Orlando, Fla., 26 September 2006 – MultiVision USA, a provider of high-resolution oblique imagery and 3D viewing software, has delivered new aerial imagery of Sedgwick County, Kansas, along with viewing software, to the County Appraiser’s Office for use in property mass appraisal.
“Sedgwick County is a rapidly growing area where local government offices are racing to ensure that county services keep pace with development,” said Dave Ledgerwood, MultiVision USA President. “County officials have committed themselves to finding new technologies that create efficiencies and streamline key business processes such as property appraisal.”
MultiVision USA utilizes an advanced aerial imaging system to acquire high-resolution oblique imagery for use in Property Appraisal and Assessment, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, Emergency Management and other applications that benefit from multi-perspective and 3D viewing capabilities.
Michael Borchard, Appraiser for Sedgwick County, is responsible for overseeing the appraisal of all real property throughout the county. Each year, approximately one-sixth of the entire county is re-inspected. He and his staff of 75 had been seeking new, high-tech ways of verifying property characteristics, and the MultiVision USA product will make their work significantly easier.
“This technology gives us 3D views of all properties, allowing us to easily see property changes from year to year, so that we can provide accurate property appraisals,” said Borchard. “We can now work much more efficiently. Previously, we had team members going out and manually measuring properties. Now we get accurate measurements without even leaving our desks.”
In making their decision to purchase the MultiVision USA oblique imagery, Borchard and his team were impressed with the powerful 3D viewing and measuring tools included in the MultiVision software package, which was delivered with the imagery at no additional charge. He added, “We’ve also been impressed by their customer service so far. They’ve been extremely helpful in getting us up and running.”
The MultiVision imagery and viewing software are also valuable when a property owner wants to see a particular piece of property. The software allows the user to see homes, for instance, from four different perspectives — and the imagery can be enlarged, and property features measured. This multiple perspective usually makes it easier for the property owner to see exactly what the appraisers saw then making their appraisals.
MultiVision software integrates oblique and nadir aerial photos into a single database and provides onscreen tools to manipulate and measure vertical and horizontal structures, such as building facades, backyard patios, and terrain features, from any angle or direction. The software works directly with all GIS-based applications, allowing for the importing and exporting of additional data layers without third-party software.
About MultiVision USA
The MultiVision imagery database and software provide several advantages over other oblique aerial products. MultiVision processing technology registers the oblique images to standard orthophotography to create a seamless multi-dimensional viewing environment in the end user’s chosen coordinate system, resulting in highly accurate feature mapping, navigation and measurement. In addition, the MultiVision software provides easy-to-use 3D modeling functionality. Perhaps most importantly, MultiVision clients own the imagery they purchase from MultiVision USA.
About Sedgwick County
Sedgwick County is located in south-central Kansas. The total population is just under half a million people. The County Appraiser’s office is responsible for appraising approximately 211,000 real properties and 55,000 personal properties, with approximately one-sixth of the county being re-inspected each year.
Dave Ledgerwood, President
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