In one city in The Phillippines balloons are capturing data to determine land use and up tax collections.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan disclosed recently that the City Government of Angeles is eyeing additional revenues using its Geographic Information System or GIS.
The GIS, he said, uses information and tracking equipment attached to a balloon to properly pinpoint land areas and usage that would result to the appropriate classification and the true real property tax due.
"We are looking at an additional P300 million to P400 million or generate about a total of P1.4 billion using the GIS. It is a system where you could actually see structures in a particular area. Kung minsan kasi, declared pa as agricultural or residential iyun eh, may nakatayo na palang commercial building or hotel," Pamintuan noted.
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The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is pleased to announce the release of two new interactive maps on its website that allow the public to access select commission docket and permit holder information, as well as certain data from non-tidal Delaware River Basin water quality monitoring locations. ...
These maps were created using ESRI ArcGIS Online software. Utilizing this recently released software gives DRBC the ability to create and update the maps in-house at a significant cost savings.
Sadly, the maps are hosted at ArcGIS.com and include the generic interface with the New Map, Sign In and Make Your Own Map text all around. Cleary, there is room for more education about how to implement ArcGIS Online maps for use by the public.
In Chino Hills, CA, officials and residents are working on encroachment issues. And, the GIS is at the center of it.
Several residents were concerned about the accuracy of the GIS system that was used to identify encroachments. ...
Mayor Rogers said city staff is visiting sites to review individual circumstances. “Right off the bat, they eliminated a handful of properties that should not have been on the list,” he said. “Maybe the GIS system was off center a bit. I believe we’ll find many more of these as the visits continue.”