Lake County has upgraded its online mapping application to provide users with easy access to maps, tax and property information, and other interactive features. Anyone seeking to conduct business or buy property in Lake County can analyze environmental features, assessment characteristics, transportation availability, or proximity to other services. Users can search and customize maps to include administrative boundaries, cities, water features, parks, landmarks, highways, buildings and more. Users can search through 22 aerial views between 1939 and 2011. Each parcel in the county can be broken down by categories, such as tax parcels and property, political and taxing districts or environment and transportation. Maps also can be personalized with custom graphics for display, measurement, and analysis and can be shared as a PDF or by creating a direct link. The mapping tool is available at http://maps.lakecountyil.gov/mapsonline.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.