MPROP Pal: Helping Planners Work With Property Data

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Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems. UP793
By Melissa Mann, Carlos Orozco and Andy Tillman
15 May 2008

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MPROP Pal: Helping Planners Work With Property Data

  1. 1. - Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems- UP793 Melissa Mann Carlos Orozco Andy Tillman May 15th, 2008
  2. 2. Vision Statement May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems
  3. 3. Project Objectives <ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation and Completion of Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection and Analysis of Responses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchy of Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Outlining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of Potential Documents to Enhance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of Potential Documents to Create </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancement or Creation of Identified Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of tutorial-like Document </li></ul></ul>May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems
  4. 4. Interview <ul><li>Web-based Questionnaire. Survey Monkey link </li></ul><ul><li>Four multiple-option and two open-ended questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you access Milwaukee Property Data? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your level of interest with the following Milwaukee Property attributes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you used MPROP in conjunction with the Milwaukee Parcel shapefile? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you used MPROP in conjunction with Census data? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please explain problems you have encountered using MPROP data and/or the parcel file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What suggestions do have for creating a more research-friendly version of Milwaukee property data? </li></ul></ul>May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems
  5. 5. Analysis (1/5) May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems Other Sources: Alpha server/AGS, Disc, Within MPROP program
  6. 6. Analysis (2/5) May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems Other Interests: Actual information about property , Assessment Value
  7. 7. Analysis (3/5) May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems
  8. 8. Analysis (4/5) <ul><li>Please explain problems you have encountered using MPROP data and/or the parcel file </li></ul><ul><li>Condominiums and multiple tax key issues (3 mentions) </li></ul><ul><li>There are missing or incorrect attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Problematic to match the MPROP shapefile with the MPROP table </li></ul><ul><li>It is inconsistent with Normal File patterns (not a normalized database) </li></ul><ul><li>It is too large and hard to understand </li></ul><ul><li>There is an inability of tracking parcel changes over time </li></ul>May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems
  9. 9. Analysis (5/5) <ul><li>What suggestions do have for creating a more research-friendly version of Milwaukee property data? </li></ul><ul><li>Friendlier meta data </li></ul><ul><li>Access database, with lookup tables and form-based interface </li></ul><ul><li>Normalize the database </li></ul><ul><li>Build master index of all parcel taxkey numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Reconcile/document relationship between MPROP taxkeys and Milwaukee County parcel numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a link between Map Milwaukee and Census data </li></ul><ul><li>Solution proposed several times: Create separate tables </li></ul>May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems
  10. 10. Product Outlining and Development <ul><li>MPROP Pal Webpage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://webgis.uwm.edu/mproppal/ </li></ul></ul>May 15th, 2008 UP 793 Applied Projects in Urban Geographic Information Systems

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