MuniSight is a web-based GIS application, that allows Municipal Administrations to share important information with rate-payers in their jurisdiction.
This Help form is designed to provide meaningful information to public users, that may be interested in learning how to best use the MuniSight application, in the format of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
How can MuniSight be accessed?
Typically, a Municipality will list a link to their MuniSight Webmap platform on their municipal website. If you cannot find the link, and you think that your Municipality does have access to MuniSight, then please contact the Municipality directly.
Once you have access to the MuniSight Webmap URL, you can log-on by:
STEP 1: Clicking “Log in as guest”
STEP 2: Reviewing and Agreeing, to the information disclaimer
How can I navigate through the program?
As you move your mouse over the map, you will see information tooltips display. These tooltips show summary information about features in the map. You can use these tooltips to help find the location you seek.
Along the top of the map, there is a navigation toolbar with zoom tools. You can also use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the map. You can also press and drag the map to re-centre the map.
Along the left of the map are the legend and searches tabs. Scroll through the legend to see all the features or layers of information you can display. Use the searches to find specific information or locations on the map.
In between the legend and the map you can access a number of tools you can use to explore the map.
Typically, in the top right of the application, you can access Municipal Orthographic Images.
What type of information is available on Webmap?
Information on MuniSight’s Webmap product, is controlled by the Municipality. Typically, Municipalities try to make as much information public as possible, while adhering to restrictions associated with Privacy Laws. These Privacy Restrictions may vary from Municipality to Municipality, so the information displayed to the public might not be the same across all MuniSight Webmap applications. With all of that in mind, the following information is typically available on MuniSight’s Webmap product:
- Land Parcel Information
- Land Zoning
- Electoral Division
- Fire Districts
- Rural & urban addresses
- Provincial LINC Number
- Roll Number
- Land Assessment & Taxation Information
- Orthographic imagery
- Road Network
- Road Name
- Any applicable usage restrictions (ie. speed, max vehicle weight, etc.)
- Municipal assets
- Bridges & culverts
- Water Network
- Sewer Network
- Historical sites
If any of the information is missing from a Municipality’s application, please contact the Municipality directly.
How do I find land parcel information?
You can access a wide range of information about a parcel of land, by clicking on it in the Webmap application. If you are looking for a specific parcel of land, there are typically two ways to find it:
- Map navigation – use the map’s navigation tools to find the parcel of land on the map
- Search – use the applications search functionality, on the left pane, to search by:
- Roll number
- Legal location
- GPS coordinates
Land information is shown in a pop-up window in MuniSight. So if you are unable to see information, after selecting a specific parcel of land, then you may have to turn off any pop-up blockers.
Accessing further application support
Public users can gain access to additional support, by visiting help.munisight.com or by contacting their respective Municipality directly.
Frequently used terminology
- GIS – A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data
- Land Parcel – In real estate, a lot or plot is a tract or parcel of land owned or meant to be owned by some owner(s)
- Roll Number – An identifier, used to record taxable property.
- Orthographic Image – A properly referenced aerial photograph, with respect to land geography