BSI’s National ParcelMap Data Portal Assists FEMA in Hurricane Ike Recovery

October 29, 2008 -- Mill Valley, CA: Boundary Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce its contribution to the GIS Solutions Branch of FEMA’s Information Technology Division’s Hurricane Ike disaster assessment and recovery operations. A previously developed framework between BSI and FEMA enabled expeditious processing of this emergency procurement, started as Ike made landfall. FEMA was soon able to download 40 normalized digital parcel map databases from BSI's National ParcelMap Data Portal. This content, being server-ready, was rapidly integrated as a digital parcel layer with FEMA’s information resources without mishap. Field-of-use includes support of all pertinent federal agencies performing remediation operations for Hurricane Ike Designated Individual and/or Public Assistance Counties.

The NPDP is the wholesale supply point of the national digital parcel map layer. Currently containing 71 million download-ready parcel polygon boundaries from 600 jurisdictions. All content is subjected to over 30 software driven modifications and metric recordings to assure universal internal consistency and highly convenient geoserver loading regardless of platform. NPDP content is available as downloads or on a transaction basis on either the Placebase and r7 geoserver platforms. BSI is implementing SEAMLESS USA, a private sector 1700 county parcel map data creation program along with a communications campaign to make all USA counties PRA compliant so BSI can deliver a affordable-by-all current national parcel layer to industry by 2011. BSI was awarded U.S. Patent 7,092,957, entitled “Computerized National Online Parcel-level Map Data Portal.” Claims include multi-state search to locate an address by displaying its digital parcel boundary. The original provisional patent application filing date is January 18, 2002. Boundary Solutions, BSI, Boundary Solutions logo, National ParcelMap Data Portal, NPDP, NPDP logo and Rooftop Accuracy are trademarks of BSI.

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