The Compass Land & Property Manager is a map-enabled information system that brings together information on land and property boundaries, ownership, leases, permissions, revenue, bills, tasks, and staff. Map-based Land Information Systems deliver real benefits to a range of organisations:
By converting and holding data on land parcels, ownership, production, permit documents, costs, uses, etc. in digital form, this data is safeguarded to a greater extent from loss or damage.
Having collated existing data, and integrating that data with other data topics and layers, more useful information is produced to support decision making and tracking, which in turn supports greater efficiency in use of all land resources. For example, forestry production, land and building leasing and rental, and agribusiness planning all benefit from LPM implementation.
Building on the integration of relevant data, and use of key land map layers such as topography and transport, it is possible to model and analyse scenarios of land usage, including for example:
Possibilities for sharing data and results of analyses greatly increase with access to integrated data holdings augmented by mapping information systems. Using web & mobile platforms, information can be widely shared and accessed while in the office, in the field or on-site. Combining the power of mapping with report creation, raw data becomes valuable information that can be delivered in accessible and interpretable form for multiple uses and users.
Land & Property Information Systems can be designed at a range of scales, from farm or building level to national level, for supporting a single or group of quarries to national inventories of land ownership, forestry, or bioenergy.
Stages in development of a Land & Property Information Systems include the following:
Please see a demonostrator system at http://lapmanager.compass.ie/. Note an ArcGIS Online based version will be launched in 2017.
Example projects developed by Compass include: