County introduces new GIS software
Putnam County property records are now available through a new geographic information system (GIS), available to all on the internet, with no need to visit the courthouse.
County government recently made the transition to Think GIS software for the web by WTH Technology Inc. of Indianapolis. This system is seamlessly tied to the Think GIS software that has been used in the auditor's office for several years.
Think GIS is also integrated with the county's tax and assessment records management systems. On the web-based system, property records are now available to the public in an easy-to-use platform that is updated daily with the latest changes made in the courthouse.
The new website can be found at http://putnam.in.wthgis.com.
Search tools on the website give the public ability to easily find properties by the owner name. The search results include a history of property tax bills, deductions and assessments.
Information such as property record cards, sketches and photos are now accessible with just a few clicks. Sales comparison searches can also be made to provide a history of recent property sales in a given date range, price range, neighborhood or property class.
These tools allow users to acquire data about properties without having to visit the courthouse to examine physical records.
Think GIS is also in use by other customers in Putnam County, including the Putnam County Highway Department, the Greencastle Fire Department and utility offices in Bainbridge and Cloverdale.
WTH Technology Inc. serves more than 1,400 customers in 14 states including customers in 70 of Indiana's 92 counties.