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Computer Hosted Registry Indexing System (CHRIS)
|The Computer Hosted Registry Indexing System (CHRIS) is a web-based application that automates the land registry system.||
Enhanced Imaging Capability
As of April 2003, all registered documents are now electronically scanned into the system; and, as of August 2004, these documents can be viewed by selecting the respective icon.
CHRIS has administrative modules for the efficient maintenance of registering, indexing, viewing, interpreting and accounting of registry information. In order to guard the data against unauthorized users, access to these modules is provided to designated registry staff through username and password protection.
Backup Systems to Protect Critical Data
The document registration system has a level of redundancy built in to ensure critical data is maintained and is accessible to users within the registry. Registry data is mirrored on two hard drives simultaneously; so when the registry staff enters data into the system, the information is written to one disk and then is immediately written to another disk. If one disk drive fails, the second disk drive will kick in. The system ensures there is always one disk that contains a copy of the mirrored image of the system.
Easy-to-Use Searching Techniques
CHRIS utilizes various searching methods to locate document references including:
Once you have found the reference to your document, you can locate it in the registry books and/or view it in the CHRIS system (if it was electronically scanned from April 2003 on).
Looking to the Future
CHRIS is only available on computer systems at the provincial registry offices in Charlottetown and Summerside. However, future plans include offering the service online.
In collaboration with the private sector, we expect to deliver a land information application on the Internet at a reasonable cost. With a click of the mouse, you will be able to use your PC to query several land databases at once, making it convenient to access documents and maps that users can analyze and review.
Our online land information application will integrate several government databases including: civic addressing, assessment, registry and property mapping.
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