Take a Tour with Virtual Fairfax

July 8, 2010
OPA 112/10

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  • View 3-D buildings, imagery and terrain.
  • Connect with other key databases including tax information and land use.
  • Create your own maps with text, drawings and even add your own 3-D buildings.

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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, 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.


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