Thursday, April 19 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
DOR - Data on the Rise

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In a community that is growing as fast as Bozeman (4.7% growth rate), access to authoritative property information is critical yet extremely time consuming. City of Bozeman staff and residents rely heavily on the Department of Revenue (DOR) Property database (ORION) for daily processes, including developing mailing lists, understanding multi-unit addressing, accessing property owner information, legal descriptions, taxable market values, etc. Yet, in the past, none of this has been tied directly to City of Bozeman parcel or property data without an extensive manual process. Therefore, we have developed an automated process that obtains a fresh cut of the ORION database on a nightly basis, and makes it available within our online web map applications. This process includes downloading the ORION database, attaching the SQL Express Database, summarizing and joining the tables for our internal needs, and finally, relates the results directly to our parcel data. As a result, city staff, partners, and residents have live access to DOR data, including property information, multi-unit or condo information, and taxable market value in our internal data as well as the City of Bozeman web map applications. This has proven to be an excellent resource for providing value-added GIS opportunities for current applications and upcoming solutions and products.


Tara Preston

Tara Preston, GIS Analyst, has been with the City of Bozeman for 3 years. She is responsible for the data analysis and integration, automating processes, and administering and maintaining the enterprise GIS infrastructure.

Thursday April 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Clark Room