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Today's land administration organizations need to maintain accurate, up-to-date, and authoritative parcel data. This requires a flexible data model and a scalable architect that can support multiple editors and integrate with modern business systems. The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric is a services-based, next generation GIS that organizations can use to manage 3D and 4D parcel data including strata and subsurface information, ownership records, and agricultural and natural resource rights. Now, using parcel mapping, land record organizations can leverage the power of ArcGIS to provide tools that improve communication across their organization.

Record-driven workflows

Every land transaction begins with a legal record such as a development plan, plat, deed, or record of survey. Land parcels in the ArcGIS Parcel Fabric are created and edited in response to changes in the legal record. Storing the legal reference of the parcels is built into the design of the ArcGIS Parcel Fabric.

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Flexible data model

The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric is composed of separate parcel types such as subdivision/plat boundaries, lots, and tax parcels. Each parcel type can have its own schema and behaviors. The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric can be extended by:

  • Adding related tables and additional attributes to parcel types
  • Using groups in ArcGIS Enterprise to manage access and privileges
  • Configuring attribute rules and constraints to maintain data integrity
  • Working in two dimensions (2D), three dimensions (3D), and changes over time (4D)
Data model

Historical parcels and lineage

Besides tracking the legal record that causes parcels to be created and edited, the ArcGIS Parcel Fabric saves the parent parcel data as historic when edits are performed. The historic parcels maintain a lineage to the parent and children parcels.

Computer monitor with parcel data

Dual depiction of legal and physical world

The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric is the authoritative system of record for the ownership, rights, responsibilities, and restrictions for your land records. Parcel and property boundaries are often defined by lines that store coordinate geometry (COGO) dimensions that may come from different sources. For example, a deed from 1902 states a boundary between two adjacent parcels is 440 feet. A deed from 1972 states the boundary is 450 feet. The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric can represent both boundaries reflecting the legal distances while representing the single physical boundary.

Parcel data with map

Web GIS Enabled

Web GIS gives more opportunities to provide broader access to your authoritative GIS data. This allows you to move your system of record to a system of engagement that facilitates everything from self-service mapping to making better decisions. The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric can be published and consumed as a feature service that allows you to push your data in real time, making it available to other apps on the platform instead of viewing a static copy.

Parcel data edits

How ArcGIS Parcel Fabric works

Aerial neighborhood view with parcel data

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