Map gallery launched

Pa State MapJan. 30, 2015 – Two more sections of the Pa. State Land Tax Fairness Coalition website have been unveiled and hit counts confirm that people are coming to the site. One of the most effective new sections is Maps/Charts/Data – in particular the map gallery.

GIS professionals from several counties are working on effective graphics and data to support the coalition. They’re being encouraged by our Steering Committee to add to the map gallery. Of the maps posted so far, the Potter County exhibit comes the closest to what we’re trying to achieve – an easily navigated exhibit displaying the extent to which state land ownership is gutting our tax bases (broken down by county, municipality and school district and graphically enhanced with a simple pie chart).

More of the exhibits that the GIS professionals produce will be posted on the website in the coming days. Additional information is available from Samantha Neely with the CCA GIS Professionals Group at sneely@pacounties.org, or from Potter County GIS Director Will Hunt at whunt@pottercountypa.net or 814-274-8290, ext. 229.