Saturday, March 5, 2016

Potter County Website Launches New Resource Map Gallery

A new feature on the Potter County website ( allows the public to access a wide variety of information, ranging from gas well locations to designated flood plains and real estate parcel ownership. Potter County Planning/GIS Director Will Hunt shared details at this week’s meeting of the Potter County Board Commissioners. The Potter County Resource Map Gallery has interactive, real-time maps showing locations and related information for municipal buildings, election polls and other points of interest. Other applications will be added to the gallery, including an incident viewer that allows responders to plot the location of emergencies. To access the gallery, click on the Planning Department from the website’s landing page.

Hunt’s innovative work for Potter County has earned him an appointment by Governor Tom Wolf to the state’s new Geospatial Coordination Board. The board will have a hand in setting statewide guidelines to facilitate state/local cooperation for broader deployment of geographic information systems (GIS) and assistance to underserved areas.