City of Charleston East End GIS Pilot Project

The City of Charleston acquired the services of Mountain CAD to aid them in building a Strategic Plan and Pilot Project for city wide GIS Implementation. Existing AutoCAD drawings were converted to ArcView. Aerial photos were included as well as tax parcels from the Kanawha County Assessors office. These ArcView maps were linked with a replication of the county’s CAMA data. An ArcIMS Real Estate and parcel application was created for the World Wide Web. This application can be viewed at // A thematic mapping and zoning notification application based on ArcView was also created.

Coal Valuation GIS for Raleigh County Assessor’s Office

Using ArcGis software from ESRI and Map Server software from the University of Minnesota, Mountain CAD has setup the first accurate model of coal reserves for a WV County. The WV Geological and Economic Survey and the department of Tax and revenue provided data.  This data consisted of 28 coal seams in Raleigh County and all surface parcels in the county.

Using this system the county assessor can now ensure fair coal taxation for all property owners in the county.