The Sidwell Company to Provide Cadastral Enhancement Solutions to Ferry County, WA

April 18, 2008 --  St. Charles, IL – Ferry County, Washington, has chosen The Sidwell Company to convert their existing parcel datasets into ESRI’s Geodatabase format. The County’s current GIS parcel database consists of three incomplete and outdated ESRI shapefiles; the jurisdiction is instead looking to combine and manage the parcel inventory in one contiguous database. Sidwell will complete the conversion and provide Ferry County with their industry-acclaimed training course, “Cadastral Editing within ArcMap,” to facilitate implementation and the County staff’s use of the new geodatabase system.

Also as part of the scope of services to be provided, The Sidwell Company will use the existing Ferry County Assessor’s tax maps and mining claim documents to finish the compilation of missing parcel and mining claim information in the GIS. Using the existing hard copy tax maps as the primary source of information, Sidwell will also add parcel number attributes to previously created and new parcel polygons.

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A software product developed exclusively by Sidwell, Parcel Builder™ is the premier parcel mapping solution for ESRI’s ArcGIS® 9.2 software. Fully compliant with the newest technology from ESRI, Parcel Builder provides users with a comprehensive GIS-based land records management solution that features simplified interfaces, significantly streamlines most common cadastral mapping tasks, and allows for complete integration of GIS, Tax and CAMA workflows. For more information about Parcel Builder, or Sidwell’s GIS, aerial photography, photogrammetric and mapping services, contact the company at 877.SIDWELL (877.743-9355), or visit their websites at or

ESRI and ArcGIS 9.2 are licensed trademarks of ESRI. For more information about GIS industry leader ESRI, contact the company at 800.GIS.XPRT (800.447.9778) or visit them on the web at

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