Summary of methodology
Data from numerous sources is placed in a common database. These include;
- Our starting point would be our Utility Management GIS database system which uses the Surveyor General Cadastre to identify each land parcel within the LA boundary.
- We would import details from the LA's GIS (if they have one) and match each parcel. This is a relatively simple task as the LA normally uses the SG�s unique parcel key. Lat-long position would clean up any mis-match.
- Building footprints, Zoning and suburbs would also be overlaid
- Land Owner details would be sourced from the Deeds Office (who also use the unique SG key)
- Google maps are overlaid to enable us to view the property ito size, improvements etc.
- Municipal Accounts (by account and business partner number) would be imported from the LA�s financial/billing system and linked to each stand together with the types of utilities charged (normally multiple utilities per account)
- Tariff types would be assigned to each utility on each stand.
- Valuations from the relevant department database would be assigned per land parcel
- Non-consumptive charges (rates & refuse) together with basic charges for water, electricity and sewer would be assigned to each land parcel.
- Consumptive volumes charged
Once complete, we would commence a series of analytical searches such as;
- Which stands are not receiving non-consumptive and basic charges E.g. who is not being billed for rates?
- Discrepancy between valuation per square meter of land
- Land with improvements who are not paying consumptive charges
- Consumptive charge/improvement value ratio
- Isolate Municipal / government owned parcels