- The Property Search site will be getting an overhaul in 2017. Our Property Search site has changed little since it launched about 15 years ago, but the time has come for change. This site runs on tables stored in a 33-year-old AS/400 system which is slated for replacement in the coming year, and with that, the Property Search web site will also see some changes. The new site will have the same information as the old (possibly more) and will of course link to the new GIS site for the map. More details to come.
- GeoPrime will be replaced: Although GeoPrime is Brown County's most-used GIS web mapping site, it has to be phased out because the technology it is based on is no longer being supported. GeoPrime will likely be shut down completely by 2018.
- Techie details: GeoPrime was developed using Adobe Flex (the Adobe Flash plugin) which Adobe is telling people to move away from. It was slick technology back when we implemented it almost 8 years ago. It made interactive map graphics look good. However, some disliked the Flex technology from the beginning (Apple for example never allowed it to run on their iPhones, citing security concerns, battery life, & other problems).
- Plans for the new GIS mapping websites:
- A new "advanced" GIS site is also being developed. This site is not finished, but it is available now; Click here to check it out. For lack of a better name, we are calling it the "BrownDog". Why BrownDog, you ask? Well, 1) because we couldn't come up with a better name that has anything to do with Brown County that wasn't boring and 2) because we like dogs (that is a photo of Sunny, my Golden Retriever on the thumbnail image. She's not quite brown in color but close enough and definitely cute enough, I think!). The advanced site will use the same technology and base data as the basic viewer, but it will have many more functions & features to keep the tech-savvy people happy. Like the Survey Index, this app is based on Esri's Web Appbuilder which makes it easy to add new features.
Sunny the BrownDog (OK...Golden, close enough!)