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|Embedded Calculators (Individually or 15% off if Bundled)
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- Change Base Map: This allows a user to change the base map in the map application. The default base map is a street map, which is easy to read with the zoning data displayed. The other base maps include aerial imagery, imagery with labels, topographic, and national road maps.
Home: This floating button changes the zoom extent to a default zoom level. The default is typically set at a City limit boundary. Typically, users who zoom in may use the Home button to refresh to the City Limit level.
- Measure: This allows a user to measure between any two points. The user may click on the Measure tool and zoom into an area by using the Zoom In/Out or scrolling functionality. By clicking on “from” and “to” points, a distance will be provided in meters or feet.
- Print: This allows a user to print a pre-defined paper size and orientation and create a PDF map that can be saved or printed directly from a computer. The printed map can be customized with the City’s name in the header. The printed page include the date and scale as standard features.
- Social Media Connectivity: This allows a user to connect with the City’s social media websites such as Twitter or Facebook. If the City is using a social media platform outside of these two platforms, a custom button may be created.
- Zoom In / Out: This button allows a user to zoom in and out of the current map view, which may also be accomplished via scrolling of the mouse.
- Zoning Code Hyperlink: The result of this functionality can be seen in the Results Window, typically located on the right side of the map viewer. When a user clicks on a particular zone, the Results Window shows the relevant zoning district, which is hyperlinked to the applicable section of the zoning code via the enCodePlus site.
- Bufferyard Simulator: The simulator allows users to test different combinations of bufferyard widths, types and densities of vegetation, and the use of structures and landforms to meet the relative opacity standards set out in the regulations. The simulator includes perspective views of the bufferyard at different stages of landscape development (at planting and after five and 10 years) to enable comprehension of the effect of the proposed landscape treatment.
Landscaping and Screening: This calculator measures the landscape surface area required to meet site landscaping and screening requirements, together with the quantities, types, and densities of plant materials.
Parking and Loading Calculator: This calculator employs a web-based form with drop-down menus for specifying a land use and an input box for entering the independent variable(s) of a specific project (e.g. dwelling units, square footage, employees, etc.). Provision is made to accept input for as many as 10 different occupancies to accommodate mixed-use developments or large-scale master plans. The computations are delivered back to the online form. The calculator may also be calibrated to provide the required spaces to meet the standards for Accessible Parking (for people with disabilities).
- Shared Parking: This calculator operates through the employment of hourly parking demand tables prepared by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The shared parking requirements for multiple occupancies is determined by performing calculations for each hour of the day, employing the percentage-of-demand ratio for each use type, aggregating the hourly requirements, and selecting the highest number resulting from the iterative calculations. The results presentation also computes the conventional parking requirements for the occupancies for comparison purposes.
- Site Capacity: This calculator employs a model to enable users to enter the independent variables for the project, such as the total site area, land acreages within identified resource protection areas, intended residential or nonresidential development type, and the intended zoning district. The model calculates the development yield, either in number of permitted dwelling units for a residential project or in permitted square feet for a nonresidential project. This feature makes the results available for use in determining the sustainability of the development project.
- Bufferyard Simulator
- Landscaping and Screening
- Parking, Loading, and ADA
- Shared Parking
- Site Capacity / Site Yield
- Existing ESRI ArcGIS Server: For clients who already deploy their map to the web, this feature includes linkage to and from the existing online GIS mapping system. This allows convenient display of the zoning map GIS layer and also enables enCode to display a description and details about any user-selected district presented on the zoning layer.
- Hosted ESRI ArcGIS Online: This feature includes preparation of an online GIS mapping system hosted by ESRI ArcGIS Online, which displays the zoning map GIS layer and also enables enCode to display a description and details about any user-selected district presented on the zoning layer.
- Static Map with Hotspots: This feature includes preparation of an online mapping system hosted on the enCode server, which displays a static zoning map with hyperlinked hotspots to display a description and details about any user-selected district presented on the zoning layer.
- Land Bank Mapping: This feature provides the ability to view addresses of a specific list of properties in the map viewer. It is driven by an uploaded spreadsheet with property addresses. When an address is selected, the mapping tool analyzes all valid addresses, geocodes them, and displays them in the map viewer.
- Land Use Look Up: This tool allows a user to search for the districts for which an individual land use is allowed, conditional, or a special exception use, as applicable, with a GIS query and map display of the corresponding districts. An advanced version of this tool may include logic to relate common land use terms with those listed in the zoning code. For example, the commonly used term “liquor store” may be reflected in land use table as, “Alcoholic Beverage Sales, Off-Site Consumption,” in which case a search for “liquor store” would show all applicable districts where “Alcoholic Beverage Sales, Off-Site Consumption” are permitted.
- Lease/Sale Data Mapping: This functionality allows a user to view property lease and sale data as points on the map viewer, which, when clicked, displays information about the listing. The information may include a property identification number and street address, as well as the listing agency and contact information. The property data is refreshed daily meaning that the listings are current and active. The lease and sale layers can be turned on/off in the legend.
- Parcel Buffer/Mail Merge: This feature allows a user to select an individual or group of parcels and establish a user-defined buffer distance. The selected properties within the buffer are highlighted on the map, and a list of addresses is generated for all identified properties. This feature requires parcel data linkage. The mailing list may then be mail merged to generate letters of interest of public notice.
The ongoing maintenance includes premium technology and browser updates, performance monitoring, map viewer maintenance, tool updates, and data and web map application cloud hosting, plus up to 12 hours of data support.
- Land Bank Mapping
- Land Use Look Up
- Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Lease / Sale Data
- Parcel Buffer Tool
enCodePlus™ is the most feature-rich software and decision-making tool available to government organizations. This is because the planners and code writers at Kendig Keast Collaborative, the parent company of enCodePlus, LLC, applied their local government backgrounds and years of in-the-trenches experience incorporating the features that make the software most useful for planners and design professionals, but more importantly, citizen users and development applicants.
Standard 90° features include:
- A custom-designed and branded site incorporating a jurisdiction’s unique look and feel
- Formatting for hand held devices, tablet computers, and accessible web content (WCAG 2.0 compliant)
- Attractive print formatting, instant PDF generation, and exporting to MS Word
- Pop-up definitions with hyperlinks to all definitions
- Liberally hyperlinked cross-references to chapters and sections both within and external to code
- A comment/response feature allowing receipt, cataloguing, and a historical record of comments (from password-protected reviewers) and responses on draft amendments
- A cloud-based library for storing draft amendments, ordinances, staff reports, and other documents that can be linked within the code and retrieved via ordinance number, date, or keywords
- In-line code graphics maintained in an organized graphic library
- Fully formatted, in-line and dynamic tables
- Quick links to popular titles, chapters, and sections, as well as often-used tables and other enCodePlus features
- Automatic archiving of code amendments providing a retrievable electronic record of previous versions of the code(s)
Advanced 180° and Premium 360° features include:
- Interactive, online GIS map with links from the zoning districts on the map to the applicable sections of the zoning ordinance, which may also include:
- Land bank parcel mapping and querying
- Land use look up to research and map the applicable districts for a selected land use
- Multiple Listing Service (MLS) lease/sale data links to the property listing information, as available
- Parcel buffer tool to identify owners and addresses for properties within a user-specified distance of a parcel to generate a mailing list for notification purposes
- Calculators for required parking, landscaping, buffer yard, signage, and site yield numbers applicable to a development site
- Application download/upload, tracking, and reporting
- Public subscription and notification providing automatic email notification within links to all published amendments to the code
- Project calendaring for scheduled code amendments