How accurate is the parcel data?

GIS data is pulled together from a variety of sources with varying degrees of accuracy and precision, so horizontal positional accuracy can vary greatly.  For many of the subdivisions, Coordinate Geometry or COGO calculations were performed using recorded plat documents. While recorded documents are used to inform our mapping, online mapping data is for assistance in property location and not guaranteed for accurate measurements.

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1. How can I search for a property by address?
2. How can I navigate on the map more easily / quickly?
3. How can I zoom to my current location?
4. How can I get back to the map of Whatcom County?
5. How do I print a map?
6. How do I change the scale range for the property ID label visibility?
7. How do I adjust layers visibility and drawing order?
8. How do I measure distance or area?
9. How do I access the Whatcom County Zoning Regulations from the Map?
10. How accurate is the parcel data?
11. When I search a parcel, how do I move the popup from obscuring the map underneath?
12. How do I brighten the Assessor Map parcel lines and labels?
13. How can I add my own text and markup to a map?
14. How do I use the Public Notification Tool?
15. Why is the map responding slowly?