October 03, 2002

York Region offering mapping services online

NEWMARKET Ė York Region is now providing public access to its mapping and spatial information online through YorkExplorer from the York Region Web site.

"This initiative is in keeping with our quality of service principle in Vision 2026, the Regionís strategic plan for the next 25 years," said Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch. "It states that we will deliver leading-edge, effective, timely services to meet the needs of York Regionís residents and businesses."

YorkExplorer presents a user-friendly web browser environment that can be easily handled by most computer users. The following internet mapping services are currently available:

"YorkExplorer has already proven to be a popular and valuable addition to the York Region Web site since it was first made available in June," said Markham Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Chair of the Regionís Planning and Economic Development Committee. "Additional services may be developed for public use, depending on demand and feedback from users."

To use YorkExplorer and for more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at www.region.york.on.ca


Contact: Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications Services, York Region

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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