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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...
Posted: August 22nd 2014
Andy Rahn was invited to give a presentation about the Map Viewer to MAREX, the Montana Association of Real Estate Exchangors, at their August 13th meeting in Missoula.      "MAREX members are licensed real estate agents who on a regular basis meet together in the spirit of cooperation to assist their clients in locating real estate or other properties, to market client's real estate and/or other...
Posted: August 22nd 2014
Stimson Lumber Company has 20 large-acreage land listings in Montana totaling over 31,000 acres with a total ask value of just under $19,000,000.  These listings have been mapped and added to the Map Viewer.  Most of the listings are in Granite and Sanders Counties, with some in Lewis & Clark and Missoula Counties.