Loading…
GISCAMA2016 has ended
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.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Monday, February 22
 

8:30am

Deploying Mobile GIS

Instructor: Tripp Corbin, GISP
Room: Scarbrough 4, Lobby Level

One way to meet demands for providing superior service levels and operational efficiencies under tightening budget constraints is to leverage new technology that places GIS data in the hands of field crews. This allows for improved management and better maintenance of work processes to properly appraise infrastructure assets and to meet service request response times. This workshop is designed to provide local government managers with practical guidelines for building an effective mobile GIS program across multiple departments.

Specific topics include:

  • Practical guidelines for building a mobile GIS
  • Business drivers for moving GIS technology and data into the field
  • Alternative strategies for implementing GIS-based field solutions
  • Overcoming obstacles to automating field processes
  • Steps in the mobility implementation process

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will come away from this workshop with a working knowledge of the benefits and resources needed to deploy different mobile solutions within their organization
  • Gain better understanding of supporting technologies including mobile platforms, communications and GPS
  • Be introduced to different methods for deploying mobile solutions
  • Be introduced to different supporting architectures for supporting mobile deployments 
  • Understand the guidelines needed to build a mobile GIS
  • Understand the obstacles of implementing a mobile solution and practical ways to overcome these.

Speakers
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →


Monday February 22, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Scarbrough 4, Lobby Level

8:30am

Introduction to Valuation and Spatial Analysis

Instructors: Pat O’Connor and Mike Ireland
Room: Scarbrough 2, Lobby Level

This workshop introduces concepts in data analysis, residential valuation models, and location analysis using generic statistical software and geographic information systems software for location analysis.

This workshop is for anyone, who has limited experience with GIS or CAMA/AVM systems and wants to review basic concepts.

Learn how CAMA data is used to create GIS maps.


Speakers
MI

Mike Ireland

Valuation Analyst and Developer, Sideline CAMA Consulting
Mike retired from the City of Bloomington Assessor’s Office, Bloomington Illinois after forty-five years. He served as the elected official from 1980-2013. As assessor he designed and implemented an in-house CAMA system using a variety “off the shelf”, or OTS software. Later... Read More →
avatar for Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor

President, O'Connor Consulting Inc.
Patrick O'Connor, ASA is an international leader in the field of Computer-Assisted Appraisal.  Mr. O’Connor is President of O’Connor Consulting Incorporated, which provides consultant services in ratio studies, market analysis and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) valuations... Read More →


Monday February 22, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Scarbrough 2, Lobby Level

1:00pm

Basics of the R Statistical Software
Afternoon Workshop (1:00-5:00 PM)
Instructor: Josh Myers
Room: Scarbrough 3, Lobby Level

Each registered attendee should bring a laptop to connect to wireless Internet
Student Experience Level with R: None Assumed

Course Goal: An Introduction to Using R in the Mass Appraisal Field

  • Setting-Up R 
  • Starting R; Working Directories; Workspaces
  • The Basics of R: Operators; Functions; Data Frames; Data I/O; Plots
  • Ratio Studies in R: Important Functions and Methods
  • Modeling in R: Model-Building; Model Output; Model Application

Each section will begin with a powerpoint presentation on R material followed by a time of hands-on learning. The hands-on portion of the workshop willrevolve around analyzing a sample data file. Students will be given example R scripts to run with the sample data file. Students will also be given exercises to do at the end of each section. 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Myers

Josh Myers

Statistical Consultant, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions
I am a Statistician and Consultant with my company, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions. I do regression modeling, independent ratio studies and performance audits, and other forms of advanced statistical analysis that solve real-world mass appraisal problems. Talk to me about Josh Myers... Read More →


Monday February 22, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Scarbrough 3, Lobby Level

5:00pm

Attendee Welcome Meeting
Whether you are a veteran attendee or it this is your first time, attend this informational meeting to pick up some helpful hints on navigating the program, connect with fellow attendees and learn how to make the most of the conference.

Monday February 22, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Scarbrough 1, Lobby Level

5:00pm

Opening Networking Reception
Connect with our great exhibitors and sponsors and your fellow attendees during the Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall!

Location: Harborside, River Level 

Monday February 22, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Harborside, River Level
 
Tuesday, February 23
 

8:30am

Welcome and Opening Keynote Addresses

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!


Moderators
CN

Carol Neihardt

Project Manager, Vision Government Solutions Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Cunningham

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 →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →
avatar for William (Pete) Rodda, CAE, RES

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 →
MV

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
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Tuesday February 23, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Harborside, River Level

10:30am

Future of Valuation

Room: Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level
Level: Beginner


Discover the unique challenges and opportunities in the future of valuation, new statistical techniques, and technology. The results of the Residential Modeling Contest will also be revealed in this session.

Keywords: Tribal lands, statistics, modeling contest

Moderator: Linda Cwiek

  • Vision for Valuation
    M. Lance Coyle, Appraisal Institute, Chicago, IL
  • GIS for Mass Appraisal in Indian Country
    Tom Young, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Rapid City, SD
  • Residential Modeling Contest: Testing of Current Technology
    Patrick O'Connor, O'Connor Consulting Inc., Plano, TX

 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor

President, O'Connor Consulting Inc.
Patrick O'Connor, ASA is an international leader in the field of Computer-Assisted Appraisal.  Mr. O’Connor is President of O’Connor Consulting Incorporated, which provides consultant services in ratio studies, market analysis and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) valuations... Read More →
avatar for James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA

James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA

2018 President, Appraisal Institute
James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, of Hamburg, New York, is the 2018 president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as immediate past president in 2019. He also chairs the organization’s Executive Committee and its policy-setting Board of Directors.  Since 2009, Murrett has been... Read More →
avatar for Tom Young

Tom Young

Project Manager, US Department of the Interior
Tom Young is a project manager with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians. Mr. Young is a certified general appraiser working primarily with agricultural, commercial and partial interest assignments. He has worked with Indian Affairs... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

10:30am

Improving our Practices: Better Ways to Understand Each Other and Explain Our Work

Level: Intermediate
Room: Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

Three experienced assessment professionals share some things to consider to be sure you are communicating clearly and authentically.  Both talks are intended to be interactive, with audience participation and discussion giving participants new ways to look at existing patterns and communication in our own workplaces.  

Presentation topics covered in this section will include 1) A real-life return on investment (ROI) methodology from Africa, measuring the benefits to society and local government when a modernized assessment system is enacted; and 2) In today’s workplace we all need to communicate better, faster, and clearer than ever before. 

The second presentation will provide direction to help clear common workplace communication hurdles. Learn ways to improve e-mail etiquette, achieve conference call consistency, move from meeting mayhem to meeting order, and successfully navigate day-to-day communication opportunities. Learn valuable communication skills that will increase your effectiveness in the workplace.

Systems, Professional Development, Communication Skills

Moderator: Danielle Simpson, Boulder County, Boulder , CO
  • A Return on Investment (ROI) Methodology: An Example from Cape Town Valuation Office 
    Doug Bennett, Thomson Reuters, Winter Park, FL
  • Becoming a Communication Champion
    Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, SAMA, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
    Tiffany Opheikens, RES, Weber County, Ogden, UT


Moderators
avatar for Danielle Simpson

Danielle Simpson

Senior Modeling Appraiser, Boulder County Assessor
I am the Senior Modeling Appraiser with the Boulder County Assessor’s Office in Boulder, Colorado. I have been a real estate appraiser since 2001 and joined the Boulder County team in 2004. I enjoy exploring real estate and modeling. Sharing real estate and mass appraisal information... Read More →

Speakers
DB

Doug Bennett

Director, Product Strategy & Architecture, Thomson Reuters
Doug has been providing software and services to local government tax offices throughout North America, the Caribbean and Africa for 18 years. Doug is responsible for the Thomson Reuters - Tax & Accounting, Government Business Units' product strategy and product architecture. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Opheikens, RES

Tiffany Opheikens, RES

Appraiser II, Weber County Assessor's Office
I have been with the Weber County Assessor's Office since 1992. In that time I have worked in the Motor Vehicle, Personal Property, Real Estate and Reappraisal Divisions. I have a Certified Residential Appraisal License from the Utah Division of Real Estate, a Utah State Tax Commission... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, SAMA

Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, SAMA

Director of Assessments, City of Minneapolis
Lip gloss addict. Problem solver. Hipster wannabe. Communicator. Cabernet consumer. Anxiety Issues. Workout lover. Positivity engager. Patience is a virtue, but not one of mine. Overpacker. Mommy to 1.



Tuesday February 23, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

10:30am

Modern Parcel Maintenance

Level: Beginner
Room: Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

This session discusses the advantages and challenges of migrating and maintaining a parcel dataset within Esri's Parcel Fabric. Maintaining your data in the Parcel Fabric buildins a solid foundation that can be leveraged to offer several advantages throughout your office and beyond by implementing the Local Government Information Model ArcGIS Online.

Keywords: Parcel Fabric, ArcGIS Online, local government

Moderator: Mazher Ahmed, CIAO, GISP, Kane County

  • Parcel Fabric - Lessons Learned
    Van O'Brien and Bill Wetzel, The Sidwell Company, St. Charles, IL
  • Best Practices in Tax Parcel Mapping
    Frank Conkling, PSM, GISP, Panda Consulting, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Organizational Platform Implementation
    Katrina Scarborough,CFA, CCF, MCF, Property Appraiser, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL
    Brandon Harris, CCM, Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc., Batavia, IL

 


Moderators
avatar for Mazher Ahmed, CIAO, GISP

Mazher Ahmed, CIAO, GISP

CAD Coordinator, Kane County
As an architect I learned” Form follows function” as a cartographer “A line has direction”. From college to work place the lines have “defined” me. Lines are the integral part of both professions. In 1987 when I joined the Kane County mapping department it all started... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harris, CCM

Brandon Harris, CCM

Director of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Harris & Associates
avatar for Frank Conkling

Frank Conkling

Owner, Panda Consulting
Frank J. Conkling is the Owner of Panda Consulting, a GIS Professional Services company that has been in existence since 1998. Frank is a recognized authority on GIS and Surveying and Mapping technology, including mapping various types of ownership interest in land. Frank is a licensed... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Scarborough, CFA, CCF, MCF

Katrina Scarborough, CFA, CCF, MCF

Property Appraiser, Osceola County Property Appraiser's Office
Katrina Scarborough was elected Property Appraiser in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. A 25 + year veteran in the property appraiser field, Katrina has worked in almost every area of the Osceola County Property Appraiser's Office. She briefly left the Property Appraiser's Office to... Read More →
avatar for Van O'Brien

Van O'Brien

Director of Research and Devlopment, Sidwell
Van O’Brien has been with Sidwell since 2000, serving as a Project Manager, Technical Marketing Manager, and Manager of GIS Implementations before his current role as Director of Services and Solutions.  In this role, he directs all phases of Sidwell’s GIS implementation projects... Read More →
avatar for Bill Wetzel

Bill Wetzel

Senior Account Manager, Sidwell



Tuesday February 23, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

10:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance. 

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox. 

Tuesday February 23, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Hosted Networking Lunch Buffet, Vendor Spark
Enjoy a lunch buffet and hear from each of our exhibitors and sponsors in these quick-hit Spark presentations. What sets one company apart from another? How can their products and services make your work better, more efficient and solution-focused? What great giveaways are they raffling off in their booth? 
Sponsored by Tyler Technologies 


Tuesday February 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Commercial Valuations
Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level 

Come learn the latest methodologies for valuing and defending commercial properties and explore the affect of location on a property’s value.

Keywords: Commercial valuation, appeals, Big Box, location

Moderator: Patrick O’Connor, O’Connor Consulting Inc., Plano, TX

  • Defending Commercial Appraisals with Location Analytics, Next Steps
    Paul Welcome, Johnson County, Kansas, Olathe, KS
    Jennifer Kuntz, GISP, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., Saint Louis, MO
  • Statistical Mass Appraisal Model for Large Commercial Building in Florida
    Patrick O’Connor, O’Connor Consulting Inc., Plano, TX
  • 3D Visualization for High Rise Property Valuation
    Patrick Berner, Hexagon Geospatial, Fort Collins, CO

Moderators
avatar for Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor

President, O'Connor Consulting Inc.
Patrick O'Connor, ASA is an international leader in the field of Computer-Assisted Appraisal.  Mr. O’Connor is President of O’Connor Consulting Incorporated, which provides consultant services in ratio studies, market analysis and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) valuations... Read More →

Speakers
PB

Patrick Berner

Global Director – M.App Solutions, Hexagon Geospatial
avatar for Jennifer Kuntz

Jennifer Kuntz

Solution Engineer, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.
I joined CycloMedia in December. We specialize in georeferenced street-level imagery, which is exciting to me because the imagery becomes a true GIS data layer rather than being only a visual reference. Our headquarters is in the Netherlands where our technology is very popular. Here... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

1:30pm

Integration of GIS and CAMA: Sharing Ideas and Then Telling Your Story

Level: Beginner
Room: Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

Integration of GIS and CAMA is at the heart of this conference’s message and mission. Learn how to achieve full value from integration of both your GIS and CAMA, and learn what pitfalls to avoid. Then, share your hard work mining your integrated data via public-facing web mapping tools and story maps that make your data easy to understand.

Keywords: GIS, CAMA, integration, web mapping, story maps, web services

Moderator: S. Jay Graber, Apex Software

  • GIS and CAMA Integration 101
    Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Esri, Vienna, VA
  • An Integrated Property Web Map of NYC Single to Three Family Homes for Public Use
    Min Zhu and Michael Cui, New York City Department of Finance, New York, NY
  • Case Study” Telling the Assessor’s Story Using a Story Map
    Rachel Parrinello, GISP, Boulder County Assessor's Office, Boulder, CO

 


Moderators
avatar for Jay Graber

Jay Graber

VP Business Development, Apex Software

Speakers
avatar for Jiuxu Cui

Jiuxu Cui

Research Scientist, Dept. of Finance, NYC
Michael serves as a senior modeler for the Modeling and Research Unit, Property Division, NYC Department of Finance. His interests include GIS applications in regional economics, real property valuation modeling, CAMA and many others.
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County Assessor’s Office
I like making sense of (and mapping) complex assessment/parcel data relationships, mining databases, training and teaching, and hiking. Talk to me about addresses, parcels, assessment data, or anything!
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration. As a recognized innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land administration... Read More →
avatar for Min Zhu

Min Zhu

Property and GIS Modeler, NYC Department of Finance
Min has been performing as property modeler and GIS analyst for New York City Property Valuation for almost five years. She's graduated from University of Pennsylvania with Master in Urban Spatial Analytics. Her interest focus but not limited in modeling and property valuation methodology... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

1:30pm

Technology for Damage Assessment
Level: Intermediate
Room: Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

When disaster strikes, it’s too late to get your technology in place for a quick response. This session will explore new technologies to assist with disaster assessment and valuation changes. You will learn how to collect damage imagery, property conditions, establish event perimeters, and coordinate effective recovery.

Keywords: Damage assessment, emergency management, cloud, crowdsource, mobile, data collection, damage estimate

Moderator: Alex Hepp 
  • Get Off Paper and On an App: Damage Assessment Data Collection
    Michael Prestridge, CCF, CFE, Lake County Property Appraiser's Office, Tavares, FL
    Coleman McCormick, Spatial Networks, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • County Damage Assessment
    Keri Brennan, GISP, The Schneider Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
    John R. Cox, qPublic, DeLand, FL
  • Never Miss an Opportunity to Improve Your Assessment Data
    David Holmes, Hexagon Geospatial, Madison, AL

Moderators
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director - Assessment, Pictometry
Alex has worked for the Pictometry Government Solutions Group for the past nine years.  In his current role as the Director of Assessment his primary responsibilities include handling all products/services that Pictometry offers for Assessor’s, new product development, partner... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Prestridge, CCF, CFE

Michael Prestridge, CCF, CFE

Chief Deputy, Lake County Property Appraiser
26 year veteran in cadastral mapping and assessment administration in the Sunshine State. Very proud of Lake County as the 2015 recipient of the IAAO Public Information Award. I recently completed 4 years with the IAAO Tech Standards committee overseeing the cadastral standards... Read More →
avatar for John Cox

John Cox

Business Development Manager, qPublic
John Cox has been involved with 350+ county tax assessor websites produced and maintained by qPublic. John has been working with web technologies for over 15 years in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, Hawaii, and Florida... Read More →
avatar for Keri Brennan, GISP

Keri Brennan, GISP

Director Of Client Relations, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International
avatar for David Holmes

David Holmes

Business Consultant, Hexagon Geospatial
Would love to discuss geospatial solutions for appraisers including Mobile Property Reporting, Property Change Detection, 3D High Rise Property Valuation, and Geospatial Content Management.
avatar for Coleman McCormick

Coleman McCormick

Executive Vice President, Fulcrum
Coleman is the Executive VP of Fulcrum, a SaaS platform for building software solutions for GIS, field data collection, and mobile operations. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Geography, and has spent 12 years in GIS, mapping, remote sensing, and software... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

1:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Tuesday February 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break
Assessors are challenged with managing large data sets with complex relationships. New tools are available to help assessors with mining intelligence from their data. This session will help assessors efficiently address new challenges delivering capabilities for visualization and data quality.

Tuesday February 23, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Harborside, River Level

3:30pm

Big City Valuations
Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

This session will showcase solutions for big city valuation issues.  Issues to be covered include:  land pricing models, land bank and data transparency.

Keywords: Comparable sales, spatial attributes, land bank, New York, Philadelphia

Moderator: Ron Worth, IAAO

  • A NYC Residential Property CompTool for the Public with ArcGIS Online Services
    Michael Cui and Min Zhu, New York City Department of Finance, New York, NY
  • Integrating Spatial Data into Valuation Models
    Kevin Keene, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Guy Thigpen, Philadelphia Land Bank, Philadelphia, PA


Speakers
avatar for Jiuxu Cui

Jiuxu Cui

Research Scientist, Dept. of Finance, NYC
Michael serves as a senior modeler for the Modeling and Research Unit, Property Division, NYC Department of Finance. His interests include GIS applications in regional economics, real property valuation modeling, CAMA and many others.
avatar for Guy Thigpen, MUSA, GISP

Guy Thigpen, MUSA, GISP

Director of Analytics, Philadelphia Land Bank
I like working with super-models, especially land valuation types.
avatar for Kevin Keene

Kevin Keene

Director of Mass Appraisal and Analysis, Office of Property Assessment - City of Philadelphia
avatar for Min Zhu

Min Zhu

Property and GIS Modeler, NYC Department of Finance
Min has been performing as property modeler and GIS analyst for New York City Property Valuation for almost five years. She's graduated from University of Pennsylvania with Master in Urban Spatial Analytics. Her interest focus but not limited in modeling and property valuation methodology... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

3:30pm

Improving Assessment Records Using Modern Technologies
Level: Beginner
Room: Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

Multiple technologies including imagery, change detection software, CAMA property sketch tools, and GIS are now converging within modern assessment workflows. Three assessor’s offices will share their stories of using these integrated technologies to improve their assessment records.

Keywords:  change detection, property records, sketches, imagery, GIS, automation, integration

Moderator: S. Jay Graber, Apex Software, San Antonio, TX

  • Technologies Evolution in a Rural Western Colorado County
    Brad Hughes, MAI, Montrose County, CO
  • CAMA Cleanup: Using Aerial Photography to Repair the County Record
    Scott Rountree, Augusta-Richmond County, Augusta, GA
  • Cutting-Edge Desktop Appraising Program at Hillsborough County
    Bob Henriquez, Hillsborough County Property Appraiser, Tampa, FL
    Rod Miller, iLOOKABOUT, London, ON Canada

Moderators
avatar for Jay Graber

Jay Graber

VP Business Development, Apex Software

Speakers
avatar for Bob Henriquez, CFA

Bob Henriquez, CFA

Certified Florida Appraiser, Hillsborough County
A fifth-generation resident of Tampa and a graduate of Princeton University, Bob Henriquez has worked in both the public and private sectors. He was a consultant for engineering and planning firms and was a government affairs coordinator for the Tampa Bay Builders Association. On... Read More →
avatar for Brad Hughes, MAI

Brad Hughes, MAI

Assessor, Montrose County Assessor's Office
Biography- Brad Hughes, MAI Brad Hughes is in his third-term as Assessor for Montrose County, Colorado. Previously, he served for 8 years as the Chief Deputy Assessor. Brad has over 24 years experience in 5 different Colorado Assessors’ Offices. He has a B.A. in Economics from... Read More →
avatar for Rod Miller

Rod Miller

Director of Sales, iLOOKABOUT
iLOOKABOUT is a leader in transforming your property tax appraisal workflow to an enhanced Desk Top Review process. Our experience in the collection and delivery of Street Level Imagery and BIG DATA, led us to develop GeoViewPort a Web Based Desk Top Appraisal application that will... Read More →
avatar for Scott Rountree

Scott Rountree

Sr. Property Appraiser I, Augusta Richmond County
Scott Rountree is a Senior Property Appraiser of real property for the Augusta-Richmond County Board of Assessors. His responsibilities include the valuation of land, management of parcel and mapping revisions, and administration of specialized assessments. Additionally, he is involved... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

3:30pm

Using Your GIS Technology for Improving Operations
Level: Intermediate
Room: Trustees Hall, 2nd floor 

New advancements in technology give cost-effective capabilities to assessors.  Most assessors have technology for visualization, routing, and improving operations, they just don’t know it.  This session will teach you how to use Excel to analyze sales ratios, visualize assessment results and detect blunders.  Importantly, you will learn how to effectively route and manage field appraisers with GIS.

Moderator: Leighann Coates
  • How to Use Excel with Maps for Assessors
    Larry Clark, CAE, IAAO, Kansas City, MO
    Jennifer Kuntz, GISP, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., Saint Louis, MO
  • Managing Field Appraisers with GIS
    Kevin Ruggiero, GISP, Esri, Allentown, PA
     

Moderators
avatar for Leighann Chambliss

Leighann Chambliss

Consultant, Thimgan & Associates

Speakers
avatar for Larry Clark

Larry Clark

Director of Professional Development, IAAO
I worked for local government assessment offices for 28 years prior to joining the IAAO in 2008. That has provided a sound background in hands-on mass appraisal work that allows me to relate to our members in a unique way. Most of those years were spent working with various computer... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Ruggiero, GISP

Kevin Ruggiero, GISP

Solution Engineer, Esri
Kevin graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute – Associates Degree in Architecture Design & Specialized Degree in AutoCAD Design   Implemented GIS in the County of Northampton, Easton Pa from 1985 – 1995.  When Kevin started at the county they were doing pen and ink on mylar... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Kuntz

Jennifer Kuntz

Solution Engineer, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.
I joined CycloMedia in December. We specialize in georeferenced street-level imagery, which is exciting to me because the imagery becomes a true GIS data layer rather than being only a visual reference. Our headquarters is in the Netherlands where our technology is very popular. Here... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

3:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Tuesday February 23, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

5:00pm

GIS/CAMA 2016 Parcel Jeopardy

“I’ll take Data Aggregation for $500, Alex.”
A great way to wind down after a full day of sessions. Join us for GIS/CAMA 2016 Parcel Jeopardy! Learn a bit, enjoy some snacks and play along before heading out for a fun evening in Savannah.

  • Patrick Santoso, GISP, Axiomatic LLC, Concord, NH
    David Salzer, GISP, Axiomatic LLC, Portsmouth, NH
    Shane Docherty, Dallas Central Appraisal District, Dallas, TX
    Brent Jones, Esri, Vienna, VA (game show host)

Moderators
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration. As a recognized innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land administration... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shane Docherty

Shane Docherty

Director of Appraisal, Dallas Central Appraisal District
avatar for Patrick Santoso, GISP

Patrick Santoso, GISP

Principal, Axiomatic
Patrick is a founding shareholder at Axiomatic. He enjoys working with all levels of government and industry to solve complex business process challenges through resource optimization, application development, and GIS integration.Patrick is a recognized leader in land records administration... Read More →
avatar for David Salzer, GISP

David Salzer, GISP

Principal, Axiomatic
David Salzer is a Principal at Axiomatic where he focuses on re-engineering the business process to improve his clients workflows and processes.  He has a strong focus in GIS, web application development and lean methods.  David has been actively involved with URISA having given... Read More →



Tuesday February 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

7:00pm

Optional Evening Ghost Tours

Tuesday, February 23 – GHOST SAVANNAH!!

Ghost Walking Tours - $20 (pay in cash directly to tour guide)

(Sign up at Registration no later than 10:00am on Tuesday February 23)

7:00 pm – Ghost & Folklore Tour – meet at Colonial Park Cemetery Entrance – 90 minute walking tour

9:00pm – Haunted Pub Crawl – meet at Molly McPherson’s – 2 hour walking tour

www.ghostsavannah.com

 

Tuesday February 23, 2016 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Offsite
 
Wednesday, February 24
 

8:30am

Exploring the Future of Assessing

Room: Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

This session provides an overview of emerging policy and technological trends that will affect of assessing in the near term and possibly the long term. Topics include state and provincial educational requirements and delivery methods, operational uses of online tools in data collection and verification, the application of IAAO standards to technology, and the use of available online resources in daily operations. Following this overview, the session follows a path that will eventually lead to a national parcel database in the United States. The ongoing trend to aggregate and share data at local, state, and regional levels is rapidly gaining momentum, inevitably resulting in a fully functional national database. Learn the current status of this initiative, the influence other countries have had on the process, and the role of assessors as a vital source of authoritative data.

Moderator: William Stephenson

  • IAAO Emerging Trends Survey and Cook County Perspectives
    Margie Cusack, Research Manager, IAAO, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cadastral Data Sharing and Aggregation:Why Assessors Should Have a Greater Voice in Building the National Parcel Map
    Neal Carpenter, President, CEO,The Sidwell Company, St. Charles, Illinois
    Brent Jones, Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri, Vienna VA


Speakers
avatar for Neal Carpenter

Neal Carpenter

Integration Consultant, The Sidwell Company
Neal manages the Sidwell department directors and leads the company’s strategic planning process. He also serves as the Chairperson of Sidwell’s Board of Directors. Neal possesses the Cadastral Mapping Specialist professional designation from IAAO, and has instructed courses... Read More →
avatar for Margie Cusack

Margie Cusack

Research Manager, IAAO
Margie Cusack is the Research Manager for the IAAO promoting international research and innovation in assessment administration. Margie retired after obtaining 30 years of experience in management, property tax administration, and valuation in Cook County, Illinois. Margie was instrumental... Read More →
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri
Based in Washington D.C., Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration. As a recognized innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land administration... Read More →



Wednesday February 24, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

8:30am

Making Good Choices: Enormous Projects = Enormous Experience

Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

This track incorporates first-hand experience and honest advice from two of the country’s leading assessment offices:  Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Harris County, Texas. Jefferson County staff will discuss what they have learned when choosing supporting applications and services such as imagery, sketches, mobile data, permitting, and GIS/CAMA software.  Harris County, will discuss its parcel data migration to the ESRI parcel fabric model, while highlighting lessons learned and challenges faced.  Attend these sessions to learn from assessment world experts who know the questions to ask when integrating GIS and CAMA tools.

Moderator: Rachel Parrinello, GISP

  • On the Importance of Being Earnest
    Tony Lindauer, CKA, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator, State of Kentucky, Louisville, KY
    Alex Hepp, Pictometry, Rochester, NY
  • Implementing Parcel Fabric in Houston, Texas
    Karen Terry, GISP, GIS Mapping Supervisor, Harris County Appraisal District, Houston, TX
     

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County Assessor’s Office
I like making sense of (and mapping) complex assessment/parcel data relationships, mining databases, training and teaching, and hiking. Talk to me about addresses, parcels, assessment data, or anything!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Terry, GISP

Karen Terry, GISP

GIS Mapping Supervisor, Harris County Appraisal District
Karen Terry, GISP, A+, Network +, has been in and around the world of GIS for 25 years. She was a pioneer in the world of GPS (Global Positioning Systems), having worked for Trimble in the mid 1990s, and then for herself as a private consultant and GIS/GPS Instructor for 12 years... Read More →
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director - Assessment, Pictometry
Alex has worked for the Pictometry Government Solutions Group for the past nine years.  In his current role as the Director of Assessment his primary responsibilities include handling all products/services that Pictometry offers for Assessor’s, new product development, partner... Read More →
avatar for Tony Lindauer

Tony Lindauer

Property Valuation Administrator, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator
I was elected in 2006 and am serving my 3rd term as PVA. I have a BA in English from the University of Louisville and a Teaching Certificate from Spalding University. Before being elected, I was an award-winning general contractor in restoration of historic homes and buildings and... Read More →



Wednesday February 24, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

8:30am

Models, Models, Models!
Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

Come to this session to learn about evaluating outliers in the market and how they affect value.  Sessions will also cover uniqueness in models, techniques for adjustment to improve equity and uniformity

Moderator: Dan Cypert 
  • Exploring Assessment Inequity Using Panel Data and Instrumental Variables
    John Fell, GISP, Dallas Central Appraisal District, Dallas, TX
  • Spatially Accounting for Spillover Effects of Foreclosures within AVMs
    Paul Bidanset, City of Norfolk/Ulster University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Improving Assessment Results with Geospatially Assisted Mass Appraisal (GAMA)
    Michael Lomax, Esri Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
    Damian Lara, Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office, Albuquerque, NM

Moderators
avatar for Dan Cypert

Dan Cypert

Chief Deputy Assessor, Washington County
Chief Deputy Assessor at Washington County, Arkansas. Currently serves on the GIS/ValTech Conference Content committee.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bidanset

Paul Bidanset

Valuation Research Project Manager, IAAO
Paul Bidanset is the Valuation Research Project Manager for IAAO. He currently oversees modeling consulting efforts for assessment jurisdictions. He serves as adjunct professor of economics at Regent University and holds a PhD in real estate valuation from Ulster University.
avatar for John Fell

John Fell

GIS Manager, Dallas Central Appraisal District
I currently manage the GIS department for the Dallas Central Appraisal District . My work endeavors include parcel fabric maintenance and quality control. One of our upcoming projects includes desktop tools that incorporate CAMA/GIS integration for improving the data quality of parcel... Read More →
avatar for Damian Lara

Damian Lara

Deputy Assessor, Bernalillo County Assessor's Office
Damian R. Lara has lived in Bernalillo County for over a decade. He received a B.A. in political science and in philosophy from Brown University in 2001 and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2007. And, he is a New Mexico State Certified Appraiser. He was... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lomax, RI

Michael Lomax, RI

Director, Assessment, Esri Canada
Michael Lomax is the Director of Assessment for Esri Canada and leads a group that develops and implements GIS Centric Assessment & Real Estate software solutions. Michael has over 24 years of experience in the Property Assessment Industry.   He began his career with BC Assessment... Read More →



Wednesday February 24, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

8:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Wednesday February 24, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Sloane, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Wednesday February 24, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Harborside, River Level

10:30am

Panel Discussion: Perspectives and Encouragement on 20 Years from Pioneers, Mavericks & Renegades

Come together with our esteemed panel to celebrate 20 years of GIS/CAMA conference adventures.

This panel comprises industry pioneers who will graciously share their accomplishments, encouragement, and inspiration.

Hear ideas from the folks who started it all…..the grassroots GIS/CAMA conference back in 1997…..and reflect on how the GIS/CAMA conference came to be what it is today.

Audience participation is encouraged.  Ask the panelists your best questions, give your opinions, and get ready to rock the boat!

Don’t miss this one….


Moderator: Bob Bates, Alachua County (FL) Property Appraiser's Office

Interviewer/Facilitator: Ed Crane, Esri

Panelists:
Cindy Domenico, Boulder County (CO) Commissioner
Susan Marlow, MAPPS President, Stantec
Pete Rodda, IAAO President, Chowan County (NC)
Ruel Williamson, International Property Tax Institute


Moderators
avatar for Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF

Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF

Assissant Property Appraiser, Alachua County Property Appraiser
Bob Bates has over 44 years of experience in the field of cadastral mapping, land records management, geographic information system implementations, CAMA and GIS integration, computer network design and operations. He is also nationally recognized in the field of CLOUD technology... Read More →
avatar for Ed Crane

Ed Crane

Local and State Government Enterprise GIS, Esri
Bringing authoritative, reliable, repeatble GIS data and analysis to everyday government operations to improve both internal operations and provide citizen and business better access to community information they need. Special interest in administrative boundary databases, certification... Read More →

Speakers
CD

Cindy Domenico

Boulder County
avatar for Ruel Williamson, FRICS

Ruel Williamson, FRICS

Chief Operating Officer, International Property Tax Institute
Ruel is a senior executive in the integrated land records environment with a specialty in property taxation.  He has over twenty-five years of experience working with local, state and national governments on a full range systems and solutions for clients.  As the Chief Operating... Read More →
avatar for William (Pete) Rodda, CAE, RES

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 →


Wednesday February 24, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

11:00am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Wednesday February 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Wednesday February 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch on your own or optional vendor lunch sessions
Step out and enjoy any of the numerous available lunch options in Savannah or take the opportunity to learn more about technology solutions being offered by participating exhibitors at the conference over lunch.

Wednesday February 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Offsite

12:00pm

DEVNET Vendor Lunch Session - Eliminating the Boundaries between GIS & CAMA
Eliminating the Boundaries between GIS & CAMA
Sponsored by DEVNET
Room: Vu Lounge

This exclusive invitational will highlight the value added benefits of the ArcGIS platform which will transform the way your organization manages, analyzes, and shares your geographic content.  DEVNET, in alignment with Esri, will be demonstrating the NEW EdgeMaps CAMA which provides easy to configure web maps embedded throughout the Edge CAMA and Tax system.  EdgeMaps also supports ArcGIS for Land Records solutions by serving real-time Local Government Information Model data.  Join us to see how the boundaries between GIS and CAMA are being eliminated.

You must have an invitation from DevNet to participate.
Due to popular demand, DEVNET has changed meeting rooms to the Vu Lounge to accommodate a larger following. Please RSVP today, or stop by the DEVNET booth to check on availability. Remember to bring your ticket to be entered into an exclusive drawing only for attendees of the DEVNET session. 

Wednesday February 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Vu Lounge

12:00pm

Esri Vendor Lunch Session - Whats New with Land Records and the ArcGIS Platform
Join us for lunch, meet Esri staff and see what’s new in ArcGIS for Land Records and what’s coming.  See the new apps for locating comps, managing appeals, collecting street level photograph and managing field assessors.

Wednesday February 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Savannah

12:00pm

Tyler Technologies Vendor Lunch Session - You Serve the Public. We Serve You.

See first hand how Tyler Technologies’ unrivaled appraisal and tax solutions make it possible for you to have all CAMA and GIS data in one comprehensive view to solve critical business needs while improving productivity and efficiencies — giving you more time to focus on serving the citizens in your community.

Sorry, this session is full.  Please contact Tyler Technologies at sales@tylertechnologies.com  if you’d like to schedule a personal demo session during the conference.


Wednesday February 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Harborside, River Level

1:30pm

Sharing is Caring: Unlocking Powerful Data for Diverse Business Needs

Level: Intermediate
Room: Trustees Hall, 2nd floor 

Integration of diverse large datasets, from publicly held aerial imagery, to census data, to parcels including their attributes and values, is becoming the new normal at both the local assessment level and at state and national levels.  Who is using your data and for what purposes?  How are other users linking their data to your data and integrating it within their own workflows?  Conversely, how is your organization improving data mining and integration of new data sources into your own workflow?  Come to this session and think about how data sharing can help society integrate, visualize, and understand spatial trends by working together.

Moderator: Rob McGee, Arkansas Assessment Coordination, Little Rock, AR

  • Creating Value through Data Transparency
    Ingi Finnsson and Thorunn Sigurbjornsdottir, Registers Iceland, Reykavik, Iceland
  • From Parcels to Powerful Insights
    Ian Lamont, Spatialest Inc, Deland, FL
    Don Saxby,  King County Assessor's Office, Seattle, WA
  • Integration of Aerial Imagery into All aspects of Mass Appraisal Assessments
    Damian Lara, Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office, Albuquerque, NM 
    Fabian Montoya,  Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office, Albuquerque, NM
    George Benavidez, Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office, Albuquerque, NM

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for George S. Benavidez

George S. Benavidez

Geographic Information Systems Technician III, Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office
Mr. George S. Benavidez is a GIS Technician III with the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office.  Mr. Benavidez received his associates in architect CAD and board drafting in 1991 from National Education Center.  He has over 13 years of experience as a GIS Technician III.  Prior... Read More →
avatar for Ingi Finnsson

Ingi Finnsson

Director, Valuations and Economics, Registers Iceland
Has a Master’s Degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iceland. For the past 10 years Ingi has been a CAMA modeler with Registers Iceland which is responsible for all property evaluations in Iceland. His focus has been commercial real estate which Registers Iceland... Read More →
avatar for Ian Lamont

Ian Lamont

Director, Business Development, Spatialest Inc
GIS / IT / CAMA Consultant specialising in Real Property and Spatial Analytics. Come visit us on Booth 16/17 to see some amazing GIS-based Appraisal solutions. Join us for Happy Hour on Tuesday 23rd and maybe win some cool prizes.
avatar for Damian Lara

Damian Lara

Deputy Assessor, Bernalillo County Assessor's Office
Damian R. Lara has lived in Bernalillo County for over a decade. He received a B.A. in political science and in philosophy from Brown University in 2001 and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2007. And, he is a New Mexico State Certified Appraiser. He was... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Montoya

Fabian Montoya

Residential Manager, Bernalillo County Assessors Office
Mr. Fabian M. Montoya, Residential Manager at the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office, is responsible for fairly and equitably assessing approximately 250,000 parcels. On average 10,000 parcels change ownership, 5,500 building permits are issued, and 4,000 property owners protest... Read More →
avatar for Don Saxby

Don Saxby

IT Project Manager, King County Department of Assessments
I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University and a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of British Columbia. I worked as an Independent Fee Appraiser in the mid-1980’s, and then in 1988 was hired by King County Department of Assessments... Read More →
avatar for Thorunn Sigurbjornsdottir

Thorunn Sigurbjornsdottir

Mathematician, Registers Iceland
Has a Master’s Degree in mathematics from the University of Copenhagen. For the past 4 years Thorunn has worked as a CAMA modeler with Registers Iceland.



Wednesday February 24, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

1:30pm

Super Models!

Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level 

Learn the language of automated valuation models (AVMs).  Multiple third party analytical applications will be showcased in this session. 

Moderator: Bill Wetzel

  • Predictive Model Markup Language: Unifying CAMA, AVM, GIS, & 3rd-Party Analytics
    Joseph Wehrli, Tyler Technologies, West Chester, Ohio
  • Creating Spatially Aware Mass Appraisal Models: A Tutorial Using R
    Paul Bidanset, City of Norfolk/Ulster University, Virginia Beach, VA

Moderators
avatar for Bill Wetzel

Bill Wetzel

Senior Account Manager, Sidwell

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bidanset

Paul Bidanset

Valuation Research Project Manager, IAAO
Paul Bidanset is the Valuation Research Project Manager for IAAO. He currently oversees modeling consulting efforts for assessment jurisdictions. He serves as adjunct professor of economics at Regent University and holds a PhD in real estate valuation from Ulster University.
avatar for Joseph Wehrli

Joseph Wehrli

Enterprise Architecture Manager, Tyler Technologies
For the last 15 years, I have worked on teams that have built and implemented CAMA, Tax, Land, and Justice applications. Currently I work in research and development with a focus on CAMA and Tax product strategy and architecture. My interests lie at the intersection of government... Read More →



Wednesday February 24, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

1:30pm

Using Advanced Technical Tools for Deploying GIS and CAMA

Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level  

Learn techniques used for sharing GIS data with open source and cloud technologies. Resources you can use today to visualize and share your GIS data.

Moderator: Leighann Coates, Thimgan & Associates

  • Leveraging ArcGIS in the Cloud: Doing More with Less
    Ed Crapo, CFA, ASA, AAS, Alachua County Property Appraiser's Office, Gainesville, FL
    Bob Bates,  CFE, CCF, MCF, Alachua County Property Appraiser's Office, Gainesville, FL
    Logan Couch, Alachua County Property Appraiser's Office, Gainesville, FL 

Moderators
avatar for Leighann Chambliss

Leighann Chambliss

Consultant, Thimgan & Associates

Speakers
avatar for Ed Crapo, CFA, ASA, AAS

Ed Crapo, CFA, ASA, AAS

Alachua County Property Appraiser, Alachua County Property Appraiser's Office
Mr. Crapo has over forty years of real estate, appraisal, mass appraisal, geographic information systems, cadastre and property tax administration experience. He was elected Property Appraiser of Alachua County Property in 1980 and has continually served in this position to this day... Read More →
avatar for Logan Couch

Logan Couch

GIS Administrator, Alachua County Property Appraiser's Office
Logan has more than 20 years of GIS and application development experience in the areas of land records management. He has a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His GIS interests include ESRI Spatial Database Engine, Land Records Management, CAMA... Read More →
avatar for Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF

Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF

Assissant Property Appraiser, Alachua County Property Appraiser
Bob Bates has over 44 years of experience in the field of cadastral mapping, land records management, geographic information system implementations, CAMA and GIS integration, computer network design and operations. He is also nationally recognized in the field of CLOUD technology... Read More →



Wednesday February 24, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

1:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Wednesday February 24, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break & Raffles
This is the last opportunity to connect with GIS/CAMA Conference exhibitors at their booths. Exhibitors who are conducting prize drawings during the conference will announce the raffle winners at this time.

Sponsored by Patriot Properties 


Wednesday February 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Harborside, River Level

4:00pm

Esri Hands-on Learning Lab
The Hands-On Learning Lab is a great opportunity to fit in some self-paced training during the conference. The Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the conference. You can stop by and select the module(s) you wish to complete. Esri staff will be in attendance for assistance.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Wednesday February 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sloane, 2nd Floor

4:00pm

Land Records and GIS Integration: Has the Time Come?

Room: Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

We are happy to welcome guests from the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) who just happen to be meeting in Savannah this week. PRIA is the leading resource for the property records industry and, as such, develops and promotes standards, best practices and white papers to enhance operational functions for its members (Recorders of Deeds and their business partners). 

This panel will discuss the responsibilities of the recorder’s office and how it impacts GIS and assessors. We'll integration possibilities between land records and GIS departments and the potential benefits to the broader community. We will also discuss future collaboration opportunities between the county recorder’s office, GIS department and the assessor’s office.

Moderator: Larry Burtness, recorder, Washoe Co., NV, and PRIA Vice President 

  • Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, President-Elect, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Dacula, GA
  • Mark Ladd, President, Property Records Industry Association, Provo, UT
  • William “Pete” Rodda, CAE, RES, President-Elect, International Association of Assessing Officers, Roper, NC

Moderators
avatar for Larry Burtness

Larry Burtness

Larry Burtness is the Washoe County recorder in Reno, NV.  Prior to his election in November 2014 he served for 13 years as chief deputy recorder.  He brings extensive  job related experience to his duties as county recorder, including 40 years split between private and public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ladd

Mark Ladd

Mark Ladd is the VP of Regulatory & Industry Affairs for Simplifile, provider of a collaboration platform that connects lenders, settlement agents and counties.  In this role, Ladd monitors federal, state and local initiatives that could have an impact on Simplifile’s current business... Read More →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →
avatar for William (Pete) Rodda, CAE, RES

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 →



Wednesday February 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

6:00pm

GIS/CAMA Conference Social Event
Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos
Spend an evening at a unique Savannah location—Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos! Sing along with the Dueling Piano Players as we celebrate the GIS/CAMA 20th Anniversary. Order a cocktail from the 60 foot bar (cash bar) and enjoy some down home Southern cooking from Miss Sophie (buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres). Just a short 5-minute walk from the hotel. See you there!

Directions:
From the Hyatt lobby, turn right onto W Bay St. Walk 2 blocks to Williamson St. Turn right onto Williamson St.
Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos (314 Williamson St)

Thanks to Pictometry for co-sponsoring this event

Wednesday February 24, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Offsite
 
Thursday, February 25
 

7:30am

Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Thursday February 25, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Savannah Room

8:30am

Easy Ways to Share Public Assessment Data
Level: Intermediate
Room: Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

By using web-based data services, data management is enhanced making it easier for public access. Providing web access capabilities and enhanced map features, more efficient data sharing and transparency is possible.

Moderator: Sita Nanthavong, Washington County, Fayetteville, AR
 

  • Drones: Potential Uses and Considerations
    Timothy L. Boncoskey, Maricopa County, AZ
    Dave Petterson, Pictometry International Corp.
     
  • Build Community Involvement with the LocalScape Map Portal
    Don Saxby,  King County Assessor's Office, Seattle, WA

Keywords: complete web access, bridged data access



Moderators
SN

Sita Nanthavong

GIS Coordinator, Washington County, AR - Assessor's Office

Speakers
avatar for Tim Boncoskey

Tim Boncoskey

President, International Association of Assessing Officers
Use of cutting edge technology to create clean data for fair and equitable assessed values! All things IAAO!!!
avatar for Don Saxby

Don Saxby

IT Project Manager, King County Department of Assessments
I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University and a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of British Columbia. I worked as an Independent Fee Appraiser in the mid-1980’s, and then in 1988 was hired by King County Department of Assessments... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Scarbrough 3-4, Lobby Level

8:30am

Learn from History, Prepare for Future

Level: Intermediate
Room: Trustees Hall, 2nd floor 

From colonial parcel creation to integrating GIS and CAMA, dedicated professionals have been working to improve the US land administration system.  This session will deliver an interesting and engaging look back.

Moderator:  Bob Bates

 

  • Georgia Land History - How did we get here?
    Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, eGIS Associates, Inc, Dacula, GA
  • Adding Land Records to the GIS/CAMA Mix For the Next 20 Years!
    F. Peirce Eichelberger, gDBMS, Inc, Collegeville, PA
    Ed Crane, Esri, Topeka, KS

 

 

Keywords: history, land records, CAMA, revitalization


Moderators
avatar for Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF

Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF

Assissant Property Appraiser, Alachua County Property Appraiser
Bob Bates has over 44 years of experience in the field of cadastral mapping, land records management, geographic information system implementations, CAMA and GIS integration, computer network design and operations. He is also nationally recognized in the field of CLOUD technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Crane

Ed Crane

Local and State Government Enterprise GIS, Esri
Bringing authoritative, reliable, repeatble GIS data and analysis to everyday government operations to improve both internal operations and provide citizen and business better access to community information they need. Special interest in administrative boundary databases, certification... Read More →
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

Tripp Corbin, GISP, MCP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Instructor for eGIS Associates. He is an award winning Certified Trainer with over twenty years of experience orchestrating and managing geospatial projects. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Trustees Hall, 2nd floor

8:30am

Location Matters
Level: Advanced
Room: Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

To cap off this track, these presenters will explore how location variables interact with spatially related data.

Moderator: William Stephenson, Washington County, Fayetteville, AR

 

  • GMAs - How Philadelphia Creates, Assigns and Uses Location Variables
    Kevin Keene, City of Philadelphia, Office of Property Assessment, Philadelphia, PA
  • Unique Applications of Geographically Weighted Regression
    Joshua Myers, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions, Winston-Salem, NC 

Keywords: Location, geographically weighted regression (GWR), K-nearest-neighbor (k-NN)

 


Moderators
avatar for William Stephenson

William Stephenson

Chief Deputy of Real Estate, Washington County
 William Stephenson is a senior appraiser and has been with Washington County, Arkansas since 1996. He also holds an Assessment Administration Specialist designation through IAAO.  His duties as Assistant Assessor of Real Estate and Appraisal include managing the real estate assessment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Keene

Kevin Keene

Director of Mass Appraisal and Analysis, Office of Property Assessment - City of Philadelphia
avatar for Josh Myers

Josh Myers

Statistical Consultant, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions
I am a Statistician and Consultant with my company, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions. I do regression modeling, independent ratio studies and performance audits, and other forms of advanced statistical analysis that solve real-world mass appraisal problems. Talk to me about Josh Myers... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Scarbrough 1-2, Lobby Level

8:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Ever wondered what linear regression is? These presenters have interesting experiences with this topic and will present ideas on neighborhood-specific adjustments, use of binary variables and other thought-provoking topics such as decomposing a linear model into land and building components.

Esri News for Assessors, Land Records and Cadastre: Stay up to date with the latest news from Esri and the land records community. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get articles, blogs, new technology, conference information and more delivered straight to your inbox.  

Thursday February 25, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Sloane, 2nd Floor

10:30am

Building a Multi-Jurisdictional GIS: From Concept to Funding

Room: Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Building a coalition to deliver an enterprise GIS is challenging and fraught with political landmines.  This exclusive session will deliver the realistic tools and techniques to create cooperation, demonstrate need, calculate ROI and secure funding.

(Don't leave early! You might win one of two Apple iPad's to be raffled druing this session, generously donated by Thimgan & Associates.) 

Moderator: Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Speakers:
William “Pete” Rodda, CAE, RES, President, International Association of Assessing Officers, Roper, NC

Keywords:  ROI, organization, multijurisdictional, crossover, funding

 


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County Assessor’s Office
I like making sense of (and mapping) complex assessment/parcel data relationships, mining databases, training and teaching, and hiking. Talk to me about addresses, parcels, assessment data, or anything!

Speakers
avatar for William (Pete) Rodda, CAE, RES

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 →


Thursday February 25, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Chatham County Board of Assessors Office Tour
See how Chatham County does it!
After the Closing session, take a stroll over to the Board of Assessors Office at  222 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 113 Savannah GA 31401 (Stop somewhere for lunch along the way!). 

Meet with Tommy J. Boondry, Board Vice-Chairman and conference committee member and the fine Board staff. 

Stop by the conference registration to sign up by Thursday morning, so they know how many people they will welcome!
 

Thursday February 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Board of Assessors 222 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 113 Savannah GA 31401