Computerized national online parcel-level map data portal

  • US 7,499,946 B2
  • Filed: 01/17/2007
  • Issued: 03/03/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interactive computer implemented method for retrieving geographic parcel boundary polygon maps and associated parcel attribute data linked to a non-graphic database, wherein the data is acquired electronically, comprising:

  • a. activating a computer terminal;

    b. accessing an applications program for access to the data;

    c. accessing a data entry screen and entering a parcel attribute to call up the parcel selected;

    d. subsequently accessing a multi-state parcel map database comprising multiple jurisdictional databases which have been normalized to a common data protocol;

    e. searching a jurisdiction look up table associated with the multi-state parcel map database, said look up table indexed for identification of the pertinent jurisdictional database, whereby a jurisdictional identifier for the selected jurisdiction is located, and the identified jurisdictional database thereafter accessed; and

    ,f. thereafter displaying on screen a parcel boundary polygon map, along with surrounding parcel boundary polygons, the default scale of the displayed map selected to fill the computer display screen with parcel boundaries within a selected distance around the subject parcel, the selected parcel boundary polygon highlighted, defining both the location and boundary of the parcel, and associated attribute data for the highlighted parcel displayed.

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