Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the New ParcelSync Transactions, But Were Afraid toAsk!In the new version, any transaction with any number of parents producing any number of children will beperformed by only one type of transaction – PARENT_CHILD. We no longer have to decide whether atransaction will be a SPLIT, a COMBINATION, or a RECOMBINATION before we begin mapping a plat.Those transactions are no longer available, nor are they required, because ParcelSync determines whichtype of transaction produced each child parcel during validation, on-the-fly.ADHOC transactions will be used to make physical changes to parcels that do not create children. Weuse this transaction when remapping parcels and correcting line work, just as before. Though similar tothe old version, it has the added advantage of giving us the option to interface with CAMA.When would we want to do that? For instance, we get a new survey, one that retraces old property lineswith greater precision and accuracy, we hope. In that case the property lines, bearings and distances,and perhaps, even the acreage, will change. Sometimes the acreage change will be significant, such aswhen an old deed had calls along the center of the road, while the new one acknowledges the right-of-way. The geopin will change as well. We also want to add the new deed or plat reference, so theATTRIBUTOR will be used to reflect these changes in CAMA.After validating and posting, any ADHOC transaction that communicated with CAMA goes into the LandChange Queue. Those transactions that do not affect CAMA do not enter a queue because they are onlyedits to GIS. When we post, the older parcels in the warehouse (before the edits) are tagged RETIRED:
And the newly posted ones are tagged ACTIVE:Notice that the PARCEL_PK number did not change. That’s the CAMA key! The CAMA key is the field thatlinks the GIS with CAMA.Deeds conveying a portion or portions of a lot or lots to NCDOT or the City which are being dissolvedinto the right-of-way will also be worked as an ADHOC. A deed conveying all of a lot being dissolved intothe right-of-way will be worked in the new ABANDON transaction. ABANDON would also be used if weceded an entire lot to an adjoining county. It removes the parcel from GIS and its corresponding accountin CAMA.If an adjoining county ceded a lot to us, we would use the DISCOVER transaction. DISCOVER is usedwhenever a lot is produced without a parent – Immaculate Conception – or what I like to call “a HailMary lot!” We are not likely to use this transaction much, though it may become necessary from time totime. There may be lots out there that have slipped through the cracks - they do not exist in our taxrecords (CAMA,) nor do they exist in our map. When we make a discovery like this, that’s exactly whatwe do – DISCOVER!The CONTAINERIZE transaction is the same we’ve used in the past to turn condominiums into non-mapped parcels. This transaction may not see much use in the future except for parcels that have beenpreviously split into two or more for leaseholds. It might also be used for turning an existing apartmentcomplex into condominiums or similar scenarios. The NM_PARCELS transaction will be used to createnew condominiums and leaseholds. The distinction here is that CONTAINERIZE is for existing parcelswith CAMA accounts; NM_PARCELS is for new ones.
TRANS_OWNERSHIP is another new transaction that makes a quick and easy job of straight transferswhen assigned from RIM (Records Import Management.) We simply select the document in theAssigned tab of the ParcelSync Transaction Manager and choose TRANS_OWNER from the drop downlist, navigate to the parcel in ArcMap, select it, import the information from the document, review it foraccuracy and enter a mailing address if different from the parcel address, then validate and post. It tookme longer to write this paragraph than it will to perform the transaction once you become familiar withit!
ParcelSync Transactions SummaryTransaction Description Examples CAMA InteractionTRANS_OWNER For straight transfers, no edits to To transfer ownership only; no Yes; new owner GIS. mapping. with deed reference, etc.ADHOC Used to make physical changes to Correcting line work; Optional; attributor parcels that do not produce remapping; dissolving part of a is accessible and children. parcel into R/W CAMA edits go to Property Change queue.ATTRIB_MERGE A simplified version of an ADHOC Correct a bad CAMA key; edit No, GIS only * used to edit data in GIS with no annotation physical changes to parcels; edit attributes or annotation only. *ABANDON To delete an entire parcel and its An entire parcel is taken for Yes, deletes CAMA associated CAMA account. R/W or ceded to an adjoining account. countyDISCOVER Creates a new parcel and CAMA A parcel that has never been in Yes, creates new account from thin air - a new child the tax records (CAMA) is CAMA account. parcel without a parent parcel. discovered, or an adjoining Transaction goes to county cedes a parcel to us. Property Change queue.PARENT_CHILD A transaction with one or more A split, combination, or Yes; parents producing one or more recombination. transaction goes to children. SPLIT/COMBINE queue.CONTAINERIZE Transforms existing parcels into Used to change previously Optional; attributor non-mapped parcels, dissolving mapped parcels into non- is accessible if them into a container parcel with mapped ones. For instance, an needed, but CAMA the option to retain the container as owner changes an apartment accounts already a mapped parcel or to make it a complex into condominiums, or exist. Goes to non-mapped parcel too. a condominium was mistakenly Property Change mapped as a townhouse. queue if Attributor is used.NM_PARCELS creates new non-mapped parcels new condominiums or Yes, creates new leaseholds are added to an CAMA accounts; existing parcel Property Change queue.* ATTRIB_MERGE transactions can be used as fullblown ADHOCs (without Attributor) if deemednecessary after starting the transaction, but careshould be taken to validate topologies and preservevalid CAMA keys. Use with caution!
The inspiration for the title:Greg GunnApril 30, 2010