Pritchard & Abbott, Inc., (P&A) has been providing mapping
services for a number of years for Appraisal Districts and other
clients statewide. We have a unique and intimate knowledge of what
Appraisal Districts and other local entities need and want - after all, we’re
in the same business!
P&A takes pride in providing a hands-on approach in our mapping services.
The information stored in our mapping systems can be retrieved from external
digital data and other sources. We also generate and trade information with
surveyors, engineering firms, local entities, and even other Appraisal
Districts. This user-friendly and intuitive method of retrieving and handling
data makes it easier and faster for the appraiser to find all the necessary
information needed to locate and identify property ownership.
This web-based software uses shape file layer formats designed with custom GIS
tools prepared for appraisal district needs. The development of tools for
MapLink software is ongoing based on input from appraisal district employees.
P&A is using MapLink to support many layers other than only surface ownerhsip
and abstract/surveys. It uses sophisticated raster and vector functionality
created by application developers that allows you to capture and edit data with
a wide range of user tools. Included in these features are: COGO input, data
management, data analysis, and visualization of geographical information with a
solid database interface. Vector layers such as 911 road, 911 addresses, and
city and state boundaries can be added, if provided. Because alomst all mapping
projects require some degree of customization, MapLink is designed from the
ground up to be an application deveopment platform as well as an end-user
This is the process whereas Pritchard & Abbott, Inc., will
convert a set of maps provided by the client in a Mylar or paper copy format to
a digital format. This is normally the fastest way to provide a digital
map for our clients. However, by itself it is not always the most accurate map
to use. With additional applications concurrently loaded, such as
Ortho-Photography (DOQQ) external data and/or TX-DOT information, we can
produce a line-drawn map that will make the mapping more accurate.
This is the application whereas the ownership changes and
splits after a mapping project has been completed are added as needed. We pull
data from our real estate database onto MicroStation map files so the data can
be seen and queried on the maps.
As part of our continuing customer support, Pritchard &
Abbott, Inc., will constantly monitor for all updates, changes,
and other advances, and make them available as soon as possible.
For the most accurate and useful digitized mapping software
and service, it is highly recommended to add Ortho-Photography & Survey
lines to create, start, and/or complete maps. Pritchard & Abbott,
Inc., can provide this information upon request.
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