By Billy Burle, VP Sales and Marketing
When talking about workflow within the parcel mapping environment, most people think of the workflow associated with completing a split or a join. There’s nothing wrong with that, we do the same thing when talking about our product DREAMaps Mapper. Once you’re deep in the editing mode of a parcel or group of parcels, it’s important to have some kind of workflow to complete the task. However, that’s not the workflow I’ll be discussing here. Instead let’s take a step back and look at the mapping workflow as a whole.
The mapping workflow doesn’t start with GIS. It typically starts with a document. That document triggers a series of actions that lead to a mapper editing the map. That process, the one that goes from a recorded document to a mapped parcel is riddled with inefficiencies and unnecessary manual processes. As a technology enthusiast, I have to say technology has gotten too good to allow you to continue down this path needlessly.
Let’s look at an example of using available technology to automate this process using DREAMaps Online as the primary integration platform. First off, if the documents are stored in another system and / or another office like the Register of Deeds office, DREAMaps Online can import those into our system on a regular basis. Those documents can be filtered along the way so that only relevant land records documents make it to the system.
Let’s stop and think about that for a moment. [insert dramatic pause] If you are printing documents and manually reviewing them you can now stop doing that! We have a solution for you. Continue reading