Features

Features *Standard
Advanced
Premium
Software Support (Hours) Hourly 4 8
License Seats 1 3 4
Adobe PDF Generator (with headers/footers/page numbers)
At-a-Glance, Pop-Up Definitions
Best Bets Search Engine
Commenting on Pending Amendments
Dynamic Tables
External Resource Links
GIS Standard Map
Google Analytics Use Reporting
Graphic Library
In-Line Illustrations, Graphics, and Tables
Internal and External Hyperlinking
Microsoft Word Exporter (with headers/footers/page numbers)
Mobile Device Access (smartphone, tablet, or iPad)
My Favorites Links to Popular Sections and Tables
Search Term Statistics
Social Media Links (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Redaction Tool
User Guide and Tutorials
Video Animation
Custom Site Branding (color scheme, logo/tag line)
e-Reader Styled Viewer and Printer (formatted file provided)
Embedded Calculators (Individually or 15% off if Bundled)

  • Bufferyard Simulator
  • Landscaping and Screening
  • Parking, Loading, and ADA
  • Shared Parking
  • Signage
  • Site Capacity / Site Yield

GIS Interactive Map (Advanced)
Agendas/Minutes/Applications Download
Application Download
Archiving (retroactive archiving by quote)
Definitions Library (1000+ pages)
GIS Tools

  • Land Bank Mapping
  • Land Use Look Up
  • Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Lease / Sale Data
  • Parcel Buffer Tool

MuniPRO
Ordinance Library
Permit System Integration
Project Calendar / eNotice and RSVP
Source Code Escrow
User Subscription/Notification
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
● Included

enCode 360 Versions

GIS Standard MapinfoGIS Standard MapThis includes a web-based interactive map application displaying the City’s zoning, City limits and other municipal or planning limits as GIS layers. The application comes with standard color coordinated custom template. The standard features also include a zoning disclaimer window, “contact us” link to connect with the City’s webpage or an email address for public communication, a search result window, legend and help menu. The help menu is designed to walk the user through every feature of the map viewer and provide descriptions of particular features to ensure the user understands the map capabilities. The standard features include:

  • 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.

Embedded Calculators (Individually or 15% off if Bundled)infoEmbedded Calculators (e.g. parking, density yield)The enCodePlusTM™ site may include on-the-fly calculators that are embedded in the document or referenced in an appendix. This allows end-users to calculate the requirements for their project, as follows:

  • 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
  • Signage
  • Site Capacity / Site Yield

GIS Interactive Map (Premium)infoGIS Interactive Map (Premium)The premium map is an interactive web map application that includes the Advanced 180o features, together with those described below. This online map would be developed by enCodePlus, LLC using tabular and map data provided by the client. It would be updated on a regular basis (schedule to be determined), which may be included in the annual support. The premium map may be for clients who already deploy their map to the web, in which case it would continue to be maintained locally and accessible via the enCodePlusTM site. If the client does not have an online map, it may be developed by enCodePlus, LLC. This option allows the greatest functionality, including a full range of functions and capability to expand to include custom features. The premium features include the Standard 90o and Advanced 180o features listed above, plus:

  • 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