COUNTY PUBLISHES, SELLS UPDATED, IMPROVED COMPREHENSIVE STREET ATLAS

COUNTY PUBLISHES, SELLS UPDATED, IMPROVED COMPREHENSIVE STREET ATLAS

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Division of the Doña Ana County Planning Department has republished an exhaustive street atlas of every thoroughfare in Doña Ana County, including those within the City of Las Cruces, the Village of Hatch, the Town of Mesilla and the City of Sunland Park. Also included are the streets and roads in and around 18 unincorporated communities.

The 2009 Doña Ana County Street Atlas is available for purchase at a cost of $12 per copy at the Doña Ana County Planning Department and the Doña Ana County Utilities Department. Both departments are located inside the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. Cash and checks are accepted payment methods.

The 144-page atlas is bound and features a color front cover. The book is printed on 8 ½ x 11 inch sheets that make research easy and quick. The size also lends itself to briefcases, travel bags and automobile pockets. Appendices are available free of charge that show roads serving the most remote areas of Doña Ana County.

GIS Administrator Keith Odenheim said the original pressrun of 1,000 atlases, published in August of 2008, sold out within a matter of weeks. Using feedback from purchasers of the first book, Odenheim said his staff incorporated some changes and ordered more.

In addition to the road atlases, the GIS Department has launched an interactive web map available at http://gis.donaanacounty.org/zoning/. The map is similar to the Assessor’s Parcel Map online but contains additional information related to property zoning, special-use permits and other zoning issues. As well as displaying the zoning of all properties in unincorporated Dona Ana County, the text of the applicable zoning code is also available for browsing or printing.

“Taken together,” Odenheim said, “the updated atlas and the new web map represent the most recent steps of the GIS Division in our ongoing efforts to serve the public in affordable, efficient and innovative ways across a variety of accessible and affordable formats.”

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.