20 years ago, online mapping was very much in its infancy… Google Maps didn't even come in to being until February 2005! So, who knew back then that our very first venture into sharing information via maps, MARIO – Maps And Related Information Online, would stand the test of time!
Twenty years later and MARIO is used not only in Lancashire, but the world over and we could never have imagined what an important source of information it would become… Did you know that there are 264,000 references to MARIO – Maps & Related Information Online on the web alone and we estimate that 5 million visits have viewed in access of 800 million maps of Lancashire in that time.
To celebrate this milestone, we asked you to let us know how you are using MARIO… and the results are in!
It's great to hear that MARIO has been helping the community of Lancashire in a variety of ways; ranging from researching local and family history and assisting teaching in our schools, through to assisting residents, community organisations and businesses to find locations, view footpaths and bridleways and find out who is responsible for maintaining the highway.
It's also been incredibly useful to learn what you find most useful about MARIO; the resounding response being ease of use, access to aerial photography and historical mapping, and most importantly, the amount and variety of Lancashire's information that is freely available in one space.
Thank you to all those who responded, your feedback will certainly help us to shape the future of MARIO. We hope to bring some new developments to you in 2022, making it even easier to access Lancashire's information… So watch this space.
Welcome to MARIO (Maps and Related Information Online) – Lancashire County Council’s interactive mapping website.
Use this service to access information about an area in Lancashire or look at services provided by the county council and its partners. You can use MARIO to find your street, your house, or anywhere else in the county.
We hope you find MARIO useful in accessing council and local information.