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Matrix School Boundaries Now Available!

June 6, 2012  |  by Anne

Save time and give clients the answers they’re after with the new school boundary layers available in Matrix! Interchangeable map layers make it easy to view High School, Middle School and Elementary School boundaries.

Information on the listing’s school district is provided by Great Schools. Once you’ve selected a property and identified its school district, utilize the Great Schools link to view additional school information and the School Board phone number. Remember, the only way to ensure data accuracy is by contacting the School Board directly.

Check it out now! Run a Matrix search and select a listing. In the map view, select the “Layers” option and choose a school layer. You can select multiple school boundaries, but we recommend searching one layer at a time.

For additional information, register for our Matrix School Boundaries webinar next Friday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m. or read the Knowledgebase article on searching for specific school boundaries. Happy searching!

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48 responses to “Matrix School Boundaries Now Available!”

  1. Gus Anthony says:

    Can we do searches with school boundries?

  2. Branden Schroeder says:

    By, 'yes', I mean that I agree with Gust Anthony in that I would also like to know the answer.

  3. Kelly says:

    can't wait to try it out!

  4. Alison Lynch says:

    Will there ever be information for the Eastern Shore of Maryland? It was exciting to see the email, then disappointing to pull it up and there's no information for our area at all.

  5. Sallie says:

    Great feature. It would be very helpful if we had the ability to click on the desired school boundary and MRIS set that as our search area instead of having to use the Polygon tool…..maybe in the next upgrade.

  6. Monica says:

    I am trying to check out this new feature but it's not working. Nothing happens when I click Layers!! Help pls.

  7. Sallie says:

    Monica – check out the link for step-step instruction that Adam posted a few posts up. You have to use the Poly tool Polygon tool to redraw the map.

  8. Rebecca says:

    I was so excited until I realized we can't search with this feature (unless I'm mistaken). Using the polygon tool to trace the boundary seems tedious and unnecessary, especially with all of the crazy, jagged school boundaries. MRIS, I beg of you, please make this a priority in your next update.

  9. tom says:

    Once a school perimeter is selected, and that's great, does anyone know how to get rid of the Great Schools link box as one zooms in and out on the map?

  10. Frank says:

    It doesn't seem to work??

  11. tom says:

    Did the polygon exercise for a high school boundary. Not too tough. When I build a search using the new polygon map defined, that's fine, too. When I try print the map of the listings, the school boundary (blue on my screen) disappears on the printout. Anyone know how to retain the school boundary on the printout? Thanks.

  12. MRIS_Adam says:

    Monica,
    The layers will appear when you zoom into the map display.

  13. Ritu says:

    WOW this is great feature. I just played around for Northern Virginia Fairfax area!!!

  14. Frank says:

    Adam, I picked a county, zoomed in to an area, click layers, select a school district, then clicked ok. When I run the search I get the whole county listings, Not just that school district. Please advise. Thanks,

  15. MRIS_Adam says:

    Frank,
    You missed one step. You should trace the school boundary using the ploygon search tool. For step by step instructions visit http://old.mris.com/helpdesk/knowledgebase/Articl…. Please email me at Adam.Iobst@mris.net, if I can assist you. I am happy to help.
    -Adam

  16. Mark says:

    I was browsing some listings in Centreville, VA and ran into some errors in map view. The layer for high schools showed the high schoodl boundaries as it should. The layer for elementary schools showed those boundaries as it should. But the layer for middle schools isn't working quite right. It shows the boudaries for elementary schools, not middle schools. Then when you click on a bounded area, some bounded areas will then highlight the the full middle school region, and others will only highlight that elementary school region (even though I'm supposed to be in middle school view). And, no, I don't have multiple layers checked – just middle school.

  17. Nancy Lauler says:

    Works great!

  18. Tracy says:

    As a test, I sent listings via email to myself. The "layers" feature was not available. Would be nice if the client could also see the "layers" when using the Virtual Earth Map Feature.

  19. Sonni says:

    Feature doesn't work with IE 8. The "layers tab" doesn't display. You have to use another browser. iE9 works.

  20. Nancy Shafer says:

    I love that we can now know what school the children would go to BUT I have a concern that when we send our clients to this and they click on the company website it takes them to Realtor.com and they are then offered other agents information, to look for other houses, to ask questions and that will go to what agent????? Can’t MRIS get it so that our clients aren’t sent out onto the web when looking at this info? Clients can get drawn away by clicking!

  21. margie says:

    This is a mistake , do not tell your buyers this , school boundries change all the time and if it is in the middle of a deal you will be held responsible. I always tell them to call the board of Ed.

  22. Fran says:

    The Westfield and South Lakes Boundaries are incorrect. I have a listing on Stable Brook which changed last year to South Lakes. The boundary map is showing Westfield.

  23. Erin says:

    Feature doesn’t work on IPad or IPhone. Who uses a computer anymore?

  24. Tamika Johnson says:

    Although I was slightly excited about this, I have to agree with Margie, maybe we can use it as a preliminary benchmark to help with areas, but in the end they need to verify this information on their own.

  25. Lscott says:

    If each school board has a boudary map for each school in their district. Can mris use the map as an overlay. That way we would not have to do the polygon search.

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