School District Boundaries
School grounds and school attendance zones (SAZ)
Property appraisal and valuation
School performance affects property values. That’s why it’s important to know which school attendance zone is associated with a property to correctly estimate value. Developers, mortgage originators and other real estate industry professionals need accurate, current school boundaries when estimating the value of a home, apartment building or for new housing developments.
Emergency response and crisis management
When a crisis occurs at a school, emergency responders may need immediate access. School Ground Boundaries can be used to process information and manage logistics during emergencies. This dataset offers key insight when developing knowledge and support mechanisms for early warning, threat mitigation and response planning. Use of these boundaries also supports the dissemination of information to responders during an emergency event.
Preventing bullying via social media
Anonymous social messaging applications are growing in popularity allowing people to hide their identity, whether for personal or professional reasons. The potential benefits – and downsides – of using social networks and messaging apps are many and varied. Through School Ground Boundaries, geofences can be created for exclusion or inclusion to properly control access to applications within school grounds.