul of one of the City’s most visited web resources and is a continuance of the City’s efforts to improve access to information.

“This upgrade of our online Geographic Information System (GIS) will improve transparency and accountability in City government by providing the public with easier online access to some of the City’s most sought after information,” said Mayor Warren. “We are pleased to provide 24/7 access to this information and to provide it to anyone able to access the City’s website on a desktop, smart phone or tablet device.”

Visitors to the City’s website can now find property-related information more quickly by navigating an intuitive, interactive map or by using a search function. The data include information on property ownership, taxes, zoning, water bills and more. Users can also view preservation and zoning districts and toggle between map and aerial views. The ability to share map results via email, Facebook and Twitter is an additional feature of the interface. The application is accessible on both desktop web browsers and mobile devices and is located at

This is the second public application of the City’s ArcGIS platform, an online mapping and analysis tool that can be used to create, share and manage maps and geographic data. Website visitors can use the interface to research city neighborhood data at Upcoming public uses for ArcGIS include a City Services application which will allow residents to determine City services that are available at a location. The City also uses ArcGIS internally to support its engineering, infrastructure mapping, business and housing development, planning, zoning, special events, assessment, forestry and environmental quality functions.


News Media: For more information, contact City Communications Director Christine Christopher at 428-7135.