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21st GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference
March 6-9, 2017
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. URISA and the IAAO partner together to provide a conference that assists assessment and appraisal professionals in visualizing how they can work more effectively through the use of technology.  Join us March 6-9, 2017 for the 21st annual conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Tuesday, March 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Traditional vs Modern Appraisal Philosophies

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This session combines aspects of traditional appraisal practices which rely on appraisal opinion and use of GIS technology to determine distance between properties to define location adjustments.

Session Moderator: Heather Stevens, Stone County Arkansas Assessor

  • AVMs, BPOs, Evaluations and Appraisals: A Comparison
    Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, President, Appraisal Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Travel Time vs. "As The Crow Flies" in CAMA Models and Comp Selection
    Paul Bidanset, CAMA Modeler/PhD Student, City of Norfolk/Ulster University, Virginia Beach, VA

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Heather Stevens

Assessor, Stone County
Heather Stevens started work at the Stone County Assessor's office in 1995 and she has worked within the office until 2008 when she was elected as the Assessor. She has wore every hat in the Assessor's office from personal property to real estate to administration of the office. She has served on the Arkansas Assessor's Association executive board. She has also served as the secretary/treasurer, vice president and she is currently serving as... Read More →

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Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

President, Appraisal Institute
Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, is the 2017 president of the Appraisal Institute. He was also the 2009 Appraisal Institute president, and has served as national president-elect, vice president and immediate past president. | A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and real estate & urban land development, he received an MAI designation in 1992, an SRA designation in 2003 and an AI-GRS... Read More →
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Paul Bidanset

CAMA Modeler, City of Norfolk
I am a PhD candidate at Ulster University (Belfast, Northern Ireland) and center my research around improving valuation models with various temporal and geocomputational methods. I'm recently completed a fellowship with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and am the CAMA Modeler for the city of Norfolk, VA. I also serve on the IAAO research subcommittee and on the editorial review board for the Journal of Property Tax Assessment and... Read More →

Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 4

Attendees (15)