We coordinated efforts with Oakland County to replace their existing Access Oakland public website. The replacement site was named 2nd Generation Access Oakland (2nd Gen). The new Property Gateway application utilizes the Esri JavaScript API and Dojo framework along with the Microsoft MVC architecture to provide searching and reporting functionality to the general public. This application was designed and developed in a shoulder-to-shoulder environment utilizing developers from both Oakland County and Geographic Information Services, Inc.

One of the critical objectives of this project was to provide high-quality printing for hard and soft-copy output. We developed this application using Esri's ArcPy library released with version 10 of ArcGIS Server.

We assisted Oakland County in designing and implementing a 2nd Generation Access Oakland website to accomplish the goal of delivering the necessary GIS functionality in an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-use interface.

The Oakland County Property Gateway provides access to fee-based tax parcel reports and maps. Reports and maps can be purchased via a credit card transaction. The online purchase option has resulted in a significant return on investment (ROI) for Oakland County GIS.