Whether you’re new to GIS or looking to see what else is available to add in your application, YourTown™ is a great place to get started. In some of these blog posts, we suggest you try out different tools in YourTown™, but never really get into what it is or how to access it.
YourTown™ is an imaginary city used for demonstration purposes. YourTown™ is populated with dummy data which you are free to edit without the worry of messing it up. Also included are a majority of the GIS tool offerings Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. builds, making YourTown™ a good place to explore or try out techniques explained on this blog.
So now, how do you access YourTown™? First, you’ll want to access the portal page shown below.
If you have a GIS application with us, this page likely looks familiar. You can log in at the top by clicking the Log In button and using the same username and password you’d use on your own GIS site.
If you don’t have a GIS application with us, or you haven’t set up an account for it yet, click “Request Access” and follow the registration process. We’ll then get you set up with YourTown™ access.
Once signed in, you’ll have a few buttons on the bottom. Feel free to explore, but we recommend starting with the GIS Map.
Before concluding today’s post, there’s a few things about YourTown™ that you should know. While we try to keep it up-to-date and error free, it takes back-seat to client needs and is not nearly as polished as client applications. All the data is editable to anyone, so the data will likely not make sense. Different versions of the tools in YourTown™ may exist to meet differing needs.
Next week, we’ll dive a little further into what you’re looking at here, so stay tuned!