US: Hexagon Geospatial has announced latest partnership with Apex Software, the leader in Sketching Software development for the government property appraisal market, for efficient property appraisal workflows.
Geospatial Appraisal from Hexagon Geospatial combines GeoMedia Smart Client with APEX Sketch, to allow appraisers to update property attributes and generate accurate sketches directly from the field.
Hexagon also offers a semi-automated Parcel Change Detection workflow tool using ERDAS IMAGINE software, which automates parcel-level change detection. By quantifying the differences between old and new imagery, the tool is able to determine changes representing additions, parking lots, swimming pools and roof changes.
Once appraisers are in the field, it is possible to create a workflow that reduces the time spent at each site capturing property attribute and sketch updates. When updating property sketches using Apex Software, in combination with the Leica DISTO™ laser-measuring tool, they can gather highly accurate sketches in a fraction of the time.
Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial, said, “Appraisers are tasked with keeping up with the changes to each and every property. As such, this new partnership has allowed us to create an offering that streamlines the appraisal workflows in highly accurate and effective ways.”