"Street centerlines and aerial imagery just don't tell the whole story. The visualization of actual property boundaries is quickly becoming the standard for map-based web applications dealing with real property," said Jim Skurzynski, president and founder of DMP, a pioneer provider of visual data content and Internet-based business applications for real estate and government.
"With parcel-level content, you have much greater visual information on which to base your decisions. Additionally, when searching for properties based upon parcel accuracy you're placed directly over your target property, not at an extrapolated location along the street like in most web-based applications today. That's critical when you're a serious real estate professional trying to understand a property's true value, or a city planner performing zone change notifications."
"When it comes to collecting parcel content, there are currently very few options," said Jamie Wilson, vice president of product development for ZipRealty, the largest Internet-based real estate brokerage. "We found ParcelStream to be the best solution out there and a more cost effective solution than building it in house."
"In addition to the quality and accuracy of the parcel content, we wanted a solution that could be deployed right away," said Bob Evatt, vice president of software development for CoStar Group, the country's number one provider of information services to the commercial real estate industry. "By choosing ParcelStream, we were able to incorporate parcel visualization into our applications with minimal impact on development resources. DMP had us on-line in a matter of days, allowing our customers to quickly take advantage of the new features."
DMP has been building its databases since 1996, specializing in collecting parcel geometry on a county-by-county basis, navigating both the legal and the technical complexities presented by these public databases. "Our goal has always been to remove as many of the obstacles to this data as possible thus making the data more available and accessible by our customers," said Skurzynski.
ZipRealty is a full-service residential real estate brokerage firm. The Company uses the Internet, proprietary technology and efficient business processes to provide home buyers and sellers with high-quality service and value. Founded in 1999, the Company currently operates in 30 major markets in 17 states and the District of Columbia with over 2,000 sales agents. The Company's client-centric business strategy utilizes a sophisticated Web site, which enables home buyers and sellers to access comprehensive local Multiple Listing Services home listings data and other relevant information. For more information on ZipRealty, visit http://www.ziprealty.com
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Digital Map Products, Inc. was the first provider of subscription web applications that embed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to enhance workflow productivity. Based in Santa Ana, California, the company's SaaS products serve more than 350 customers, representing about 150,000 registered users. Its ParcelStream web application is powering national real estate websites with millions of hits per month. Products include online applications such as LandVision for the research, acquisition and management of land assets, CityGIS and CommunityView for government and ParcelStream for web developers. To learn more, visit http://www.digitalmapproducts.com
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