Mapping is a critical component of the appraisal process. Today’s technology not only allows you to quickly generate simple maps, but also choose between classic street maps and true aerial photographs that you can annotate and enhance to display information critical to the property value. Plus, you can gather additional data — FEMA map numbers, Census tract information and proper postal coding — about properties based on their location. Flood maps also play an important role in your reports. WinTOTAL's built-in tools can help you retrieve all of these types of maps and data without leaving your report to hunt for the data on the Internet or in public records. Of course, if you need a map that WinTOTAL can't provide you, you can always locate a wealth of other maps — plat, topography, demographic — through the Internet and use WinTOTAL's tools to insert them into your report. To access all of WinTOTAL’s mapping tools, click Maps in the upper right corner to open the Maps PowerView.