The Cape Cod Commission's GIS Department has the ability to create interactive web-based maps. If you are interested in designing this kind of map for your project, please send an email to Anne Reynolds, GIS Department Manager.
To demonstrate this ability, the department developed interactive versions of the four regulatory maps (see below) that support the Cape Cod Regional Policy Plan. These maps allow the user to search for and zoom to a particular parcel, address, or town, and to identify what resources are in the area. (The maps perform the best in Internet Explorer, but are also reliable using Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.)
Each map has a legend that opens in a separate window via a link at the top right of the page. Navigating the maps is similar doing so with other available mapping programs, but if you need assistance on some of the search functions, instructions are described in the right-hand sidebar of this page.
Significant Natural Resources - Data sets include wellhead protection areas, 350-ft. buffer of vernal pools, potential public water supply areas, priority and estimated habitat, DEP wetlands, and 300-ft. buffer from pond shore
Water Resources I - Data sets include public drinking supply wells, small volume wells, marine water recharge areas, wellhead protection areas, identified freshwater recharge, MMR plumes, developed areas, landfills,treatment plants and hazardous waste sites
Water Resources II - Data sets include marine water recharge areas, MEP watersheds, preliminary marine water recharge areas
Land Use Vision - Data set includes land use vision status
Find Address: Enter the address of the parcel in the Street field and the town in the Zone field.
Find Major Road: Enter the name of the closest major road in the Street field and the town name in the Town field.
Find Property ID: Enter the parcel ID (generally the map parcel number) in the Key field.
To identify a feature on the map:
In the Toolbar, click the Identify button.
Click on the map feature you want to identify. An Identify icon will be placed on the map at the location clicked. A callout label will also be placed near the location, with the name of the feature found, if any.
To view details (attributes) for the feature, click the gray down-arrow at the right side of the callout label. This expands the callout box to show the attributes of the feature, as well as the layer name, and an option to add to results.
Multiple features may be found at the location clicked. To see the other features, hover the cursor over the name of the feature in the Identify callout. The name will change to a drop-down list appearance.
If you want to keep this Identify result for later use, click the drop-down button on the right side of the callout label, and choose Add to Results. After a few moments, an entry for the location should appear in the Results section of the console.
Please note, the Identify tool lists only data from the point you click, not the information for the entire parcel.