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Posted: September 12th 2016
Rahn Land is proud to announce the early release of a new version of the online Map Viewer service for subscribers to view and test.  The new version is still in development, with some of its features and functions not quite fully finalized, but we would like to give subscribers a chance to preview and evaluate the new service. To access the new Map Viewer version click here.
Posted: June 7th 2016
Rahn Land is pleased to announce that the company is in the process of developing new software for the Map Viewer service, and plans on having an updated version available by summer 2016.  The new version will have additional features and functionality, including property searches and the ability to print maps of individual properties.  All new software will be used which will increase the...
Posted: April 27th 2016
Rahn Land is pleased to announce an expanded new partnership with Andy Bottman of  Andy Bottman has long been the website developer and manager for the Rahn Land website, but now will be taking on a leadership role in developing new database and mapping technology for Rahn Land as well.  Bottman has extensive experience with web-based technology and open source software.
Posted: April 27th 2016
May 2 - May 5, 2016 the Rahn Land team is traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend the premier North American event for open source GIS mapping software.  The FOSS4G NA (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference is the annual North American event of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).  The Rahn Land team is currently developing an extensive new property valuation...
Posted: October 7th 2015
Rahn Land is pleased to announce that the online Map Viewer service has been expanded to include properties 200 acres and greater (from 300 acres and greater previously).  In addition, users can now view the three property categories - listings, sales and pending sales - independently from each other.  This means, for example, if users are searching for only active listings, they can remove sales...
Posted: July 29th 2015
Rahn Land is pleased to announce the addition of Casey Zaiko to the company as a Database Administrator and GIS Specialist. Casey is a Bozeman native and an MSU graduate in Earth Sciences and GIS/Planning. He brings a strong level of knowledge and expertise in GIS mapping and database management.
Posted: June 2nd 2015
Job Announcement: Database Administrator & GIS Specialist   Position Summary Rahn Land is seeking a permanent full-time Database Administrator and GIS Specialist. This position is responsible for maintaining the company database and GIS of rural Montana properties, relying on multiple different data sources. The position is also responsible for developing and maintaining efficient workflows,...
Posted: March 23rd 2015
Andy Rahn attended the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software For Geospatial) Conference in San Francisco, March 9 - 12, 2015. The annual FOSS4G North America (NA) conference is one of the largest global gatherings focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G NA brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation....
Posted: January 7th 2015
Andy Rahn has been invited to give a presentation at the annual meeting and continuing education seminar for the Montana Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).  The presentation will be on the use of mapping and GPS for rural appraisal.  Andy will discuss current mapping and GPS technologies as well as where future technology is heading.  As part of the...
Posted: October 21st 2014
Rahn Land is pleased to have been selected to provide the appraisals for an innovative new project that is designed to allow the Yellowstone River to flow more freely.  The project will create channel mitigation easements that incentivize landowners along the river not to riprap the banks which prevents the river from moving.  The appraisals will be new and unique relative to standard easement...