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Justin Falconer

MuniSight in action!

MuniSight: Advanced Edition is our best software yet. The videos below show examples of how our software helps you perform daily tasks better and faster!

Get rate-payer information quickly and efficiently!

Use MuniSight to:

  • Quickly gather information on a parcel

  • Efficiently locate a parcel of land

  • View various layers of information

Build a list of adjacent land owners with a few clicks!

Use MuniSight to:

  • Efficiently and accurately build a list of adjacent land parcels

  • Export a list of landowners for a mail merge

Supporting our community

At MuniSight, doing good and contributing to our community is core to what we stand for. Our team was happy to spend the day helping build new housing with Habitat for Humanity at Carter Place, in Edmonton.

Upon completion, Carter Place will be home to 58 families. The community will provide housing for those in need in the Edmonton region.

MuniSight has committed to encourage each employee to contribute 1% of their working hours, to a charity of their choice, in the form of volunteering.

Our team was happy to contribute our time to supporting this project, and we invite you to visit the Habitat for Humanity website (www.hfh.org/) to learn more about the program.

We would also like to thank our clients for supporting our Company’s mission of giving back to Albertan communities.

-Quinten

MuniSight: Advanced Edition!

Since the transition to MuniSight, we have been working hard on new products to help our clients, make your municipal information more simple and connected in ways that allow you to add more value for your rate-payers.

It is for this reason that we are excited to announce new software, simply called MuniSight.

This new software essentially replaces MuniSight ES v2.6, while adding new capabilities. We listened to, and acted on, a lot of feedback that we have received over the last three months, and we are excited to release a product that delivers more value to our customers.

With our release date rapidly approaching, we will be sharing videos and blogs that give further detail into what the exact changes look like. Be sure to stay tuned to our Newsletter for updates!

Our team at MuniSight is very much looking forward to releasing the next stage of our software!

Regards,

Quinten

Are you prepared for Alberta’s Municipal elections?

Planning for the upcoming fall 2017 Municipal Elections has commenced here in Alberta, are your ratepayers informed? September is a busy time for everyone involved, get ahead of the game by incorporating MuniSight into your municipality’s electoral strategy.

Our cost effective polling maps can be displayed both digitally on your website and in hard copy on election day, reaching all your constituents. Organizing polling stations with our large vibrant maps that can be viewed from a distance will help to get voters to the correct locations.

Presenting your candidates by location has never been easier, customize your MuniSight ES desktop display by adding your “Divisions Layer.” This dashboard can include polling station locations and electoral boundaries to present on your website’s public map. Adding these layers along with a customized “Elections Tab”in the parcel information window will provide access to your important election information with just one click!

Product Training Schedule

To make it easier for our clients to access training, we have published a training schedule. Feel free to join a session, or contact us to set up a custom training session to fit your needs!

To download a printable version of the schedule, or to view details on GeoMedia training, click here:

PRINT SCHEDULE

MuniSight ES (4 hrs)

A practical hands-on overview of MuniSight ES, your web-based GIS. Topics include: navigation and tools, displaying data and parcel information, viewing video data, creating and editing assets and other data, searches, and routing.

Thurs, Oct 26, 2017

Tues, Jun 19, 2018

Thurs, Oct 25, 2018

Register here

MuniSight PD (4 hrs)

Use PD to enter, track and report on development permit, subdivision and amendment applications. Topics include: creating a new application, integration with ES, generating reports, and configuring PD setup.

Thurs, Oct 26, 2017

Tues, Jun 19, 2018

Thurs, Oct 25, 2018

Register here

MuniSight AG (7 hrs)

Use AG to collect, track and report on weed and pest infestations. Topics include: creating cases with various scenarios, viewing inspection reports, creating weed notices, and using the Manager tool to configure AG and report on infestations.

Thurs, May 17, 2018

Thurs, May 24, 2018

Thurs, Jun 7, 2018

Register here

Customized Training

For training sessions, tailored to your needs, please contact MuniSight support: support@munisight.com

Our Purpose: Connecting and simplifying municipal information.

It has only been three months since our Company’s transition to MuniSight, but our team is already more excited than ever about the new potential that came along with the change.

MuniSight’s purpose is to connect and simplify municipal information. After consulting with customers, and our own team, this is the new purpose that we want MuniSight to embody.

We believe that when we connect and simplify your municipal information, we empower you to gain insights from your information, and allow you to make decisions that deliver more value to your rate-payers.

With a new purpose statement, comes a refreshed set of values. As a Company, we belive that it is important for us to share these values with our clients, so that you know what we stand for.

Respect – we maintain a high level of regard for the needs, wishes, and health of our clients, our community, and our team.

Integrity – we are guided by a clear sense of purpose that allows us to stand by our actions that have quality and authenticity.

Innovation – we strive to makes the lives of our clients simpler by being creative and agile.

At MuniSight, we have a purpose statement that defines why we exist, and values that guide our behaviours to enable us to deliver value to our clients on a daily basis.

We are excited about our refreshed focus, and we are looking forward to rolling out new, and improved, solutions (hint: shortly!) that will help you connect and simplify your municipal information!

Sincerely,

Quinten

Quinten Griffiths

President | MuniSight

Land Use: To farm, or not to Farm – that is the question!

Understanding soil quality, so that you can best plan the locations of future developments, is key to optimally growing your taxable base. MuniSight has the technology to help you better understand where to build, and where to preserve the best farmland!

The map below highlights optimal farming conditions, based on using Digitized Farmland Polygons, the Canadian Land Inventory (CLI) information, and assessment classifications, with the darker green signifying the better areas for farming.

Using queries, we can identify parcels based on certain land rating criteria that match the guidelines, or targets, that the municipality has set.  The advantage of using a GIS software to query this information is that you are able to make changes to the criteria and immediately see the resulting information.   Below show the results of three different criteria.  In these examples the client wanted to identify parcels with a certain percentage of “good” farmland.  The soil productivity calculation was based on the assessment information.

 In this example it was decided that Criteria 1 best identified the farmland that should remain agriculture.  Our client then compared this information with current development in the area and were able to put forth a recommendation to council for land use changes that best suited the ratepayers and the land.  The parcels highlighted in orange were recommended to change from Agriculture to Limited Development (i.e. Residential).

If you are interested in learning how we can help you with your future land use, please contact our Support Team!

Death and Taxes – MuniSight has you covered!

It has often been said that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. With this fact in mind, MuniSight has built a cemetery module that can be paired with integration to your Tax Systems!

One of the first and most well-known integrations in MuniSight ES is with our client’s tax systems, but did you know we also have a Cemetery Module?  This module allows selected users to maintain burial information, including reservations and occupancy right in ES.

We can bring in existing plot locations or, depending on the current format of the information, help with the digitizing of the plots.  Once the plots have been created, burial attributes can be added and customized to suit your needs. Also, pictures (i.e. Headstones) can be linked to the plot.

Our Cemetery search currently allows users to search by Burial Name, Burial Year & Cemetery Legal, allowing users to quickly access information.

Are you already using Bellamy or Diamond’s Cemetery module?  No problem, integration has already been created to bring the information into MuniSight ES.  Just give us a call and we will set it up for you.

Contact our all-star support team to learn more!

Impress your rate-payers with a Public Site!

Sometimes it is OK to show off your Municipality! MuniSight ES’s Public Portal allows you to give public access to your rate-payers, and anyone else who may be interested in learning about your Municipality!

In this age of information people expect to access information quickly, easily and at any time of day.  Public MuniSight ES Sites allow our client partners to provide selected information securely to public users.  All information included is at the discretion of the individual client.  Most choose to include information such as Assessment, Zoning, Development Permits, Air Photos, etc.  Allowing the public to access this data via ES not only frees up front desk staff, but allows people to access the information outside of business hours.

The demand for this information is high.  Many of our clients are seeing public usage of their sites at over 50%.  Ratepayers, Realtors, Lawyers, Developers are all eager to have access to this information available to them.

Announcing MuniSight!

SHERWOOD PARK, AB, May 4, 2017 / – Accurate Assessment Group Ltd. (“AAG”) announces the formation of MuniSight Ltd. (“MuniSight”), and appoints Quinten Griffiths as President.

MuniSight develops software, and delivers services, to help government Institutions manage their jurisdictions. Its flagship GIS integration software has helped the company gain recognition as a leader in their field, especially in their home Province of Alberta. MuniSight has been operating as a division of AAG for the past 15 years.

The President of AAG, Greg Berger, founded MuniSight to help municipalities manage operations with the use of spatial information. Since the Company’s inception, MuniSight has grown to service over 50 government institutions including Municipal Districts and Counties, as well as Towns and Cities.

“We view this transition as a key piece of our continued journey to deliver positive outcomes to our client partners”, said Greg Berger. “The transition to MuniSight, and the addition of Quinten Griffiths, will bring significant resources and expertise to our organization which will help us deliver sustainable value to our client partners.”

Griffiths received his Chemical Engineering designation from Queen’s University in Kingston, an MBA designation from INSEAD in France, and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Alberta. Prior to MuniSight, Quinten founded and operated a lower mid-market private equity firm, and also worked with Royal Dutch Shell as an engineer where he acted as a technical lead for day-to-day refinery operations and supported the start-up of a major refining unit.

“This is the right time to transition MuniSight into a stand-alone company, and I am very excited to be joining the team,” said Griffiths. “Over the past 15 years, MuniSight has consistently delivered significant value to government institutions across the province. As an Albertan, I look forward to bringing our solution to various levels of governments in Alberta and North America, while continuing to build a strong technology company right here in Sherwood Park.”

Under Griffiths, MuniSight will continue to deliver software and services to help government institutions achieve their goal of delivering more value to their rate payers and constituents.

For further information: For media inquires: Accurate Assessment Group Ltd., Joan Scott, +1-780-464-4655, joan@aag-gis.com