Take a Tour with Virtual Fairfax
July 8, 2010
Virtual Fairfax, a new interactive mapping tool with exclusive Fairfax County information, gives you the ability to access the community in new ways such as viewing:
- Thousands of 3-D buildings in Tysons Corner, Reston and Herndon.
- Terrain and the latest aerial imagery.
- Virtual tours of historic sites and commercial areas.
Using your computer mouse, you can “fly” over properties from any angle, look at photorealistic 3-D buildings from multiple perspectives, view shadows by time of day and date and more. You also can search for county addresses, schools, parks and other places of interest.
When viewing a property, there are many layers and links with related information:
- Approximate parcel boundaries.
- Tax database with information on property assessment, value, ownership and sales history.
- “My Neighborhood” with information on political jurisdictions, public representatives and schools, nearby parks, hospitals, post offices, police and fire stations, police activity, polling places and more.
- Land Development System with all of the rezoning and redevelopment activities near a given location.
You can also edit maps in Virtual Fairfax:
- Markup and save maps with lines, shapes and text.
- Create links to or snapshots of a specific location.
- Add your own building models to the Fairfax County landscape. With this capability, proposed developments can be modeled and shown in the context of the existing environment. A Virtual Fairfax photo group has been created on the county’s Flickr site if you want to share your buildings publicly.
Questions about Virtual Fairfax may be sent to DITVirtual-Fairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov. The developers of Virtual Fairfax are also interested in hearing ideas for new features and changes in future versions of the program.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711