Interprative Plaque mappingIn August of this year, the City of Owen Sound launched 'Story Mapping', a new interactive mapping application that provides a unique way to share our story with residents, tourists and investors.

The application use ArcGIS software hosted by Esri, made available to the City through a partnership with Grey County.

The original map-based series include:

Cascade Application – Photos and text "cascade" through a scrolling story;

Story Map Application – Provides information on a tour or points of interest using photos and text, accessed by clicking points on a map;

Community Story Book Application – Allows the public to share photos and a short story based on a location on a map.

The new addition to the series is the Interpretive Plaques layer which provides contextual information to the sixty-eight plaques located around Owen Sound as well as their GPS location.

The applications are accessible by tablet, smartphone, and home computer.

They can be viewed at One application features our local waterfalls, another highlights points on the Salmon Tour, and a third, our "Community Story Book," allows the public to post photos and stories.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound


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