ITHACA — The City has opened to the public a new tool once reserved for municipalities to check on land ownership and property. An online interactive map of the city provides citizens with the ability to check land parcels, even providing images already seen through Google Maps.
“The release of the public map completes our migration to a new enhanced method of making data accessible to citizens, visitors and the business community,” the City announced Wednesday. Ithaca residents can now “find detailed information about any property, zone, historic district, ward, City managed tree, park, road configuration, and can overlay any of these pieces of information with the color aerial photography for a complete picture.”
Properties can be searched by address or parcel number, digitally annotated and emailed or printed. The interactive map requires a download of Microsoft’s Silverlight software, which is not compatible with Google’s Chrome browser.
People can view the Public City Map or look through more detailed property information through the Tompkins County ImageMate property search database. There, by plugging in a municipality name, parcel number or street name and number, you can learn the size of the property, the zoning, the assessed value and the ownership and past sales information.