Sidwell Selected by Keya Paha County, Nebraska (December 10th, 2009)
For Immediate Release
December 10, 2009
Media Contact: Karen Fouts, CMS
St. Charles, IL - As a result of the release of updated statewide soil mapping data, Keya Paha County needed to implement new land capability groups as recommended by the State of Nebraska’s Property Assessment Division. In order to achieve compliance with the Property Assessment Division’s Directive 99-8, Keya Paha County has selected Sidwell to provide digital conversion of the County’s 2,600 land parcels. Once the conversion process is complete, Sidwell will then use its FARMS™ (Farmland Assessment and Report Management System) solution to provide soil calculations, land use calculations, and database linkages to all parcels to complete the assessment GIS and bring the County’s data into compliance. The resulting cadastral-based GIS is to be delivered to Keya Paha County via a new website which will be designed and hosted by Sidwell. The spatial data that will be featured on the site includes the new digital parcel data; the corresponding digital orthophotography; as well as a variety of parcel attribute data. Sidwell staff will provide consultation and training on the use of the website, which will allow County staff to perform queries, conduct property searches, and create and print reports on demand. With up-to-date parcel information in a centralized and accessible location, Keya Paha County will be able to efficiently share the data with end-users in County offices as well as the general public.
This marks the 25th county in 2009 that Sidwell has assisted in moving from paper records to an ESRI GIS-based land records management system.
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For over 80 years, The Sidwell Company has provided outstanding products and services, evolving and innovating every step of the way. Sidwell 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 used by over 160 customers nationwide. Sidwell also offers a full range of aerial photography and photogrammetric services, and is the Midwest Distributor for Magellan™ GPS products and solutions. For more information about Sidwell services and products, call 877.SIDWELL (877.743.9355) or visit www.sidwellco.com.