As the most important tourist destination in Mexico, Cancún provides government services to a growing number of citizens and visitors. Innovación Sistemas y Proyectos (ISP) developed the Cancún Federated Geospatial Information System to modernize the municipality’s cadastral system, and allow different departments to access and update public records.
For this USD 1.2 million project, ISP implemented Bentley Map Enterprise, Bentley Map (stand-alone), ProjectWise, and MicroStation. Stage 1 updated land and building property records, created new construction records, and integrated departmental data into a single cadastral information system. Stage 2 provided ProjectWise access to the organization and standardized Property Tax Office records.
The improved approach to property and building tax assessment increased tax recollection revenue by 18 percent in just six months – providing USD 3.3 million in additional revenue for government services. By the end of the first year, the system was expected to increase recollection 66% for a total revenue increase of USD 12.2 million.
The cadastre modernization project benefited from Bentley software’s ability to easily manage maps and data through the Internet. By standardizing on the common Bentley platform, the municipality is able to assess property and building taxes in a consistent, accurate, equitable, and predictable manner. Productivity has improved as business units now work together using the federated system.