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Award Number G10AC00169, Category 4: Fifty States Initiative: Business Plan Development and Implementation

Piloting the Municipal-State-Federal Partnership for Cadastral Data in Maine

The GeoLibrary Board has implemented the concepts defined in its 2008 Integrated Land Records Information System Business Plan (funded by a 2007 CAP Category 3 award) as a pilot for a County in Maine. The 2008 Business Plan outlined a conceptual framework and identified function specifications for this system. This project has conducted a pilot based upon that framework and specifications. Maine’s long history of interagency and interjurisdictional GIS planning and implementation has been helpful in developing a successful pilot. This project used existing parcels and parcel standards developed as a result of earlier Maine GeoLibrary parcel grants to towns where available. This project focused on creating a composite parcel dataset for Hancock County, developing a Parcel Map Viewer application providing links to the Hancock County deed registry documents from the viewer, and outlining a maintenance mechanism for keeping parcels up to date.

For nearly two decades Maine counties, municipalities and the Office of GIS have worked piecemeal to standardize and assemble this essential resource. This initiative was the next logical step in realizing the goals of statewide integrated land records information. Access to uniform digital property parcels has been identified as the most pressing core component lacking in Maine’s geospatial data framework since at least 2001. The 2002 Statewide Needs Assessment was significantly motivated by growing realization of this need by a large number of GIS users throughout Maine government. Subsequent reports and study groups, including the Counties GIS Needs Assessment2, the Development Tracking Steering Committee, the recent state geospatial strategic plan, and independent efforts have reasserted this need.

Access to uniform digital property parcels has been identified as the most pressing need in Maine’s geospatial data framework since at least 2001, The 2002 Statewide Needs Assessment was significantly motivated by growing realization of this need throughout Maine government, Subsequent reports and study groups, including the Counties GIS Needs Assessment, the Development Tracking Steeling Committee, the recent state strategic plan, and independent efforts have reasserted this need.

Final Report

Interim Report

Maine Office of GIS

Contacts:

Michael Smith, State GIS Manager
207-215-5530
michael.smith@maine.gov

Nancy Armentrout, ILRIS Project Leader
207-287-6084
nancy.armentrout@maine.gov

Link to more information about the 50 States Initiative

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2011 09:07 AM
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