This is a very cool application on the DC Government’s Web site–the DC Guide, which is powered by the DC Geographic Information System. It is a mapping tool that allows you to search in four categories:
- Find It – This is for general searches. You can tell the search engine to find post offices, hospitals, recreation centers, etc.
- Get There – Get directions to places in the city or find out where a particular place of interest is located.
- Where You Live – Get Administrative, Economic, Education, Environment, Planning, Public Safety and Recreation information for your area/neighborhood. For example, you can find out which Advisory Neighborhood Commission or police district serves you.
- Real Property – Find out what your neighbor’s condo sold for, if it is the searachable years range, or who owns a property on your block, etc. You can also see how your property assessment compares to other properties.