• Geographic Calculator

    National Registry Center of
    El Salvador

    Geographic Calculator

    San Salvador, El Salvador

Project Summary

Project

With a goal to help speed sales of land register locations and provide all departments of the National Geographic Institute of El Salvador access to land registry data, the National Registry Center of El Salvador (NRC) wanted to enable users to locate any parcel in the national land registry via a single click from a Web browser running Google Earth. The NRC needed to map the land register locations with software running in background mode on a Web server to act as a map publisher. To meet these challenges and avoid using a costly dedicated map server, the NRC required flexible, interoperable GIS mapping tools.

Solution

NRC used Bentley Map in background mode on a Web server to act as a map publisher. With its ability to import KMZ elements from a DGN file, Bentley Map enabled the team to use a free Google Earth plug-in to view land parcels with a single click. Bentley’s collaborative and interoperable software provided NRC a cost-effective solution for the project.

Outcome

Using Bentley Map saved significant costs, enabling users to work from a Web browser with a single Bentley license without the need for a costly dedicated map server. Operating costs are minimal given that the low-cost Bentley solution can use the free Google Earth plug-in. With Bentley Map as the foundation for its geographic mapping system, users can precisely locate a parcel on the national land registry with a single click, minimizing errors, saving time, and optimizing service to citizens.

Software

The ability of Bentley Map to accommodate various file formats, importing KMZ elements from a DGN file, was instrumental in enabling NRC to view the land divisions using a free Google Earth plug-in. Bentley’s collaborative, interoperable software facilitates information mobility and provides all departments of the National Geographic Institute of El Salvador access to land registry data that can be used for analysis involved in the property registry modernization project.

Outcome/Facts
  • The NRC of El Salvador used Bentley Map as the foundation for its mapping project to precisely locate land parcels via a single click from any Web browser with a plug-in for Google Earth.
  • Bentley Map’s ability to accommodate various file types and import KMZ elements from a DGN file was instrumental to the success of the project.
  • Using a single Bentley license in a Web-driven application without the need for a costly, dedicated map server, NRC saved significant project and operating costs and improved efficiency, optimizing service to citizens.
Quote:
  • “Bentley Map technology allows our users to locate their properties on the national land register using a Google Earth plug-in on a Web browser, even if they enter WGS84 coordinates and our DGN files are Lambert NAD427.”

    Nelson Tesorero Engineer National Registry Center of El Salvador