Abstract Submissions Invited for 20th GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015 2:00 pm

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to announce the milestone 20th anniversary GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, February 22-25, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. The long-running conference attracts professionals in property assessment, tax administration, mapping and information technology and focuses on the integration of GIS and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) technologies. Interestingly, the very first conference was held in Savannah and the city has been a preferred venue for a number of years.  

The conference features an exhibition, pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers and a substantial educational program which is developed through a review of abstract submissions received. The 2016 Conference Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, panels and lightning talks and has proposed a list of suggested program tracks and topics for consideration (note that all abstracts received will be reviewed and considered for the conference program regardless of the list below). Topics of interest for all levels of expertise, from beginner to expert are welcomed. As always, International topics are encouraged. To celebrate the anniversary of the conference, we'd also like to include a few presentations that explore how a specific technology or topic has developed over the twenty years that this conference has been in existence, while also incorporating a look to the future.

GIS Technologies

  • CAMA GIS 101
  • Web services
  • Showcase your mapping system
  • Aerial imagery and remote data collection used for assessment
  • Mobile technologies
  • GIS-centric database uses in mass appraisal
  • GIS and CAMA sketch data
  • Past, present and future

Using Assessor’s CAMA Data and GIS for Emergency Planning

  • Damage assessment
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Generation of accurate building layers for 911 / Emergency Services
  • Data sharing (before and after an emergency)
  • Cost sharing initiatives for expensive, big data, such as imagery
  • Workflow support
  • Valuation support
  • Emergency support
  • Past, present and future

Parcel / Cadastral Mapping:

  • Parcel editing systems
  • Topology and related parcel errors
  • Legal descriptions
  • Cadastral data limitations/disclaimers (legal issues)
  • Conversion case studies
  • Requirements for moving into the parcel fabric (successes, lessons learned, alternatives to…)
  • Real-world applications of standards (Cadastral, GIS etc…)
  • Metadata
  • Authoritative land/property records data
  • Past, present and future

Valuation

  • Residential, Agricultural, Commercial valuation models
  • Modeling to identify over/under valued properties valued by appraisers
  • Spatial multiple regression
  • Valuation appeal hearings, how to build a better case
  • Desktop review using results of remote sensing / batch analysis processes
  • Physical inspection vs. desktop evaluation
  • Past, present and future

Integrating GIS & CAMA Data (object-level /sub-parcel data possibilities):

  • Manufactured housing
  • Agricultural soil subtypes
  • Mixed use properties
  • Special Districts
  • Condominiums
  • Building footprints
  • Severed mineral rights
  • Addressing
  • Commercial& Residential (multi-tenant properties)
  • Business personal property
  • Natural gas—storage and transmission
  • Oil and gas valuation
  • Zoning considerations
  • Water rights
  • Past, present and future

Data Sharing & Tax Policy Issues

  • Licensing agreements
  • How technology can help you share, protect and use your data
  • Cross-organization technology and data cooperation – MOUs
  • Case studies and success stories
  • Water rights
  • Legislative barriers/solutions
  • Public private partnerships
  • Centralized or decentralized GIS?
  • Who is using your data and for what?
  • Investment properties
  • Vacation rentals
  • Past, present and future

Professional Development

  • Management challenges
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Public relations
  • Office administration
  • Career paths
  • Past, present and future

Again, this list is not comprehensive. All abstracts will be reviewed and considered regardless of the suggested topics list. Share your research, projects and ideas with this informed audience. Abstract submissions are invited until September 21. For an online form and additional information, click here.

Applied Ecology
Bad Elf
Cityworks
Cyclomedia
DTSGIS
Eagleview
ESRI
Fox Temple
Geocove
GeoDecisions
GeoTech Vision
Hexagon Geospatial
IMA
K2
MGP
Michael Baker
Planning Communities
Podio
Spatial Relationships
Synergy
TGA inc.
URISA Logo Store
URISA Partners
USC
Valtus Imagery
Vestra
Wellar