Moving to a new city - ward boundaries?

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Moving to a new city - ward boundaries?

Postby bdavey » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:01 pm

Hi everybody,

Is there a way to get a ward boundary map for a ward that I'm not in?

I got a job in Santa Rosa, CA, and I'm hoping to find out what the ward boundaries are for each ward there. I know that wherever we end up is where we should be and plan to contribute to whatever ward we're in, but it would be nice in our search efforts to know the general areas we should focus on.

I know that on LDS maps you can find out what meetinghouse a certain address is assigned to, but I'm wondering if you could find out what "area" or boundary a meetinghouse / ward occupies.

Thanks!

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Postby russellhltn » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:38 pm

Log into maps.lds.org. If you're logged in, you see the boundaries of that ward. If you move the marker, then you can see the boundaries of the new ward.
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Postby aebrown » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:59 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Log into maps.lds.org. If you're logged in, you see the boundaries of that ward. If you move the marker, then you can see the boundaries of the new ward.


That capability is not available to regular members -- you can do it because you are an assistant stake clerk. Regular members can only see the boundaries of their current stake and the wards in their stake.
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Postby russellhltn » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:39 pm

aebrown wrote:That capability is not available to regular members -- you can do it because you are an assistant stake clerk. Regular members can only see the boundaries of their current stake and the wards in their stake.


Huh. I didn't know my "special privileges' extended to maps. I knew better then to suggest CDOL.

On the maps page, before I sign in, I see "Church members can sign in to see their own ward boundaries and other kinds of boundaries worldwide." Any idea what "other kinds of boundries worldwide" would be?
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Postby aebrown » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:11 pm

RussellHltn wrote:On the maps page, before I sign in, I see "Church members can sign in to see their own ward boundaries and other kinds of boundaries worldwide." Any idea what "other kinds of boundries worldwide" would be?


According to the legend, the only options besides your own stake and its wards that are listed are missions and areas.
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Postby bdavey » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:47 am

aebrown wrote:According to the legend, the only options besides your own stake and its wards that are listed are missions and areas.



That's helpful, thanks! Should I contact a Stake clerk of the Santa Rosa stake to see if I could get a copy of a map with ward boundaries? Or is that technically not allowed and I should just go in to the office to see it in person?

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Postby aebrown » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:51 am

bdavey wrote:That's helpful, thanks! Should I contact a Stake clerk of the Santa Rosa stake to see if I could get a copy of a map with ward boundaries? Or is that technically not allowed and I should just go in to the office to see it in person?


Although I'm sure that the restrictions on who can see all ward/stake boundaries were put in place for good reasons, in your situation you are soon to be a member of the stake you want the boundaries for. So it seems to me that it is within the discretion of that stake (ultimately the stake president, but someone lower could make the decision) whether they want to give you those maps in anticipation of you moving into their stake.
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Postby lajackson » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:03 pm

bdavey wrote:Is there a way to get a ward boundary map for a ward that I'm not in?


It is a little bit labor intensive [insert understatement of the year award here], but if you really want to spend some time, you can plug in a series of addresses in the new area and find out in which ward they would be located. If you know where you will be working, and have in mind some subdivisions where you will be searching for homes or apartments, this is one way you can get a general idea of where you may land.

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Re: Moving to a new city - ward boundaries?

Postby HutchingsCK » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:45 pm

I'm in the same boat. This whole process seems counter intuitive and labor intensive. I would think people moving would want to see what neighborhoods they will be in a ward with. But I know the user experience is probably last on the priority list for this tool.

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Re: Moving to a new city - ward boundaries?

Postby lajackson » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:08 am

It has been 4-1/2 years since the previous post, and a lot has changed since then. If you log in with your LDS Account, you should be able to see ward boundaries anywhere and get a feel for where a certain area will fall.


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