California, USA, 28 August 2006: Boundary Solutions, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent 7,092,957, entitled “Computerized National Online Parcel-level Map Data Portal” for multi jurisdictional search and display of digital parcel map boundaries. The patent relates back to the date of the original provisional patent application filed January 18, 2002.
Under this patent, an entered street address, ZIP Code and/or Assessor Parcel ID Number returns a display of the pertinent parcel boundary feature highlighted to differentiate if from the surrounding parcel boundaries. A jurisdiction look up table is referenced to determine which jurisdiction(s) are accessed to retrieve and display the pertinent polygons. Among other features, spatial data is linked to non-graphic property tax records to act as a spatial database model. A metadata profile describing the pertinent data is displayed as needed. Queries can be applied to all parcels on the screen to highlight ones with matching spatial and/or attribute characteristics.
Customers purchasing digital parcel map data from Boundary Solutions receive a limited license to use this patented technology in conjunction with the acquired content.
Boundary Solutions Inc.
Boundary Solutions Inc. based in Mill Valley, California, assembled the most extensive database of parcel map data available from jurisdictions throughout the United States. As of July 2006, a total of 43 million parcels from 340 jurisdictions are normalized and ready for download.