CourthouseUSA Markets Mobile Alert for Crowdsourcing Property Data
Helps Organization Streamline Data Gathering and Management for Property Appraisals25 August 2015
Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of authoritative U.S. property data and property related mobile apps, is marketing Mobile Alert for the crowdsourcing of property appraisal data.
CourthouseUSA will market Hexagon Geospatial’s Mobile Alert for allowing the public to report property conditions in their neighborhoods, while also helping property appraisers and assessors to maintain assessment databases for tax jurisdictions. A mobile application for crowdsourcing incident information, Mobile Alert allows citizens with GPS-enabled smartphones and tablets to play an active role in their regions by immediately sending incident information to authorities.
“Hexagon Geospatial’s Mobile Alert is the obvious choice for the purpose of crowdsourcing property information,” said Marlene Jeffers, the Founder and Principal of CourthouseUSA. “It’s an intuitive app designed for the non-technical user, which in our case is the public, and it is capable of accommodating all the properties categories that the appraisal market requires.”
With this implementation, citizens and government authorities can send along the GPS location, verified address and pertinent notes about property changes to proper authorities. The twelve data categories for reporting are: Use Code changes, For Rent, For Sale, Mobile Home, Business in Home, Multiple Living Units, New Construction, Demolition, Renovation, Disaster Damage, Billboards and Cell Towers.
CourthouseUSA serves as a referral partner for Hexagon Geospatial, where the company will market Mobile Alert to the various local government agencies that it serves. Mobile Alert offers a reliable, cost-effective tool for collecting actionable data from any citizen source. Government agencies can simply subscribe to receive the crowd-sourced information by email, the Mobile Alert Portal, or through OGC web services.
About Courthouse USACourthouseUSA, LLC (CUSA) specializes in obtaining current authoritative property data "as-is" from local governments, mapping and storing it in a standardized open format. In return for their participation, CUSA offers local governments incentives in the form of free and discounted software and services, as well as, revenue sharing as state statute and local ordinances allow. The CUSA national portal provides entrepreneurs access to a national property information database enabling them to write a single application for the public and private sectors that can be applied nationwide. CUSA promotes the resulting 3nd party applications through its CUSA App Store and as a Commissioned Sales Agent. Learn more at http://courthouseusa.com/
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