Ontario, ON – The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) of Ontario has partnered with Vancouver-based govtech software company, UrbanLogiq, to deliver a province-wide cloud platform, the Municipal Analysis Tool, for all 444 Ontario municipalities to access more streamlined and user-friendly property and assessment data geospatially to support municipal data needs.
The Municipal Analysis Tool comes with the rollout of the new Municipal Connect platform, the primary source of assessment-related information available online for Ontario municipal staff. Building on its success, UrbanLogiq will jointly co-develop and deploy use cases for MPAC to provide additional value-added services to its 444 member municipalities making its data easier to work with and optimized to more quickly answer common questions and queries by municipal staff.
“We’re very excited about incorporating the Municipal Analysis Tool into the next generation of Municipal Connect,” says Carmelo Lipsi, Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Valuation and Customer Relations. “After much consultation with our municipal partners, we heard the need for more user-centric tools to make our data more usable for municipal staff. Our hope is that with this new partnership with UrbanLogiq additional MPAC data will make even more of an impact for municipal operations while fostering deeper interagency collaboration and more meaningful insights.”
“The Municipal Analysis Tool demonstrates how central proper digital tools are for a modern city hall and the government agency ecosystem,” says Mark Masongsong, CEO and Co-Founder of UrbanLogiq, “As data becomes more valuable for public agencies, it becomes even more important to be able to share and collaborate without the burden of difficult tools. We are very proud to be partnering with MPAC so they can more easily share their data with municipalities and municipalities, in turn, can make better decisions for the benefit of their communities.”
The Municipal Analysis Tool comes in the spirit of UrbanLogiq’s thesis as a company and its approach to building scalable technology to standardize and make data accessible across all agencies at all levels of government.
MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities, accountable to the Province, municipalities, and property taxpayers through a 13-member Board of Directors.
Our role is to accurately assess and classify all properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario. We are the largest assessment jurisdiction in North America, assessing and classifying more than five million properties with an estimated total value of $3 trillion.
For additional information, visit www.mpac.ca.
UrbanLogiq is a venture-backed govtech firm based out of Vancouver, BC and New York, NY.
UrbanLogiq was founded in 2016 with a mission to break down data silos in government. UrbanLogiq seeks to provide a unified view of a region’s urban environment, universally accessible regardless of agency or level of government, and made even more powerful and actionable with analytical tools designed specifically for government workflows.
Visit us at www.urbanlogiq.com for more information.