Beacon clients have expressed their positive experiences, check out these key messages from

 Mike Bacon, Auditor

Hardin Co, OH

  • The cost was less switching to Beacon

  • We have more information on the site compared to what we had on our former DDTI site:

    • Added sales tab which records all transfers for the past 2+ years​

    • Surveys registered with Tax Map Dept. are available for properties

  • We merged our records, tax map, and GIS to a more usable format​

  • Schneider Geospatial's support team has been great to work with and made changes to the site to make it better at no charge.

  • Access Hardin County's Site and see for yourself.


Beacon is the e-government solution for Auditors like you. It allows users to view local government information and related records online.

Like you many Auditors in Ohio realize that DDTI is no longer supporting the AccuGlobe software at the end of this year. You have to make a change.

But where to start? Think about Beacon!



Be a Game Changer

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
11:00 AM EST

Be a Game Changer! Imagine your constituents doing the OWN research, on their OWN time, from ANY internet accessible device!

Change the dame with Beacon the "one stop shop" for ALL your courthouse needs. We'll demonstrate how local government agencies are quickly, easily, and affordably providing this courthouse turnkey solution to access: 

  • CAMA (assessment data)

  • Tax

  • GIS

  • Assets

  • and other data records

We'll quickly review Beacon by sharing many of the tools available.

  • Provide an integrated solution

  • Centralize ALL Departments

  • No app needed. Works on all internet devices, even mobile!

  • Custom security controls

  • Saving money and resources!


Interested in learning more about Beacon? Enter your information below and we'll contact you about an online demonstration.



Beacon never sleeps. Over half of the usage happens when the offices are closed.


A detailed report (parcel summary; residential, tax administration & CAMA, valuation, tax history, taxation, photos, sketches, & more) viewed all on one page with an email link.


Our robust search tools support searches by name, address, parcel ID, or map. With the advanced search modules, you can search by neighborhoods, plats, DBA, as well as comparable properties search.


No new hardware. No app or plug-in needed. Runs on your web browser. Parcel map features are linked to data reports. Layers include parcels, major roads, soils, water, bridges, zoning, school districts, voting districts, and more.

Beacon is an interactive public access tool that allows users to view county and city information, public records and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) via an online portal. Beacon combines both web-based GIS and web-based data reporting tools including CAMA, assessment, and tax, into a single, user-friendly web application that is designed with your needs in mind.


It is not easy to make a pivot on your service provider. Naturally, you might be worried about how to make the change. It might be a priority to avoid a service interruption. Schneider Geospatial is here to make the transition as seamless as possible and for the same or less cost than you are spending now.

With Beacon, give your community the tools to do their own research, on their own time, from any internet-accessible device! Online 24/7! Beacon is a quick, user-friendly and affordable web portal blending searching, reporting, and mapping for every community. Beacon never sleeps. Over half of the usage happens when the offices are closed. Thus your organization increases visibility and exposure, as well as increasing services to taxpayers, when and where the users need it. Let us help you! It's easier than you think!

No middle-man to get your site up!  We're there from start to finish with our turn-key solution!

Our tabbed navigation interface creates an intuitive, user-friendly experience whether on desktop, tablet, or mobile. Get reliability with usage reports and our failover systems!

  • Website information is updated daily with industry-leading software.

  • Unsurpassed customer service and technical helpdesk support, available via email or phone.

  • Search by name, map, address, parcel or account number, legal description, or sales.

  • User-defined styles with a custom domain name and email accounts available.

  • No new hardware, no app or plug-in needed. Works on all browsers.

  • We make the transition of your public records to the internet quick, affordable, and easy!

With smaller budgets and larger demand for services, local governments across the country are realizing the value in making their data available online for public and internal users. We offer a complete turn-key service that contains all related costs, including website design, set-up, search engine, connection costs, server costs, updates, and 24-hour automated monitoring. We also include assistance setting up your static information web pages and downloadable forms, as well as unlimited use of our "template library" of common appraisal information web pages (which may be customized as your office dictates). Our ''Cost To Service Ratio'' is unmatched. We offer this service as a budget maker - not a budget breaker!

Because of our experience and knowledgeable staff, Schneider Geospatial can set up your site in a matter of days, compared to other companies that can take an average of two or more months. By offering a fast turnaround time, Beacon can assist your organization in drawing value and a return on investment immediately. Beacon also provides you the ability to pick the hosting plan and features that best serve the needs of your organization and community.


Allow your users to quickly lookup property data (including sales) and GIS while saving them and your office the time and money of a courthouse visit. Use our fast servers and proven search capabilities to enable your users to access all the information you feel will be most helpful. No long waits for server or connection setups - and data updates are seamless! Backup power systems, standby generators, content back-ups, and 24/7 automated monitoring ensures you a 99.99% uptime!

Schneider Geospatial works for you! No extra staff or major duties are required by your team. No equipment, connection, or server maintenance to worry about. Once you decide on the data you feel is right for your operation the rest is automatic. Beacon's user-friendly search capabilities will put your office on the leading frontier of cost-efficient and convenient customer service!

Don’t have a fully developed GIS? No problem, Beacon can provide a public portal for other public information. Users will be able to access local information by pulling public databases pertaining to assessment, CAMA, tax, real estate, cemetery records, document management, utility billing systems, permits, recorded documents, reports, and more, up to a consolidated search portal.

  • One of the largest e-government providers in the country!

  • Last year, our websites answered over 400 million questions!

  • Serving nearly 600 communities across the nation.

  • Over 10 million unique users monthly.

  • 80% of the visitors are return users.

  • Lowers counter and phone traffic, saving an average of 25 labor hours daily per site.

  • Over 17 million parcels hosted and regularly updated.

  • 24/7/365 access to local government records.

  • Works on all web browsers and across a multitude of mobile devices.



Guidepost is the nationwide search engine that provides a view of local government data from 50,000 feet. It centralizes the search for information across all Beacon sites into one location offering quick searches across jurisdictions. Guidepost allows for the segmentation of those searches based on basic geographic or common attribute knowledge for the users.