Our Cadastral Processing Engine is built from the ground up to provide you with convenient and powerful tools in the cloud. Built by a team of industry professionals, adjustment specialists, surveyors and software engineers, it has been carefully crafted by people that know cadastral processing inside out. Using it will make the creation and management of your cadastral data easier than ever before.
It's time for change. Too many organisations are wondering what the next step
in cadastral management will be. The previous cycle of building one's
cadastral processing (often leveraging a GIS) has left many organisations with
large, expensive to maintain and fragmented code-bases. Why?
By seeking to leverage a GIS for the advantages of storage, query and visualisation, many organisations have had to build (or purchase) external software processing capabilities to complete the necessary functionality required. It is the classic case of purchasing a generalised environment to empower the development, but then losing cohesiveness because that environment does not fully cater for the special needs that the cadastral life-cycle imposes. We commonly hear of organisations exporting data out of their current GIS to perform a function that uses a separate piece of software. Often that action will lead to large areas of data being locked-out for update whilst the data is exported, reformatted, imported to the external system, processed, re-exported, reformatted for the original system and then finally reconciled back to the operational database. Does this sound familiar?
At myCadastre, we have taken the opportunity to re-think, re-design and re-engineer our significant base of software. In doing so, we have created an operational capability that is akin to what we refer to as a cadastral "Swiss Army Knife". It is the ultimate tool box of workflows and cadastral processing capability, all consolidated into a single set of scalable web-services that work directly against the database. Say goodbye to the clunky import and export of data and the inherent dangers associated with that activity. Say hello to cleanly engineered database processing efficiency. Best of all, it makes maximum use of best-of-breed Open Source libraries and capabilities. From the thoroughly capable and scalable Postgresql/PostGIS database, through to open source UI components like Bootstrap and Leaflet. There are no additional third party licensing or maintenance dependencies.
However, it is the passion, knowledge and care with which we have created our environment that will make it stand out from the rest. Built by a small team of experienced and talented cadastral and spatial development practitioners, augmented by specialist cloud IT expertise, we offer what might become the benchmark cadastral processing system of the future.
So, if you are looking for next generation software that can run on-premise (behind the firewall), in a Virtual Private Cloud (e.g. AWS) or as the engine-room in a Software-as-a-Service environment, we have the answer for you.
There are five core capabilities that distinguish a
Fit for Purpose Cadastral Management System:
Once a new subdivision has been captured, it must be integrated into the existing cadastral fabric, replacing the existing cadastral parcels that it supersedes. Often this is a time consuming process that requires significant knowledge and can be the source of many data entry errors.
myCadastre not only automatically ingests ePlans for new subdivisions but also supports the ingestion and integration of ePlans for existing parcels. These ePlans are automatically matched to the existing cadastral fabric and all dimensions are saved and made available for future upgrades.
Upgrade is one of the most complex and frustrating processes in Cadastral maintenance. Yet it is vital to the long term success of your investment. Organisations can too easily commit vast amounts of time and resources on upgrade of their cadastre with underwhelming results. Operators require advanced capabilities, knowledge and commitment. There is typically a significant amount of training also required in the use of complex and restrictive toolsets.
myCadastre takes a fresh approach to upgrade enabling significant improvement in accuracy to be achieved quickly and with little specialist operator skill required.
Cadastral spatial disparity with high resolution imagery is often a cause for lack of confidence and usability in your product. In myCadastre this can be overcome by using simple link creation and iterative adjustment processes. At the same time, myCadastre maintains the integrity of the cadastral fabric and enables more rigorous, plan dimension based adjustments to be undertaken when appropriate.
myCadastre's adjustment engine is based on an established commercial cadastral adjustment solution with over 20 years of industry usage. myCadastre has streamlined the interface and built in additional intelligence so that the most appropriate adjustnment method can be selected based on the quality of the available adjustment parameters.
At all times the interface is kept simple and uncluttered, minimising the learning curve for operators, yet, at the highest level, still supports rigorous least squares adjustments to achieve millimetre accuracy.
Quality assurance throughout all cadastral maintenance processes is vital in oder to deliver a quality data product. Data entry or plan errors need be identified (and corrected) as early as possible so that the operator can both learn from mistakes as well as rectify whilst the details are still fresh. The cost of identifying and fixing errors late in the process is far higher and more time consuming and can cripple productivity and confidence in the system.
Quality Assurance is embedded throughout the myCadastre solution. Our objective is to ensure data is collected once and that errors are identified and rectified on entry. From the use of simple visual confirmation at plan capture, through to closure and control checks as well as the analysis of adjustment parameters, myCadastre is helping you identify erroneous data.
During the update process, our QA routines provide efficiencies in identifying and fixing topology and dimension errors identified by comparing the new plan data with data in the existing legacy dataset. Further data snooping functionality is provided during the spatial upgrade processes.
From a cadastral client perspective, conflation is one of the most important cadastral functions, yet it is often overlooked by Cadastral solution vendors and custodians alike. Many of the custodian's clients capture and maintain assets (such as pipelines or services) relative to the cadastre and they are are often left struggling in isolation when the cadastral alignment moves with a new release of data.
Often, intensive manual processing is required to bring their business data back into alignment with the latest cadastral release. Likewise, potential clients who maintain their own cadastre or who use a competing cadastral product may find the cost of moving to your data product prohibitive for just such a reason.
myCadastre solves this problem by providing a series of proprietary topology matching algorithms that provide unrivalled capability to automatically match common features in two cadastral datasets. myCadastre's core adjustment engine is then used to simply shift all related data into alignment with the designated master dataset. myCadastre achieves in hours (or sometimes minutes) what would take man-months or years of manual effort to complete.
Often, cadastral custodians cannot keep up with client demands for more accurate and timely cadastral solutions. Budgetary and staff constraints mean that it is often impossible for the Cadastral Authority to respond to urgent requests for greater accuracy in specific project areas. This often leads to stakeholders developing their own "one off" cadastres that then take on a life of their own and at the same time depriving you of valuable clients.
What if you could collaboratively harness their efforts to improve your cadastre rather than them building their own? With myCadastre this is now possible. Collaboration isn't yet recognised as one of the key cadastral values, but at myCadastre, we think it ought to be.
With myCadastre you can grant access to an external organisation's cadastral team so they can contribute directly to maintenance and upgrade of your core dataset. No software installation is required for approved organisations to gain access to all of the same functionality that your team has. There are a wide range of activities that interested parties can contribute to, from capturing ePlan files for existing surveys, adding plan dimensions to existing parcels, establishing control on cadastral corners, through to running their own upgrade adjustments.
Importantly, at all times you maintain control of the integrity through the use of a "gatekeeper" role in myCadastre. This role ensures that all changes are vetted and approved before being introduced into the release dataset.
They get the cadastral accuracy that they require sooner, and you have an enhanced dataset as well as a new committed client !
We have each spent our professional careers in land related domains. For some of us, it has been a passion for land surveying, for others the beauty that we see in the mathematics and survey problem space. We have deep experience in the Land Administration, Registry and Spatial domains and want to create something truly special and valuable to the industry we love to work in. We want to produce systems that work so intuitively, that when in daily use, they just work and become almost transparent to the user.
In crafting our solutions, we have taken our lifetime of knowledge and really thought about the essential requirements that need to be met by an organisation responsible for processing cadastral data. We understand the idiosyncracies, the quirks, the shortcomings and the short-cuts that have been taken with data assembly; and the stresses and strains of having to work day in, day out with a resource that is continually changing whilst having greater demands for accuracy placed upon it. We understand, and we care about this problem space.
Have you ever sat behind a system that seemed so complex that you felt that you needed a PhD just to get past the user-interface? We have worked closely with users of cadastral systems and have listened to their frustrations; at user interfaces, at multi product solutions, at uneccessary importing and exporting of data and at the slowness of data capture and take-on solutions. Our products, whilst inherently complex in the engine room, provide easy to use interfaces for users to interact with the system and to get the job done
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