Project Category: Property Review

Contra Costa Economic Development website integrates spatially-aware database and MS Virtual Earth

Contra Costa Economic Development website integrates spatially-aware database and MS Virtual Earth

Challenge To help increase economic development, Contra Costa County Community Development Department wanted a website to help real estate professionals and business owners search for properties available for development or new business locations throughout the County. The “GIS Site Locator” website would provide comprehensive, property-specific information to assist in business siting decisions. Solution Farallon developed the GIS Site Locator using Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, a publicly available and free API,...
City of Oakland, CA Enterprise GIS and Master Address Database Development

City of Oakland, CA Enterprise GIS and Master Address Database Development

Challenge The City of Oakland wanted to improve the efficiency, automation and integration of its location-based data, improve the usefulness and accuracy of its existing parcel data, and develop an enterprise geodatabase to expand city services. Solution Farallon’s technical team built an enterprise-scale parcel database using spatially accurate orthophotographs (aerial photographs in which the relief displacement has been removed so that ground features are displayed in their true ground...
Farallon assists with litigation support

Farallon assists with litigation support

Challenge A California legal firm was representing a buyer of a large parcel of real estate located in rural California. However, there was a dispute with the seller over representations made by the seller regarding the property. The court moved the jurisdiction of the case to San Francisco in order to find unbiased jurors. The attorneys for the buyer wanted to find an easy way for the urban San...
City of San Mateo Google Earth integration with OGC compliant data

City of San Mateo Google Earth integration with OGC compliant data

Challenge The City of San Mateo uses a suite of GIS applications for staff to access geospatial data. The City wanted to provide more intuitive access to its GIS data and make it accessible to the public. Google Earth offered a simple and easy to use interface that is quickly understood by all users. However, the back end GIS was not able to deliver geospatial data directly to Google...
Army Corp of Engineers projects analyzed by congressional district

Army Corp of Engineers projects analyzed by congressional district

Challenge The Army Corp of Engineers is the nation’s primary federal engineering agency and is responsible for hazardous waste clean-ups, military ordnance/ explosive clean-up, the construction and maintenance of reservoirs and dams, emergency response and other public services throughout the U.S. Within just California, Arizona and Nevada there are hundreds of active projects, each associated with a specific congressional representative. The ACOE needed an effective way of visualizing these...