Press release from Dearborn County GIS
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Dearborn County GIS Coordinator has announced its implementation of The Schneider Corporation’s Beacon map engine.
The Beacon Website is currently in the last stages of development and beta testing by county staff. It will be released to the public by June 21, 2011. There will be a public open house with a hands on training opportunity at the Aurora Public Library June 21st at 1:00 p.m. and Lawrenceburg Public Library at 4:00 p.m.
“This is a culmination of a tremendous effort of all Dearborn County departments. For the first time we are in a position to leverage the collective data of all departments and provide public access to valuable information for the citizens of Dearborn County,” said Margaret Minzner, GISP, Dearborn County GIS Coordinator.
Beacon gives users 24/7access to a variety of integrated local government data including GIS, appraisal and tax information, with data updated daily. Beacon streamlines public interfaces with local government offices by consolidating searches of multiple offices into just one query which can be conducted from any computer or mobile device. The result is a more efficient way to obtain up-to-date information, as well as providing search, reporting and printer-friendly features.
Beacon is used by over 250,000 unique users monthly searching more than 200 local governments, accessing 6.5 million parcels with an assessed value of $803 billion. On average, it saves individual user communities more than 25 hours per day in staff time-the equivalent of three full-time employees-normally spent servicing requests for the information now available on a self-service basis via the Beacon portal