Thomas Bros. map codes will no longer be required in Paragon beginning January 2, 2015 but the fields will still be available for input.
We have received feedback that many agents no longer use Thomas Bros. maps. Sandicor’s Technical User Group recommended to remove the requirement to provide the maps coordinates, which was approved by Sandicor’s Board of Directors. Please note that the Thomas Bros. map coordinate fields will still remain in the listing record. The “required” designation will be removed from the following fields:
Map Code Page
Map Code Column
Map Code Row
With most devices and computers being “GEO” location aware there is less and less need for the Thomas Brothers Map Code fields. As of 1/2/2015 the Map Code Fields will no longer be a required field in most property types with the exception of Lot/Land and Land/Ranch/Grove. If you currently have saved searches based on those fields, you will want to convert them to a Map Shape Saved Search so that you aren’t missing matching properties due to the discontinuing of data being required in those fields.
If you need help with converting your search to a map shape based search, please review the following quick tip: