Williamson Central Appraisal District, Texas leverages Pushpin for pool outline extraction

Press Release · January 9, 2020 · Minneapolis

Pushpin announced today that it had completed a pool outline extraction project with Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD) in Texas. Under the contract, WCAD leveraged Pushpin's platform for extracting features from aerial imagery. Specifically, Pushpin identified inground pools in 11,922 properties and automatically estimated the area for each. WCAD added this measurement to their Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) to assist with estimating property value.

"In just two weeks, Pushpin extracted pool outlines and provided accurate measurements that we integrated into our CAMA system," said KC McDade, Director of Operations, WCAD. "Pushpin's turnaround time was fast, and their ability to infer pool shapes and provide accurate outlines of pools, even if obstructed from view by buildings, vegetation, etc., was very impressive. We are looking forward to working with Pushpin on future projects."

"We really enjoyed working with WCAD. They had unique requirements, but we were able to leverage Pushpin's platform to quickly return accurate results," said Randy Milbert, President, Pushpin. "WCAD is dedicated to fair and equitable property valuation. We are delighted to help them on this journey."

About Williamson Central Appraisal District

Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD) is responsible for determining the value of taxable properties in Williamson county, Texas. The county has a population of 545,412. The county seat is Georgetown. WCAD's appraisal department is responsible for the yearly valuation of all property within the county and is divided into the following departments: agricultural, commercial, land, personal property, and residential. For more information, please visit https://wcad.org.

About Pushpin

Founded in 2015 and based in Minneapolis, Pushpin believes that people and computers intelligently combined can solve difficult mapping challenges better, faster, and cheaper than the alternatives. Pushpin works with tech-forward customers and partners to dramatically increase automation, accelerate workflows, and decrease costs. Pushpin applies patent-pending deep learning algorithms to aerial and satellite imagery to identify parcel changes, extract building footprints, and estimate impervious areas, and more. Pushpin's clients include Maricopa County, Arizona; Lee County, Florida; Hillsborough County, Florida; CoreLogic; Nearmap; and many others. For more information, please visit https://pushpin.us.