Appraiser’s Office property imaging project scheduled to begin

Two compact cars mounted with cameras for digital imaging of real estate.

Example of cars used to capture photos during the project.

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 14, a state-mandated property-imaging project to help the county appraise property values. Kansas law requires counties to update property information every six years to maintain accurate data on every parcel in the jurisdiction.

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has contracted with Tyler Technologies and Cyclomedia to take high-resolution street-level photos of the exterior of every property in Johnson County. The county will use these photos to create land record information used in the appraisal process. All images collected, where faces and license plates are visible, will be made unrecognizable by ‘blurring.’

Digital imaging project dashboard

Example of dashboard image that will be updated weekly.

Cyclomedia field staff will photograph properties from a customized, clearly marked, black Ford Escape (example shown below) with a Wisconsin license plate number of AFR 8971 and a white Ford Escape with a Wisconsin license plate number of ALR 8312. The vehicle descriptions are different than previously indicated in recent news releases. Imaging crews are expected to be in Johnson County until spring of 2022, however, if weather delays the image collection, the project will be suspended until fall.  Cyclomedia will be in constant communication with county officials throughout the project.

The Appraiser’s Office will post a weekly progress map dashboard image, like the one shown at right. This map will display areas planned to be captured, being captured, in processing and published that week.

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