MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) released three new maps on its website to help the public stay in the know about a variety of topics.
DPS said the maps, called geographic information systems (GIS) maps, also help highlight permit activity in the county in real time.
The first map, which is called the Floodplain and Storm Drain Map, has information about floodplains and drainage. Officials said that it combines both federal and local floodplain maps to help inform about flood-prone areas and places with potential flood risks.
The second map is the My Inspector and Property Map. It includes information about upcoming inspections as well as property details and contact information for inspectors. Officials said that this map aims to “improve transparency and construction awareness.”
The third map, the Commercial Use and Occupancy Research Map, is geared towards commercial purposes, including anyone who might be opening a business or changing their business’s use type. This map includes data starting in 1999 on commercial use and occupancy certificates.
“These interactive GIS maps are a tool to help residents and other stakeholders identify floodplains in the County and learn what construction is happening near their homes and businesses,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a news release.
You can find images and more details about all three maps online.