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Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to announce the 2019 GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, February 25-28, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. For more than twenty years, the organizations have hosted a conference that assists assessment and appraisal professionals in visualizing how they can work more effectively through the use of technology. This conference explores the important role that the integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) systems plays in providing access to data and analysis of information for better decision making within a jurisdiction. GIS/CAMA 2018 will feature an exhibition, pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers and a substantial educational program which is developed through a review of proposals received. 

The Conference Committee is inviting both workshop and presentation proposals.

Call for Workshop Proposals:

The 2019 Conference Planning Committee is soliciting educational content and instructors for full-day and half-day conference workshops. Conference workshops are scheduled on Monday, February 25 and attendance at one workshop is included with full conference registration. Suggested topics are provided for general reference only.  We welcome workshop topics of interest at all levels of expertise.  Learning objectives and takeaways are important components of your proposal, along with a full course outline, any pre-requisites or knowledge required, classroom setup needs, and instructors' biographies. If selected, instructors for each workshop may elect to receive an honorarium or free registration to the conference. 

Suggested Workshop Topics:

  • Using Assessor’s Data for Emergency Management and Response
  • Application Scripting and Development
  • IAAO One-Day Forums
  • Parcel/Cadastral Mapping
  • Introduction to Modeling
  • Introduction to GIS
  • URISA Certified Workshops
  • Data Quality Management/Metadata
  • Model Development and Refinement
  • USPAP 7-Hour Update
  • Using Statistical Software with GIS Data
  • GIS/CAMA Integration
  • CAMA Data Mining—Real Life Examples—Tips & Tricks
  • Geostatistical Analysis
  • What Every Assessor Needs to Know About GIS
  • What Every GIS Professional Needs to Know About Assessment
  • Social Media for Assessor’s Offices
  • Management Topics for Elected Officials
  • Professional Development & Certification
  • ArcGIS Applications & Topics
  • Parcel Fabric Tips & Tricks
  • Other topics of interest to the community

Workshop proposals are due on or before August 1, 2018. 

Additional information and proposal submission forms are available online.


Call for Presentation Proposals:

The education program is developed by reviewing submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The 2019 Conference Planning Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, panels, and lightning talks. All abstracts will be reviewed and considered for the educational program. Suggested topics are provided for general reference only. 

Suggested Presentation Topics:

  • GIS Technologies
  • Management and Leadership
  • Open Records Issues
  • Parcel/Cadastral Mapping
  • Data Aggregation and Sharing
  • Solutions for Small Jurisdictions
  • Safety in the Field
  • Integrating GIS and CAMA Data
  • Automated Valuation Models
  • Next Generation 911
  • Using Assessor’s CAMA Data & GIS for Emergency Planning and Response
  • Mobile & Cloud Solutions
  • Property Valuation
  • Data Collection
  • Special Property Types
  • Innovations/Outside the Box Applications
  • Future-Looking Topics/Trends to Watch
  • International Topics
  • Case Studies of Assessment and Parcel Workflows
  • State-Assessed Value Allocation
  • Parcel Fabric
  • Tools for Appeals
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Imagery: Use of UAVs/Drones
  • Mentoring the Next Generation
  • GISP Certification
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Policy Issues
  • Other topics of interest to the community   

Presentation proposals are due on or before October 15, 2018

Additional information and proposal submission forms are available online.


About IAAO - The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a non-profit research and educational association.  Established in 1934, IAAO's mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal as well as property tax policy and administration through professional development, education, research and technical assistance.  For more information, visit www.iaao.org

About  URISA The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association is a multi-disciplinary geospatial organization that provides professional education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources. URISA fosters excellence in GIS and engages geospatial professionals throughout their careers. For more information, visit www.urisa.org 

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