August 09, 2018  //  BY Team DataTree

Gov't. Agencies: Property Data You Can Use to Better Serve Your Communities

One of the most crucial parts of professional research is getting accurate data. Quality data is an important benchmark in investigating properties, which is itself an essential component in industries like real estate, legal services, government services, home construction and property development.

For instance, directors in government agencies require real estate property data daily or weekly for forecasts, programs and applications. Working from the most accurate picture of available property data, government agency workers can be more efficient in their work. Whether you’re a director of a housing agency or the head of emergency services, working with the best quality property data can help you to better serve your community.

Researching Property Data

A wide range of real estate property data, maps and recorded documents can help local and federal government agencies optimize their work and meet their goals. It can also inform the decision between go or no-go, using accurate data so that local, state and federal government agencies, as well as GSEs, think tanks and nonprofits can achieve their goals for designated towns, cities and states.

Transportation Logistics Agencies

Directors at transportation logistics agencies need property data and information to efficiently organize and implement transportation strategies for goods, products and materials. This data could relate to highway infrastructure, daily highway usage, transit access, pedestrian safety and more. On much-traveled highways, such as I-95 up the east coast, accurate property data could help pinpoint specific areas for intermodal operational facilities.

Urban Planning & Development Agencies

Common real estate property data that urban planning and development agencies can use may include road and satellite map data on state and private land. It may also include specific information on regional commercial and industrial facilities, office buildings and warehouses. This data can help urban planners to decide how to appropriate funding for urban planning strategies and focus grants toward future growth opportunities.

Housing Agencies

Housing agencies like HUD, FHA and local offices should seek up-to-date information using keyword and phrase searches on tax assessments, mortgage and foreclosure data, community real estate trends, historical population estimates and more. This property data can increase the clarity of valuation data to housing information for housing agency workers.

Emergency Services / Public Safety

Emergency management services rely on data that can prepare a township, city or county in a possible fire, flood, earthquake and other natural disaster. This could include information on evacuation routes, water sources, food pantries and other emergency needs.

Property data gives agency officials a complete operating picture of a disaster area, benefiting disaster recovery teams in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, by helping to answer time-sensitive questions like:

  • Where did the disaster cause the most damage? 
  • Do certain population areas require more recovery personnel?
  • Will the local economy survive this property loss? 

Advanced Property Search

Government researchers can utilize advanced property search tools to pinpoint locations, using technology that offers accuracy, property context and location integration. Keyword phrase searches can aid in finding the right data out of millions of documents, maps and images for a number of services.

New Construction Services

To make better-informed decisions on projects, construction services agencies can glean information from a variety of maps, including Assessor Maps and Grid Maps, Road Maps and Subdivision Maps, and even Town Site Maps and Tract Maps.

Code Enforcement Agencies

The data needed by code enforcement agencies can bring about a sense of integrity in communities. For instance, these agencies can investigate code violations or structural hazards on particular properties, or monitor adherence to zoning and building codes. Much of this work can be handled more efficiently with advanced property search and having access to up-to-the-minute property data. 

Environmental Services Agencies

Data about air and water quality in towns and neighborhoods can be cross referenced against property data to learn more about unforeseen environmental outbreaks in certain communities. In the event of a public health outbreak, environmental services agencies can use this data to map out an evacuation plan if necessary, for example.  

Public Works Agencies

Public works agencies have arguably the most dramatic impact on our daily lives. Armed with insightful property data, public works officers make decisions on projects that impact our quality of life, economic standing and overall safety. Using out-of-date property data can have a negative impact on public works projects. It’s essential to know exactly where to find the right data that points to a community’s crumbling infrastructure. 

Make Good, Data-based Decisions

If you work for a government agency, it’s important to make your next decisions based on the right data. It’s clear that city, state and federal government agencies, can benefit from DataTree’s diverse set of real estate property data to make more informed decisions. Our nationwide coverage and real estate tools give agencies the data they need for accurate data acquisition and analysis. 

Contact DataTree for your access to the most accurate data on public projects, community buildings and hazardous environmental locations.




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