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CityVerse is a software solution that is designed to manage land assets for infrastructure projects of all types and sizes, from conception to completion. It encompasses all phases of a ROW project but is not limited to that scope. Since CityVerse is highly customizable you have nearly full control of the system without the need of software or database developers to make changes.
CityVerse Right of Way software was developed by Canyon Digital Solutions. Established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999, Canyon Digital Solutions have provided custom application services for some of the largest companies in the United States. Specializing in Internet Applications for the last 10 years they have focused on their flagship product CityVerse. CityVerse has been used in some of the largest ROW projects in the United States spanning across multiple industries.

After years of managing some of the nation's largest Right of Way projects, CityVerse has developed a set of features that provide a powerful, yet flexible software solution for any industry or operation tasked with managing land assets. Whether for Government or Private Enterprise project management, CityVerse is an excellent choice for a wide variety of industries.

  • ROW Project Management
  • Pipelines (Natural Gas, Oil, Water, etc.)
  • Power Transmission / Powerlines
  • Utility Company Projects
  • Linear Industries
  • Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar, etc.)
  • Planning & Development Projects
  • Public Works Projects
  • Land Acquisition / Land Management
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Communications Projects
  • Transportation Projects
    • Rail & Lightrail
    • Highways, Freeways & Roads
  • Infrastructure Real Estate Projects of all kinds!

Yes!

CityVerse was designed with the Private Sector in mind. Over the years we have worked with the nation's largest Right of Way Acquisition companies, fine-tuning the detailed management processes needed to keep your project under budget and ahead of schedule.

It can be challenging working with multiple municipalities because project management is not standardized across the board. CityVerse addresses this issue by enabling you to design a custom set of details and reports to meet the requirements of any client or project.

Additionally, our time and money management tools allow for the complete documentation of all vendor and employee time used and actions taken. This information is available to you in real-time and relates directly to your pre-defined budgets, thus providing you with the most efficient project status tracking available.

Yes!

With so much to do at tax payers' expense, it is important stay organized and on track with your project management. From Planning & Development to Public Works, CityVerse enables you to handle many types of projects by allowing you to define the details you want to track and on which you need to report.

With our Dynamic Data Structure you can create new fields and processes so that you are never confined to a preset structure. You can create an unlimited amount of Process Types which allows you to tailor your data collection and tracking to the needs of each specific project.

After Process Types are created you can associate them with specific Projects. Each project specified will then inherit the properties and details that you need for efficient and effective project management.

With CityVerse, each department defines the parameters it needs to complete a project. Because it is a web-based program, CityVerse brings everyone together as if they were all working in the same room. After your initial set-up, when you authorize which employees and/or contractors will have permission to access data, they will be able to to view or input the most current project information using the Internet.

Yes!

The acquisition of land for building and maintaining America's energy and transportation infrastructure is a challenging task. CityVerse is designed to help ease that process. Track Federal Land Acquisition projects from conception to completion, managing as much information as deemed necessary. Track pertinent project details along the way such as land details, employee notes, mapping coordinates, contacts, expenses, and much more.

CityVerse helps you plot out your project and budget your plan by starting with acquisition. Whether your project will cross hundreds of miles of city, county and state borders or just stretch from one end of a town to the other, CityVerse helps manage all of the entities involved. Our cohesive design allows data from multiple municipalities and agencies to all be brought together in one program.

CityVerse lets you know exactly what has and has not been completed in the progress of parcel acquisition. With thousands of parcels in the mix and entities from farmers to state land departments, CityVerse helps identify where the money is going and what areas need more attention. Bring the whole project in on-time and under budget by streamlining all of the tasks associated with the Federal Land Acquisition process.

CityVerse is a software solution that is designed to streamline the organization, tracking and management of land assets for Right of Way property acquisition projects. Since every municipality or enterprise has their own unique process for tracking and managing land assets, CityVerse's Dynamic Process Creation allows you to structure your projects exactly the way you want them, using as few, or as many processes as you deem necessary.

Here are some samples of common Right of Way processes that can be managed using CityVerse. With our Dynamic Process Management system the possibilities for creative and efficient project management are truly endless.

  • Project Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Estimation
  • Bidding
  • Agreements & Contracts
  • Parcel Management
  • Budgeting
  • Appraisal
  • Negotiation
  • Land Acquisition
  • Title
  • Relocation
  • Permits
  • Environmental
  • Survey
  • Engineering
  • Lease
  • Asset Management
  • Easements
  • Maintenance
  • Outdoor Sign Advertising
  • Claims
  • Condemnation
  • Disposition

We proudly offer Live Demos and Free 60-Day Trials. During Live Demos you are able to see the application in action and have any questions you may have answered directly from an experienced developer. You can also try CityVerse using your own data with our Free 60-Day Trial!

If you would like to schedule a Live Demo or begin a Free 60-Day Trial, click here!

Yes!

Even though CityVerse is optimized to run as a web based software solution, we understand that certain operations aren't designed or allowed to access project information from the internet. That's why we also offer CityVerse as an Intra-net application that can easily be installed to run on your own private local computer network.

We provide a variety of plans to fit the diverse needs of our customers. Simply refer to our Pricing Guide to find the plan that suits your requirements best.

We proudly offer Transparent Up-Front Pricing. There are no hidden prices so you will never need to haggle with a salesperson to get their best "deal". No bait and switch pricing, ever. Once your free trial has ended, simply choose the plan that works best and pay the price you see. It's that easy!"

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From one parcel to over a million, CityVerse is flexible enough to truly handle any size Land Management Project. Being built on Microsoft's ASP.NET framework allows you to take full advantage of the power of Cloud computing. Currently running at Microsoft Azure, CityVerse is able to scale up to hundreds or even thousands of users at the same time without losing performance.
Custom process creation is the core of CityVerse's project management solution. Set up an unlimited number of tasks within a process to keep up with the ever-changing nature of successful project management. Assign percentage weights to individual tasks and processes to help monitor a project's status more efficiently.
Track employee time, vendor & employee expenses or any other internal/external costs associated with your project. CityVerse provides easy-to-follow graphs, charts and tables to help organize and manage all of your project expenses. Choose between per-project or per-parcel budget types. Use real-time cost analysis to quickly identify and respond to expense related issues before they have a chance to negatively effect your budget.
Design unlimited custom reports based on your exact needs. A built in report designer allows easy custom report creation on the fly. Use default report templates to create complex reports with conditional coloring that can calculate data horizontally and/or vertically. Any process that you create can be integrated into a custom report on demand.
CityVerse features integrated mapping with Google, Google Earth and Bing. Parcel Plotting is used to provide the user with a detailed representation of any parcel in question. View parcel on map or view all parcels on the project, displayed with different status icons.
Plot multiple parcels within a project and obtain an aerial view using CityVerse's mapping functionality. Upload KML files to show overlays, draw basic shapes, add boundary coordinates and save to map. Connect ARC GIS to read from a database and the possibilities are endless.
Design unlimited custom forms that can be mail merged with literally thousands of contacts, saving untold man hours preparing repetitive documents. Need to reuse the same contract multiple times? Create the form once in CityVerse then recall it whenever you need it. Custom forms can be exported to over 20 different formats including PDF.
CityVerse utilizes the open-ended nature of process and task creation to accomplish a truly customizable status report. Placing the power of reporting in the hands of the user is an ideal that is often overlooked by other software solutions. CityVerse addresses this by allowing the user to select which tasks are included in a specific status report.
Applying the appropriate resources to meet important project deadlines is crucial. Organize time intensive projects utilizing Share Work environments with co-workers, other departments or even other entities. Easily create reminders that update you right when you login and gauge your progress using the calendar feature. CityVerse keeps your project on track all the way to completion.
Documents can be spread across multiple file cabinets, hard drives and computers off site. CityVerse brings them all into one view, allowing you to scan and/or import any type of document or file and associate it to a parcel or project. Export reports or other important project data using Excel, Word, PDF, TIFF or CSV.
Add unlimited contacts to projects & parcels. Relate contacts to each other such as relatives or tenants to land owners, etc. Create different contact types and detail sets for each type of contact. Enter a contact once and then relate it to as many parcels as necessary. There's no need to ever type your contact details twice.
One of the many advantages to our dynamic processes design is the ability to organize your data input fields in the exact work-flow order of your project. Properly organizing your project, process and task work-flows can greatly improve your project efficiency by streamlining your operations and truly expediting your project to completion.
A variety of features are available to assist with the timely handling of a project's financial obligations. For example, you can assign project status markers to trigger payment authorizations once any pre-qualifications are met, or stay current by scheduling helpful payment reminders.
Easily monitor employees' time worked and the progress made on their assigned tasks. Also track items such as personal time off, vacations and holidays. Detailed timesheets help you organize this information, providing a means to manage and process payments to employees for hours worked or billed.
Relate vendors & customers to parcels or projects. Easily manage detailed records throughout the project life-cycle, whether it's tracking costs, contacts or other vital project details.
Even though several features are highly customizable, such as Processes, Forms & Reports, CityVerse still maintains a familiar program structure that provides a consistent look and feel across all of your projects.
From your office, home or out in the field. CityVerse allows you to enjoy all the benefits that web-based technology has to offer. Access project data remotely via the internet and instantly update project details to provide your team with the most current, real-time project status information available.
CityVerse is a Microsoft ASP.NET web-based application designed to take full advantage of today's modern Cloud technology. Able to scale up to thousands of users simultaneously without losing performance, CityVerse is currently running at Microsoft Azure at their A1 Level with no delays. CityVerse aims for 99.999% uptime, or down for less than 15 minutes a year.
To keep up with the growing demand for data access from remote locations, CityVerse is utilizing the most recent web-based technologies available. Connect to project data through the internet using any number of different mobile devices. Designed with responsive screen technology to display the best possible view across multiple devices.
One of the greatest benefits of web based technology is the ability to connect multiple users to a project as if they were all working together in the same room. Authorized users are able to access project details and collaborate with their team in real-time by connecting to the internet from their desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone.
Even though CityVerse is optimized to run as a web based software solution, we understand that certain operations aren't designed or allowed to access project information from the internet. That's why we also offer CityVerse as an Intra-net application that can be installed and ran on your own private local network.
Utilize the Project History feature to leave detailed project notes and create a chronological communications log that can be referred to throughout the duration of the project. Quickly update team members with project history information that may well have been forgotten or lost in the shuffle otherwise. This feature is especially helpful for tracking communications on long projects with multiple participants.
CityVerse provides users with a means to communicate important project information to other team members using a combination of reminders and alerts. Reminders can be pre-scheduled using the calendar feature for timely and orderly project management. Assign alerts to a process or task to pass along vital details or instructions to the other members of your project.
Create custom user levels that allow your administrators to control which program functions and menu items are made available for each role, department or user type. You can customize screens for each user group or even allow clients read-only access. Users will only be able to access information on the parcels and projects they are assigned to.
Customizable interfaces and dashboards allow you to personalize your viewing experience. CityVerse utilizes Telerik's User Interface Component technology, one of the web's most powerful UI customization tools.
Use the CityVerse API to create new custom modules or access from 3rd party Software. Develop new functionality in C# or other .NET languages and make available to users with zero application downtime.
All license purchases and subscriptions come with the added benefit of FREE software updates. Every time CityVerse is improved, you are provided with the most recent version of the software at no additional cost, automatically! Administrators receive update bulletins in advance containing a full list of the new features that will become available.
CityVerse users are provided with a variety of tools to help guide them through the process of installing, setting up and running the software, either as a web-based or local intra-net application. Utilize online support tools such as New Customer Set-Up, How-To-Guides, Technical Blogs, Video Tutorials, FAQs or contact support directly by phone or via email 24/7.
CityVerse is a Microsoft ASP.NET Web based application, written in C# (C sharp). ASP.NET is an open source web framework for building modern web applications and services with .NET. ASP.NET applications utilize HTML, CSS and JavaScript which are simple, fast and can scale to millions of users. CityVerse is tested and runs on all major browsers for desktops, laptops, tablets and phones.
Database: CityVerse utilizes the most recent version Microsoft SQL
This enables you to connect directly to your data with Microsoft Enterprise Manager or a number of other 3rd party tools. You can also modify data directly without the CityVerse application if needed. For example, a separate GIS system could connect independently to the database. In-house or at an ISP you still have 100% control of your database and data, 100% of the time with no limitations.
Application: CityVerse runs on the most recent version of Windows Server
CityVerse runs in Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services). IIS is running a large portion of the internet’s websites and is included in all Microsoft Servers.
Recommended Minimum Hardware:
2 x 1.6 GHz CPU
3.5 GB RAM

This configuration currently runs over 200 users with no issues at a fast speed.
CityVerse currently runs at Microsoft Azure at their A1 Level with no delays. We aim for 99.999% uptime or down for less than 15 minutes a year.
Security Features:
  • SSL
  • Unrecoverable passwords must be reset
  • Captcha on login fail
  • 5 failed logins will lockout
  • Encrypted Data Fields
  • Application Firewall
  • Country IP Access
  • Strong password creator tool for users
  • Error monitoring. CityVerse developers or your IT can receive an email the second an operation has failed. This is useful for hack attempt analysis and general troubleshooting. Also allows us to see problems before they are even reported.
  • Custom user levels for all functions and menu items available. You can customize the screens for each user group and even allow client read only access.
Get data for your third-party applications or build new applications from scratch and pull data from a data service. Utilize C# and/or JavaScript to access data services.
Partnering with Progress Telerik, CityVerse has the top player in the UI industry at our fingertips.
See Telerik.com for more info.

Telerik customers
CityVerse Technology stays Up-to-Date
CityVerse is utilizing the latest available web technology, bringing access to almost every Browser and Mobile device. Partnering with Microsoft and Progress-Telerik Web Components, CityVerse is backed by two of the largest players on the web. CityVerse is constantly keeping up with the best methods available in today’s rapidly changing environments of new Operating Systems, Touch Pads and Smart Phones.
Use the API to create new custom modules or access from 3rd party software. Develop new functionality in C# or other .NET languages and make available to users with no application downtime.
CityVerse allows you to create multi-level data hierarchies on demand. This enables you to create the exact data structure you need as well as make changes or additions at any time. Each data field is strongly typed which means that if it is a date field only a valid date value will work. After custom data hierarchies or “Processes” are created they are then related to a project which intern is inherited by the parcels or contacts. Each project can have unlimited Parcels, Contacts, Processes, Reports, Forms and Uploaded Documents. Since you can create your own data processes on demand you’ll never be left with an outdated system and always be able to integrate CityVerse for use in other departments.
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CityVerse is the flagship product of Canyon Digital Solutions, who have been developing quality software solutions in Phoenix, Arizona since 1999, specializing in Internet Business Applications.

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