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WABASH COUNTY GIS ANNOUNCES BEACON WEBSITE UPGRADE
WABASH COUNTY GIS
Wabash County Court House
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Wabash, IN 46992
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PRESS RELEASE

WABASH COUNTY GIS ANNOUNCES THE SCHNEIDER CORPORATION’S BEACON WEBSITE UPGRADE

Wabash County GIS today announced its’ implementation of the enhanced Beacon map engine will take affect the week of May 16th, 2011.

Wabash County GIS is updating the existing Beacon map engine that will enhance the user experience when working with the map, improving existing and expanding functionality that users are accustom to using.

This upgrade of the Beacon map engine is now able to support multiple map server technologies, like Arc Server dynamic and tile caches, WMS, ESRI Base Maps, Google base maps, along with other pluggable architectures. It can support all modern map services, as well as adapting to future services. As an industry leading application, Beacon map engine works on multiple platforms, including all modern mobile devices. Users will see improved navigation, new tools, and expanded map; therefore, harnessing the best parts of back-end technologies and data services, delivering a seamless experience to all.

Beacon gives users 24/7 access to a variety of integrated local government data including GIS, appraisal and tax information, and the data is updated daily. Beacon streamlines how the public interfaces with local government offices by consolidating searches of multiple offices into just one query that 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.

The Wabash County GIS Committee is excited to be partnered with the Schneider Corporation to provide data with the new Beacon map engine. As the features of the new map engine are implemented we extend our help to all users. Please feel free to contact the members of Wabash County GIS with any questions regarding navigation of the Beacon website.



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