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Welcome to the 20th Anniversary GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference presented by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development.
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Tuesday, February 23 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Welcome and Opening Keynote Addresses

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Location: Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference in Savannah!
Hear from leaders of IAAO and URISA, and from the Conference Chairs as we begin the milestone conference, in the birthplace of the event.

We'll then hear from Mike Vaquer who will give us a Savannah History Lesson that starts in 1730 and brings us up to today, dispelling some myths, and providing some interesting tidbits along the way.

Keith Cunningham will then discuss the use of drones for 3D property imaging, and how that factors into the IAAO desktop review process:
Property Imaging Technology: 150 Years of History
Since the first cameras, imaging technology and their platforms have co-evolved.  The first air photos were of Paris in the 1850s.  As cameras improved, platforms grew from balloons to airplanes.  The first use of aerial photography for tax assessments was in the 1920’s.  Today’s imaging sensors now include digital cameras, lasers, and radar.  The platforms and their perspective have also changed, including satellites in space.  The next step in this evolution will include drones capable of hovering at close range creating three-dimensional photomodels for GIS and CAMA technologies.

What a powerhouse way to start the conference!


Carol Neihardt

Project Manager, Vision Government Solutions Inc.

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Keith Cunningham

Research Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Keith Cunningham is a research professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he specializes in remote sensing with drones.  His largest drone research projects are with the US Air Force Research Laboratory and with the US Department of Transportation. Over the past... Read More →
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Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

GIS Implementation Manager, Davey Resource Group, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the GIS Implementation Manager and Lead Instructor for the Davey Resource Group. He is an award-winning Certified Trainer with over twenty-five years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety... Read More →
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William (Pete) Rodda, CAE, RES

President, International Association of Assessing Officers
Pete entered the assessment profession with Northampton County, NC in 1981. After serving from 1985 to 1989 as County Assessor in Cumberland County, he joined the Forsyth County Tax Department in 1989 as the Assistant Tax Assessor and served as the Tax Assessor/Collector from 1994... Read More →

Mike Vaquer

Government Affairs and Communications professional with over 30 years of experience representing corporate and public clients before all levels of government.

Tuesday February 23, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor