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Howard CAD GIS Case Study

Original paper mapThe GIS conversion project for Howard CAD included the conversion of their existing GIS data, scanning over 300 large paper maps to digital format and publishing the final product to an interactive mapping system. Howard CAD initially used older mapping software to maintain over 22,000 real properties. However, it did not overlay any aerial images or integrate with their CAMA records. It was also discovered through a data analysis that the parcel boundaries did not match the aerial imagery by over 100 feet.

BIS Consulting was able to reconstruct Howard CAD’s base map using the information from old paper maps. These maps were able to provide accurate dimensions as well as historical lot and block information for each city. The historical layer provides valuable information and is included as part of BIS Consulting’s standard GIS database.

GIS Data Conversion

After the parcel base map was completed, it was scanned for topological accuracy and integrated with the ownership information from Howard CAD’s CAMA software. A subdivision layer, city limits layer, abstract layer, and streets layer were also created as part of the final base map. All of these layers were then published to an interactive map online. The appraisers at Howard CAD were able to quickly benefit from this technology by accessing information in the field using the GPS signal on their smart phone or tablet. Taxpayers, private companies, and city employees are also benefiting from this technology by exporting ownership information, printing, and drawing directly on the map!

Howard CAD continues to pursue innovation through new technology and increasing their efficiency with GIS. If you would like to learn more about the project at Howard CAD or speak with our GIS team, please contact us today!

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BIS Consulting at Junior Achievements in Dallas

Kim Sprattley, from our Document Imaging Department spent the day with a great group of third graders at David G. Burnet Elementary. Kim represented BIS Consulting through the Junior Achievement Program. Junior Achievement uses business professional volunteers to teach basic business principles. BIS is delighted to give back to children in our community.


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Looking for an Appraisal District or Tax Office in Texas?

If you are looking for an Appraisal District or Tax Office in Texas, look no further. BIS Consulting developed http://www.txcounties.com to assist in finding the District you may be looking for. If you are a vendor feel free to reach out to us for advertising opportunities.

Rains County Appraisal District chose BIS for Website and Property Search Hosting

Rains County Appraisal District chose BIS for Website and Property Search Hosting.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Nightly Property Search Updates
  • Ability to update website content yourself
  • ESRI Map integration
  • Google Map integration
  • Certified Payment integration for easy online tax payments

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Madison County Appraisal District selected BIS as their IT Managed Services provider

Madison County Appraisal District selected BIS Consulting to provide the district with our IT Managed Services. BIS has a  proven track record of great customer service and outstanding IT staff! We are here for you when you need us with one phone call or email away! http://www.bisconsultants.com/solutions/managed-services

San Jacinto County Appraisal District chose BIS Consulting as its Document Imaging provider

San Jacinto County Appraisal District chose BIS to digitize their 250,000 documents. Enjoy a streamlined office with a customized BIS Consulting document imaging solution! Utilize our exclusive organization programs to improve staff productivity. Files will be at your fingertips, saving time and ensuring peace of mind with a viable backup if disaster strikes. Find out more….

Austin County Appraisal District selects BIS Consulting for GIS maintenance services.

BIS Consulting will be providing GIS maintenance services for Austin CAD. The District also decided to go with our interactive maps online. This service will allow tax payers to quickly access their ownership information and even export data from the online map. The interactive map can even be used with a smartphone to easily find properties with your phone’s GPS signal. Click here to learn more about our GIS Services and Interactive Maps!

Interested in our GIS services? Click here to contact our sales team!

Need an Austin County downloadable GIS map?  Click here.

Maverick County Appraisal District selects BIS Consulting for GIS Services

Maverick County Appraisal District selects BIS Consulting for GIS Maintenance Services, OnlineInteractive Maps and our Property Search web application.  BIS Consulting has streamlined the GIS maintenance process which allows the District to save money and benefit from a faster turn-around time. Parcel updates are also live on the web as soon as each deed is processed. Maverick CAD is located in Eagle Pass, TX.

Interested in our GIS services? Click here to contact our sales team!

Needing a Maverick County GIS downloadable file?  Click here.

Appraisal Districts and Tax Offices now offering tax payments online

Texas Appraisal Districts and Tax Offices are now accepting tax payments online via their property search powered by BIS Consulting. Don’t wait in line to pay your taxes, pay them online! BIS Consulting partnered with Certified Payments to make this online transaction simple and easy! Check out a few counties below offering this service:

Parmer County Appraisal District

Lamar County Appraisal District

Gaines County Appraisal District

Rockwall County Appraisal District

BIS Consulting 2013 TAAD Conference

We had a tremendous turn out at the TAAD conference this year. I would personally like to Thank all of our supportive clients and future clients for stopping by and visiting BIS Consulting. We take pride in our work and are dedicated to our client base! I would also like to thank Jonathan and his company Capture POD of DFW for bringing the photo booth it was a great hit!


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