FREDERICTON (GNB) – Candidates interested in getting a bird's eye view of the electoral boundaries for the upcoming May elections are now able to do so thanks to an online application developed in partnership between Elections NB and Service New Brunswick.

“With the click of a mouse, a person can view aerial-photo maps displaying the different electoral boundaries for municipalities, school districts, and regional health authorities,” said Mike Quinn, municipal electoral officer. “This could be a useful tool for candidates preparing for door-to-door campaigning.”

GeoNB is a free on-line service offering access to comprehensive geographic information about New Brunswick including property maps, aerial photos and topographic maps. Using the Internet, GeoNB makes it easy to access current sources of geographic data gathered by the provincial government.

“This partnership with Elections New Brunswick provides another great opportunity for the government to package and freely offer our geographic information to businesses and the public,” said Government Services Minister Craig Leonard, who is also minister responsible for Service New Brunswick. “Our vision for the GeoNB service is to continue to find new ways to increase access to, and showcase, the substantial amount of geographic data that the province has assembled.”

Since its launch in 2009, traffic to the GeoNB site continues to grow and is now more than 12,000 visitors per week.

LINKS:

●    Elections NB: www.electionsnb.ca
●    Service New Brunswick: www.snb.ca/geonb