POSTED BY DATASCOUT ON SEP 27, 2016 IN NEWS | COMMENTS OFF ON PRESS RELEASE – EDGE GIS WEB-BASED MAPPING PROGRAM
Ashley County Assessor, Beth Rush is pleased to announce the release of the EDGE GIS Web-Based Mapping Program, used countywide, to the public for online use beginning October 1st…
The Assessor in a joint effort with County Native, James Hartshorn of Monticello based company Eagle Forestry Service began presenting the web based software to County Officials, County Cities, and County School Districts in 2013. Shortly after a presentation to the quorum court seeking approval of funding for this service, several Quorum Court members expressed interest in having online availability. Assessor Rush wanted to wait awhile before making the site public to have more county and city officials using the product before making it available for the public to view.
“We’re now at the point to make the program available to the public. We have most of the county parcels mapped that can be mapped. We have a lot of old deeds that reference landmarks that no longer exist and can’t be mapped at this time. Our County 911 Coordinator, Brandy Dye has been diligently working on countywide address points. All of our county cities are using the service as well as both of our county school districts. The system is real-time allowing anyone to see the latest updates by the county and cities. There are over 60 different map layers in our system and growing. Real Estate parcels, addresses, fire districts, cell towers, voting districts, flood zones are just a few examples of the information available. The program includes 2015 aerial photography of the county and the original GLO Plats from when the County was created. There are tools in the program to create bookmarks, conduct searches, find addresses, do drawings with measurements, find GPS points and print maps. “
This easy to use software is what the Assessor’s office uses to map and verify all deeds received before transferring to the new owner. It has been a tremendous help in verifying and if necessary, requesting an error correction from deed preparer, eliminating the need for corrections found months or years later.
This service joins existing online services provided by the Assessor’s Office for ease and convenience. To view and use this new software, go to the Assessor’s website www.ashleycountyassessor.com. The link is located on the first page under online services. You may also reach it by entering www.efsedge.com/ashley in any search tool.