GIS Services

One of the most signification innovations in government in recent years have been the adoption of geospatial technologies. The standardization of coordinate systems has enabled the synthesis and sharing of spatial information with a higher degree of efficiency and accuracy than was possible prior. At K&G Public Finance, we leverage geospatial technologies to take our clients to the next level of public administration.

K&G Public Finance can provide a variety of products and services to fit client needs, including custom analyses and maps with spatial data, district boundary maps, formation and annexation maps (see District Formation for more detail).

Some applications of GIS in our work include:

Custom Maps

K&G Public Finance has also worked with clients to produce custom maps. Recent examples include:

  • Recent permit activity
  • Development and exemption status
  • Historical boundaries
  • Annexation areas

Special District Tax Administration

We maintain spatial databases of parcels for all districts we administer, applying the appropriate assessments as new development comes on-line. Discrepancies in jurisdictional parcel records are a common source of inaccuracies in assessment calculations, which is why K&G Public Finance inspects parcel information at least once every year, consolidating information from multiple sources and agencies. GIS technologies enable rapid year-over-year checks for changes in parcels, land use, and development, as well as verification of development inclusion within special district boundaries.

Student Generation Rate Analyses

In the process of determining the number of new students that are expected to be generated from future residential development, the relevant statutes for School Facilities Needs Analyses require that the projection of students be based on the historical student generation rates of new residential units constructed in the last five years. Spatial matching of current student enrollment address data to school district property characteristic information can provide the best evidence for student generation rate determination.