Waterfront locator launched
K-Lin.com and GGCweb of Kiimarnock recently launched the Northern Neck Waterfront Locator.
Rappahannock Record webmaster and network manager K. C. Troise designed the site after realizing a need for a reliable online map of the area, he said.
Troise spent hours tracing the contours of the Northern Neck shoreline, integrating it with road maps and pulling together information on local landmarks to present as accurate a representation of the region as possible, he said.
Designed to help newcomers and property shoppers locate creeks in relation to nearby towns and villages, the interactive maps allow clients to zoom in on waterways, learn about the surrounding attractions and link to informational and governmental pages from the website's resource page, said Troise. The site can be accessed through several real estate sites and a variety of search engines. The link may be placed on any local home page, he added.
"Unlike other online maps, which focus only on the roads and highways. Northern Neck Waterfront Locator was designed specifically for people interested in the location of watcrfront property, creeks and rivers, area resources, and its geographical relationship to the rest of the Northern Neck." said Troise.
The site allows visitors to search over 190 creeks alpha-betically and geographically.
Waterfront properties are often advertised on "Towles Creek" or the "Great Wicomico River." A real estate buyer new to the area might have no idea where "Towles Creek" is in comparison to Kiimamock or the Chesapeake Bay, explained Troise.
The site will allow them to jump from a real estate ad to a map of the area to a blow up of Towles Creek to the Town of Kiimamock site in just a few clicks, he said. "This websile pulls together all the information that's out there into one convenient site," said Troise,
The site also acts as a relocation resource page, offering links to businesses, schools, hospitals and government sites. In counties where the land records are online, the site provides a link to the database, allowing real estate investors to search the most recent tax assessments on any parcel. Additional resources will be added as they become available, he said.