boomerbubba wrote:My point is that all those numbers can be computed by any decent GIS package directly. Rekeying the codes into MLS to allow it to replicate that computation is not necessary. And as you and Alan_Brown confirm, it is not required by policy.
I agree with your point about the math. My point was that more than the math is involved. The need for rekeying is not to replicate or confirm the math computations. The reasons are in my previous post.
No GIS package can do the next step unless it is tied to the detailed membership data in MLS. And the codes have to be in MLS to do it.
Nevertheless, I am fully onboard with any program, GIS or otherwise, that will work through the entire process. For that to happen, I believe it will have to be a GIS program that will run in conjunction with MLS either on the MLS admin computer, so the membership data is secure, or by way of a secure server from CHQ.