CARIS announced the successful implementation of CARIS Land Information Network (LIN) for the Colchester County in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The first implementation of a full province-wide rollout of LIN in Nova Scotia, the Colchester County implementation of CARIS LIN went live with success in March 2003. CARIS LIN is an integrated information services application for managing land ownership. It replaces the traditional names-based Nova Scotia system. Customizable, modular and optimizing the latest Internet technologies, LIN also uses advanced Oracle databases to provide a central repository of textual land attribute data.
Nova Scotia’s selection of CARIS LIN was made after careful review of the functionality in the CARIS LIN system in comparison with those in four other Canadian jurisdictions.
Evaluation of the Colchester County implementation will continue during the coming months. The full land registration system will be rolled-out on a county-by-county basis to the rest of the province beginning in the fall of 2003. The current release of CARIS LIN supports Nova Scotia’s traditional registry and property mapping; allows staff to maintain and update assessment information; supports the new land registration system; provides access to scanned images; provides connectivity between the electronic map (GIS) and the parcel attribute data; enables Internet access for public queries; allows lawyers to electronically submit parcel descriptions and obtain parcel identification approval; and facilitates on-line applications for first registration. When fully implemented, CARIS LIN will allow submitted documents to be scanned at the front counter and will provide access to scanned images. With more than 23 years providing Geomatics software, CARIS has expertise and experience in providing innovative solutions for the management and analysis of spatial data for land information management, geological applications, marine and hydrographic applications.