Sidwell Selected to Provide GIS Data Conversion Services for Chaves County, New Mexico

June 21, 2011 -- St. Charles, ILChaves County, located in southeast New Mexico, covers approximately 6,071 square miles and includes approximately 33,000 land parcels. The County recognized a need for a state of the art mapping system to optimize GIS-based land records management and keep their maps as current as possible. The County turned to The Sidwell Company to provide the professional GIS services to enable them to achieve these goals.

As part of this project, Sidwell will convert the County’s existing CAD-based cadastral data into an Esri® geodatabase. The County also elected to purchase Sidwell’s Parcel Builder® software.  Parcel Builder is a suite of software developed by Sidwell for the specific purpose of creating and maintaining cadastral maps.  It is compliant with ArcGIS® 10, and extends the functionality of Esri’s ArcGIS software platform by introducing over 40 tools to improve GIS-based land records workflows.  Sidwell will provide on-site training to the County on ArcGIS 10 and Parcel Builder. 

Sidwell is also pleased to provide the County with their state of the art ArcGIS Server website, Portico.  Sidwell will develop and host the website for the County.  The website will integrate with their existing County webpage and Assessor data. 

According to Ron Lethgo, County Assessor, "Chaves County is looking forward to using the Parcel Builder software, which will give us the ability to streamline our mapping processes.  This in turn will enable us to put a much more interactive mapping tool on the web using Sidwell's (Portico) website."

About Sidwell

The Sidwell Company is an employee-owned firm providing integrated land records management solutions and GIS mapping and software development to local government and private-sector organizations across the United States.  Sidwell’s premier parcel mapping solution, Parcel Builder®, is currently in use at over 150 sites nationwide. Sidwell also offers a full range of aerial photography and photogrammetric services, and is the Midwest Distributor and Authorized Reseller for Ashtech® products and solutions.  For more information about Sidwell services and products, call 877.SIDWELL (877.743.9355) or visit

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