Troup unveils updated property record and mapping site | Community Spirit
LAGRANGE, GA -Since the County’s new property record cards (PRC’s) were introduced online August 2009, the site has logged almost 130,000 visits and over one million page views in just over two years. The online map site introduced a year later in Septemer has seen almost 24,000 since last September.
“The online maps and property records have really provided a lot of convenience to our real estate professionals in the communty,” says Troups Chief Appraiser Dana Eaton, “and individual property owners appreciate the convenience too.” The past couple of years have been challenging for programmers to keep up with changes at the state level, according to County officials. Troup refreshes property record information about monthly to keep ownership and other information current, although values reflect the most recently approved digest – 2011 for now.
The new PRC’s offer more detailed information about the properties and a couple more search options will be available. “The basic search functions have been available since we first went live,” says Scott Turk, Troup County’s Governmental Services/GIS manager. “The search functions we’re adding now are more for our power users in real estate and even our internal users.” That’s true of the maps too, according to Turk. “We’re constantly adding new map layers and features to the website,” Turk continued. “The biggest improvement from a convenience standpoint will be a direct link from the new PRC’s to the corresponding parcel on the map. It’s a huge convenience and will save a lot of clicks for our users.” Our online host Binary Bus has helped us make the site useful and user friendly while helping keep costs down.
New map layers that have been added, or are coming soon include points of interest like touism sites and cemeteries as well as the recently adopted 2010 County Commissioner districts. We’re always looking for ways to improve. Anyone can e-mail suggestions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.