About 20 years ago the Geographic Information Services (GIS) division at City Hall in Kennewick began collecting data about Kennewick by digitizing site plans, aerial photographs, and survey’s of buildings and streets. Within the last six months this information has been used by about five GIS staff to create a website that compiles all this information to be used by the general public. This website, Virtual Kennewick, can be used to gain information about anything from locations of businesses to the location of the sewer main in your area. Virtual Kennewick is meant to be citizen friendly; the GIS staff at the City Hall are updating the site daily to make it the most beneficial for users. Staff said that the biggest challenge in creating this site was not making it too overwhelming for users. The vision for the site is that it may turn into a two-way site where residents can post things like pothole problems, accessing public records, or doing business with the city from home.
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