Merrick Awarded LAGF 2015 Land Management Project of the Year

by | Dec 3, 2015

COLORADO “ December 3, 2015 “ Merrick Mexico (Merrick), a subsidiary of Merrick & Company, in alliance with the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) and the Government of the State of Tamaulipas, were awarded an International Geospatial Excellence Award in the Management Administration category given by the global organization Geospatial Media and Communications (GM+C), for the implementation of the program “Cadastral Modernization of Tamaulipas State, Mexico”.

The award was presented recently during the Latin American Geospatial Forum (LAGF 2015) in Mexico City, which was attended by authorities of the Ministry of Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), as well as, a wide variety of agencies, companies, and universities from many Latin American countries which focus on the management of the geospatial information.

The program receiving the award developed a multi-phased cadastral management system, updated property data based on existing records and new photogrammetry, and standardized property valuation workflows that now allow the State and Municipalities to efficiently generate legal documentation of property ownership and its transactional history. The system developed by Merrick has been strategically implemented in 41 municipalities of the State over the past three years.

The primary tasks of this program included: 1) normalize property records; 2) standardize property valuation regulations; 3) create on-going parcel maintenance process; 4) assure accuracy and transparency of records; 5) link ownership data to property maps; 6) distribute data to other agencies that can leverage the updated data; and, 7) allow public access to data with an easy to navigate internet web portal.

In addition to consulting, property mapping, and photogrammetry responsibilities, Merrick also installed its customizable property and tax management application called CadastrePro. CadastrePro integrates functionality of geospatial systems, and provides web portal access into an effective operational workflow that has become the standard cadaster front-end for the entire state. The objective of the program was not to create a tax map, but a sustainable tax management system that improves revenue generation for each municipality.

To accept the LAGF 2015 Excellence Award were representatives from the UAT, Tamaulipas State, and Merrick.

GM+C is an international organization committed to serve professionals in the geospatial community and work towards the opening of the new era of industrialization to facilitate collaboration and demonstration of value and benefits of the technology, geospatial and information for Government, businesses and people.

Merrick México, Merrick & Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, maintains offices in Guadalajara and Mexico City. Merrick México is an exclusive satellite imagery and software reseller for Mexico. In addition, Merrick México offers airborne mapping and geospatial services in Central and South America from its offices in Mexico.

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