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:
Welcome & Keynote Address
Hear from Rachel Parinello, 2017 Conference Chair, and leaders from IAAO (Dorothy Jacks, President Elect) and URISA (Tripp Corbin, President).
Also learn about your opportunity to contribute case studies to a new GIS for Assessors publication.
Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer 10-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to all residents and businesses. At hundreds of times the speed of the national average, the Gig opens the door to unimagined ways of learning, playing and conducting business. We definitely appreciate the internet speed during the conference!
During the morning's keynote address, we'll hear from Andrew Rodgers of Chattanooga's Enterprise Center. Strong innovation economies are typically anchored by well established institutions such as Research Universities, National Labs, or Commercial Research Parks. Learn how Chattanooga has utilized unconventional institutions and regional assets to launch a burgeoning innovation ecosystem, anchored by intentional placemaking and a strong sense of community.
Then, Scott Fiedler from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), will give an overview of the TVA’s history and role in the southeast region. TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. Established in 1933, TVA also provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and states and local governments with economic development. Learn more about this unique federal corporation!
GTCWR is an extension of geographically weighted regression. Using test data, this presentation will outline the theoretical and statistical foundations of GTCWR, and will demonstrate that this methodology achieves more uniform valuations than other locally weighted regression approaches currently used in the assessment industry.
Session Moderator: Dan Cypert, Division Administrator, State of Arkansas, Springdale, AR
“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 2017 Parcel Jeopardy!
Team up with your buddies, learn a bit of GIS/CAMA trivia, play along and maybe win a prize!
Last year this session was hilarious and fun, so don’t miss out.
Learn from two presentations and a panel discussion on the Dark Store Theory tax appeals of big box properties. This hot topic has recently attracted wide interest in both the U.S and Canada. The session will include two parts. One will review recent case decisions including strategies that assessing jurisdictions can consider to defend their values. The other will review the theory on valuation rights related to these properties.
Extra Incentive: Thimgan & Associates is offering prizes to attendees again this year! Everyone attending this session will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize drawing at the close of the conference. Win one of three awesome prizes (noise canceling wireless Beats by Dre headphones, an IPad Air 2 and UE Boom portable speaker)!
The GIS/CAMA Conference will close with an open panel discussion following the June 2016 National Parcel Data Summit. The importance of parcels and their related tabular data, in real world economic development, disaster planning, decision-making, data sharing/open data efforts, and future innovation will be discussed.What is the Assessor’s role? How do you share your data? What keeps you from sharing data? What are your concerns? We will reserve time for audience participation/questions. Come and visit with our esteemed panel……don’t be shy!
Nancy von Meyer – Fairview Industries
Neal Carpenter – The Sidwell Company
Brent Jones – Esri
Jerry Paffendorf – LOVELAND Technologies
Pat Santoso – Axiomatic
Visitor Center Physical Address: 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
GPS Coordinates for Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center: N34° 56.415 W085° 15604
From Interstate 75: At Exit 350 take Battlefield Parkway (Georgia 2) west to Fort Oglethorpe. Turn left at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Lafayette Road. Go one mile on Lafayette Road to the park entrance and visitor center.
From Interstate 24: At Exit 180 take U.S. Highway 27 south (Rossville Boulevard) to Fort Oglethorpe. At the intersection of Battlefield Parkway, continue straight through the intersection onto Lafayette Road to the park entrance one mile ahead.