Jackson County Assessor, Nora M. Gibson, announced today her office’s recent upgrades to actDataScout.com, Jackson County’s online real property website. Besides minor interface upgrades to the website and property information already available on all properties, users will now be able to access parcel boundary maps. This useful upgrade is provided by DataScout, LLC at no additional cost to Jackson County, or to the public who uses actDataScout.com.
Gibson said she was very excited to be able to provide the mapping information in an online format. A considerable amount of effort has been made over the past few years in Jackson County to develop this mapping information. The County has not been completely mapped, but Gibson believes that providing some of the mapping data available online is better than not providing any online mapping data. As mapping data gets developed in Jackson County then Gibson has every intention of also providing that mapping information on actDataScou.com. Mapping coverage will only get better as time allows. Perhaps the most beneficial additions to actDataScout.com are related to the ‘professional’ real property search. Geared towards the real estate professional, the ‘professional’ search allows subscribers to query the Jackson County real estate database by well over 40 different fields. In addition to this more powerful search engine, subscribers will be able to utilize the interactive map viewer which allows for point and click parcel identification, will be displaying many layers such as Section-Township-Range, oil and gas wells, school districts boundaries, soil type layers, public land, etc., as well as incorporating measuring and print tools within the map. Besides the ongoing challenge of developing fair and equitable property valuations, Gibson’s vision for the Jackson County assessor’s office is to be the best public servant her office can be. Gibson feels these enhancements to an already “powerful, high traffic” actDataScout.com will only increase as the public continues to be able to easily and conveniently access public records. Gibson is of the opinion actDataScout.com “will continue to change the way our public does business in the future.” She hopes this is just the beginning, hoping future additions will be made to further enhance these useful websites.