Map Arlington Projects with New County Tool

Published on December 06, 2017

Starting today, anyone will be able to locate and learn more about County projects happening around Arlington by using the My Arlington - Projects map. The new tool, a collaborative effort across multiple County departments, provides a map view of County government projects in Arlington: daily work, transportation, parks, water and utilities, facilities projects, and private development.

arlington county map of projects
More on how the tool works


  • Projects can be filtered by type and status.

  • You can look up projects based on your address or civic association.

  • Addresses in and around Arlington produce the best results (some smaller-scale projects may not be included).

  • Most projects are removed from the map once they've been complete for one year.

  • The map is updated several times a day.

  • It links people with more detailed project information already online.


The My Arlington - Projects tool combines data from a variety of sources — the Planning and Projects area on the County website, including development and site plan data; Open Data portal; staff in departments who input daily work — but goes a step further to display everything on a map. The same information will be added to the My Arlington mobile app in the coming weeks. Watch County Manager Mark Schwartz highlight the tool's features in this video:

https://youtu.be/vDSgixmdEdI

The My Arlington — Projects map does not include projects by VDOT, Washington Gas, Dominion Power, APS, and other non-County government entities at this point. Over the coming months, we'll be improving this tool and adding more content and places that can be viewed and filtered. To help us plan future improvements, share your feedback.
Background

This map-based tool aligns with County Manager's Mark Schwartz's strategic focus on transparency and easy access to information. It was also created based on interest in projects and construction voiced by community members.

This new tool is a cross-departmental collaboration between many departments: Technology Services; Communications & Public Engagement; Environmental Services; Community Planning, Housing and Development; and Parks & Recreation.