According to the terms of the new arrangement, EDR will access tax records aggregated by DMP's proprietary web services, including exact property lines. This will enable EDR to more accurately identify adjoining properties that should be analyzed in city directory resources.
EDR's historic city directory abstracts, which provide information dating back to the 1800s, are used by EPs to research the prior uses of properties and identify potential environmental conditions that may impact a property's value. City directory search results are provided at five-year intervals to enable EPs to track a property's changing uses over time.
"Our commitment to emerging technology led us to the agreement with DMP, which will mean more refined, accurate and reliable data for those who order city directory abstracts," said EDR CEO, Rob Barber. "This will allow greater insight into the environmental conditions that surround a property and add value to our reports, things we strive for every day."
To provide a full spectrum of historical reports for the environmental industry -- including city directory reports as well as Sanborn fire insurance maps, historical topographic maps and historic aerial photos -- EDR continues to expand and enhance the nation's largest database of millions of historical environmental records as well as its nationwide network of historical research professionals.
DMP, based in Santa Ana, Calif., aggregates property-related information for use in a variety of Internet-based subscription applications used by the real estate industry and government agencies. It is a pioneer in embedded Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that enable a more accurate assessment of properties beyond what is recorded by street address alone.
"While many organizations have amassed considerable digital content, it is the power of GIS-embedded applications that truly leverages content into valuable decision support information that can be used on a broad scale," said DMP CEO Jim Skurzynski.
Environmental Data Resources Inc. is the leading national provider of environmental risk information services in the United States. As the innovator of the most comprehensive and accurate database of environmental and historical land use information, the company provides reports, subscription services and workflow solutions to help its customers assess and manage environmental risk. EDR customers include commercial and residential real estate professionals, environmental consultants, lenders, corporations, attorneys and government agencies. Established in 1991, EDR is headquartered in Milford, Conn., with regional offices located throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.edrnet.com.
About Digital Map Products
Digital Map Products, Inc., a privately held company founded in 2000, is a pioneer in the integration of parcel lines, aerial maps, property information and more into user-friendly internet-based software applications for advanced decision-making. Products include turnkey web-based applications for specific vertical markets such as CityGIS(TM) for local governments, LandVision(TM) for the builder-developer market, and ParcelStream(TM) for the residential real estate market. Digital Map Products' headquarters are in Santa Ana, Calif.; to learn more visit http://www.digitalmapproducts.com.