LandWorks Inc. has advanced their integration with Esri technology by creating a new Spatial Alignment Tool that runs as an ArcGIS Desktop extension and automates tedious polygon editing tasks for land mapping professionals and land asset managers.
LandWorks will demonstrate the product at its booth #2404 at the 2016 Esri User Conference, June 27-July 1, at the San Diego Convention Center. The new software can be used in any country and in any industry that maps land boundary polygons using Esri’s ArcGIS Platform.
The Spatial Alignment Tool works with any vector land grid or parcel data. Users need an original source land/parcel grid and an updated source land/parcel grid. The tool detects vertex movements between the original land/parcel grid and the corresponding updated layers, then automatically aligns the selected polygons based on those detected changes. Users can easily adjust the tolerance and alignment settings if not satisfied with the results. Once the alignment process is complete, users can review the aligned polygons before committing them to the enterprise geodatabase.
In addition to easily maintaining the accuracy of GIS data for better analysis, the new software also saves companies significant time and money if they choose to switch land grid or parcel data suppliers for quality, supply or budgetary reasons.
Previously, when a more accurate version of land grid (Public Land Survey sections, Texas abstracts, etc.) or tax parcel data was made available by a data vendor, any polygons in an updated area of the grid had to be manually realigned to snap to the more accurate grid. With LandWorks’ Spatial Alignment Tool, manual realignment is no longer necessary.
According to Jerry Bramwell, the President and CEO of LandWorks, land grid and parcel data providers typically deliver quarterly updates to their customers and this labor intensive task of realigning mapped land polygons to the updated version has been a long-term challenge that many companies choose to forgo rather than implement the more accurate version of the land grid or parcel data. With the company's new Spatial Alignment Tool, what once required months to complete now takes hours and results in more accurate land agreement polygon boundaries without the high cost of manually snapping them to the updated grid or parcel data.”