Building Inspection Data Collection
- Under traditional paper-based systems, city building
inspectors come to the office each morning to pick up their
assignments before heading into the field. Then they fill up
some paper forms, and return to the office to complete the
reports. It can take 3-5 days typically to issue permits on
With a mobile computing solution, inspectors can collect
information right in the field on a handheld device by using drop
down menus. This information can be sent either in real-time or at
the end of day without going back to the office. Based on this
information, contractor or homeowner can be advised of work
approval of the work or any deficiencies that they must
correct. This improves overall public service and reduces
overall cost to the contractors and ultimately to the public.
Property Assessment and Appraisal Services
- A similar application is being implemented by several
municipalities for property appraisal services. Several state or
provincial governments legislate that commercial and residential
properties must be re-appraised for market value assessment.
Property taxes are based on the market value of the property.
Appraisers collect both physical and occupancy information which
they can enter on laptops or handheld devices.
Utility (water system) Repair Applications
- Hydrant and Valve repair application - See under Vendors on
Actual Customers Using This applications
- City of Saint Petersburg, Florida -
Building Permit Application - Using CDPD (2002) , moving to
1xRTT CDMA network in 2003.
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