GIS database for real estate management: a case study of Komarock estate phase 1 Infill
Real Estate Management involves house owners, tenants, tax collectors, valuers, financial institutions, mortgage providers among others. Estate Agents deal with massive datasets from these key actors together with data from the houses and their attributes. It has been difficult to manage these datasets without a good management system. The data has been stored in paper forms that are easy to tear and misplace. These datasets are hard to manipulate, to query or even update. This has presented delay when customers are looking for houses to rent and agents have employed many workers to handle the many customers. GIS has been used as a management system that has enabled the creation of a comprehensive and complete inventory of all these datasets in a database that enabled creation of a digital interactive map of Komarock Estate Phase 1 infill that was used to display houses in their physical locations and to be integrated with their attributes for more information. This has enabled data manipulation, easy querying and updates, visualization and display. Google maps platform enabled display of houses together with the neighbourhood for even better decision making. Customization of ArcMap allowed ease of GIS software by the agents. It has been concluded that GIS is indeed a management system that has managed to integrate all the real estate datasets to allow querying, manipulation, updates, visualization and display of the houses on a map to allow customers make decisions.