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LA County GIS Viewer Upgrade #1 – Googly Search!

Googly Search

Googly Search

Have you ever wanted the searches in our GIS applications to be more “Googly” – where as you type you get suggestions on the rest of the entry?  I have dreamt about this.  With the recent upgrade of our GIS Viewers to the newest versions of Essentials from Latitude Geographics (click here to read that post) – we now have the same capabilities!

The new “Instant Search Capabilities” have been hooked into the GIS Viewer (click here to open).  Basically an index is built against a number of layers, and as you type, those indexes are searched, and respond in less than a second, rather than running full queries against the database.

Now as you type, if you wait a split second, some suggested entries will appear.

For the GIS Viewer, we have implemented this search against:

  1. Parcel ID numbers – Try typing “5161004”
  2. Parcel Site Addresses – Try typing “500 W Temple” and see what happens
  3. Points of Interest – Try tuping “LA County” and see what happens
  4. Cities and Communities – coming soon

 

Benefits

  1. Speed – you will find things faster
  2. Error checking – if you don’t know the exact parcel ID number you will be able to find it more easily
  3. Did I mention speed?

Thanks to Latitude Geographics (click here for their site) for making this dream of mine come true!

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