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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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Monday, March 6
 

8:30am

Basics of the R Statistical Software
Basics of the R Statistical Software
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Joshua Myers, Statistical Consultant, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions, Chesapeake, VA

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

Statistical Computing allows a custom statistical analysis to be applied to a dataset using programming control structures and logic.  It allows you to solve problems with the widest variety of available tools, to specify the form of the output, and to tackle the hardest analytical challenges.  The R environment is the best overall way to dive into statistical computing.  This workshop will show you all that you need to get started using R, and will lean heavily toward the application of R to the mass appraisal field.

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
  • Producing Reports with R Output

Each section will begin with teaching R material followed by a time of hands-on learning. The hands-on portion of the workshop will revolve 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.

More about R: https://www.r-project.org/about.html 


Speakers
avatar for Josh Myers

Josh Myers

Statistician, 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 Valuation Solutions or my various research interests. I am an IAAO Award Winner, a member of the IAAO Technical Standards Subcommittee, and a member of the... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 7

8:30am

Deploying Mobile GIS Solutions
Deploying Mobile GIS Solutions
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Tripp Corbin, GISP, CFM, MCP, CTT+, URISA President, eGIS Solutions, Dacula, GA
Note: This workshop was very popular in Savannah. Register early!

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.
 

Workshop Instructor
avatar for Tripp Corbin, GISP

Tripp Corbin, GISP

CEO, eGIS Associates, Inc.
Tripp Corbin has over 20 years of GIS, Surveying and mapping experience. He is a recognized expert in the field of geospatial technology. As a GIS Certified Professional and CompTIA Certified trainer, he teaches GIS classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada. Tripp is an active member of the GIS Community serving on the GITA Southeast Board and the GISP Application Review Committee. He is also President Elect of URISA and recipient of the... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Room 8

5:00pm

Attendee Welcome Meeting
Quick meeting to go over program highlights and advice on how to make the most of your conference! 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Sr Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County (Colorado) Assessor
I like making sense of complicated CAMA data and teaching others. My goal is to understand complex CAMA data relationships, to create efficient and repeatable data mining processes for large CAMA datasets with new products for our Assessor's Office, and to use GIS as a tool for better understanding the spatial meaning and patterns within our CAMA data.

Volunteers
avatar for Dan Cypert

Dan Cypert

Division Administrator - Ratio Studies, Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department
Mainly responsible for performing ratio studies on the 75 counties in Arkansas once they complete their reappraisal projects to ensure that they are in compliance with state standards. Previously, was the Chief Deputy Assessor at Washington County, Arkansas. Currently serve on the GIS/CAMA Conference Content committee and IAAO's Chapters and Affiliates committee.

Monday March 6, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

5:00pm

 
Tuesday, March 7
 

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote Address: Greg Milner, author of Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture and our Minds

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.  

Keynote Address: Greg Milner, author of Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture and our Minds

Read a review of Greg's book in the Guardian.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing following the speech.  

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Sr Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County (Colorado) Assessor
I like making sense of complicated CAMA data and teaching others. My goal is to understand complex CAMA data relationships, to create efficient and repeatable data mining processes for large CAMA datasets with new products for our Assessor's Office, and to use GIS as a tool for better understanding the spatial meaning and patterns within our CAMA data.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Milner

Greg Milner

Greg Milner is the author of Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture and our Minds,and Perfecting Sound Forever, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His writing has appeared in Wired, New York, Slate, Village Voice, Salon, Spin, and Rolling Stone. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom HIJ

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom EFG

10:30am

Leadership and Getting the Results You Want
Learn how emotional intelligence can be used in a leadership role. Learn about primal leadership and how EI can help.

Session Moderator: Bryan Kinsey, Assistant Director, Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
    Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, SAMA, Director of Assessments, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Kinsey, AAS

Bryan Kinsey, AAS

Assistant Director - Systems & Admin., Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Bryan is the Assistant Director of Systems and Administration in the Tennessee Comptroller’s Division of Property Assessments and Office of Local Government. Bryan oversees Tennessee’s Integrated Multi-Processing of Administrative and CAMA Technology (IMPACT) system and has responsibilities related to GIS technologies and administrative functions. Bryan holds an AAS designation with IAAO as well as an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Speakers
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 March 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 6

10:30am

Traditional vs Modern Appraisal Philosophies
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

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

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 →
avatar for Paul Bidanset

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

10:30am

Using Analysis Tools for Automated and Improved Assessment
This session discusses how multiple jurisdictions are using automated tools for integrating CAMA data and GIS to improve and expedite valuations.

Session Moderator: Mazher Ahmed, GISP, CAD Analyst, Kane County, Geneva, IL

  • Using GIS Analytics for Commercial Appraisals
    Kelly Ratchinsky, GIS Architect, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, West Palm Beach, FL
    Steve Eagen, Manager, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Automated Upload of CAMA GIS Data to Pictometry CONNECTExplorer
    Kevin Sadrak, GISP, GIS Developer, Prince William County, Woodbridge, VA
    Improving Assessments Using Python and ArcGIS for Server
    Kevin Sadrak, GISP, GIS Developer, Prince William County, Woodbridge, VA

Moderators
avatar for Mazher Ahmed, GISP

Mazher Ahmed, GISP

CAD Analyst, Kane County GIS Technologies
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 with paper pencil. And then moved to Intergraph’s graphic workstation to Micro station to ARC GIS, an Evolution still in process. In a... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Eagen, AAS

Manager of Commercial Appraisal, Palm Beach County, Florida
Steven P. Eagen is the Manager of the Commercial Appraisal Department of the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office.  He is a state certified general appraiser and has been appraising property for over 25 years.  In addition to his managerial duties he is also the person primarily responsible for calibrating and adjusting the PBC commercial CAMA model.  Mr. Eagen is well versed in using SPSS and the ESRI products to... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Sadrak, GISP

Kevin Sadrak, GISP

GIS Developer, Prince William County



Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 5

10:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch & Vendor Spark
Enjoy a buffet lunch and hear from all of our great exhibitors. Learn something new about products and services being featured and then head into the exhibit hall for dessert!

Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom EFG

1:30pm

Cost Valuation vs Model Valuation Using GIS
This session includes information about cost modeling and valuation models using GIS block face centroids.  By analyzing various building cost structures, one of the presenters will discuss the development of a potentially more accurate approach to the cost value. The other presenter will emphasize the use of block face centroids in GIS as an alternative to individual lot center points to create location adjustments.

Session Moderator: Robert Lee, Attorney, Lee Law Firm, Mt. Juliet, TN

  • Getting Block Face Points and Their Application In Property Valuation Modeling
    Jiuxu Cui, City Research Scientist, Department of Finance, New York, NY
    Min Zhu, Senior Property Valuation Modeler, Department of Finance, New York, NY
  • Improving Commercial Value Estimates Using a New Cost Model
    J Wayne Moore, PHD, Researcher, J Wayne Moore, LLC, Springfield, OH

Moderators
avatar for Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Attorney, Lee Law Firm
Robert is a sole practitioner in Mt. Juliet and Franklin, Tennessee specializing in property tax and assessment law. He currently represents several local governments in property assessment issues covering valuation, classification, exemption as well as the day to day operations of assessment issues. Robert also practices small estate planning and probate. | Robert retired after 30-year of service in the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller... Read More →

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 J Wayne Moore, PHD

J Wayne Moore, PHD

Owner, Moore Precision Cost
Wayne Moore is a 37-year member of IAAO. He has been involved in the implementation of more than 300 CAMA systems. Wayne holds a PhD in Business Administration with a specialty in property taxation. He does independent research and writing, having received IAAO’s Bernard L. Barnard Outstanding Technical Essay Award in 2007, 2011 & 2013. He serves as a resource for IAAO’s Technical Assistance Consulting Services. Believing that... 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 four 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, urban and economic related studies, geographical hotspot and boundary analysis and GIS related web app development.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Integrating GIS/CAMA Data: A La Carte or Buffet? Let us ‘Volunteer’ Some Options
Learn how the State of Tennessee is preparing GIS/CAMA data for multiple applications. The session will also explore the use of GIS Data in a disconnected environment

Session Moderator: William Stephenson, AAS, Chief Deputy Real Estate, Washington County, Fayetteville, AR

  • Leveraging the Same GIS and CAMA Data for Multiple Applications
    Ken Morrell, Assessment Systems Manager, State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of Property Assessments,Nashville, TN
    TJ Muzorewa, GIS Manager,   State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Office of Local Government, Nashville, TN
  • Extracting and Preparing GIS Data for Disconnected Applications
    Ken Morrell, Assessment Systems Manager, State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of Property Assessments, Nashville, TN

Moderators
avatar for William Stephenson

William Stephenson

Senior Appraiser, 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 functions and the in-house appraisers. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (BSBA) and Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ken Morrell

Ken Morrell

Assessment Systems Manager, Tennessee Division of Property Assessments
Ken Morrell has worked full-time in the property assessment field since 1982, first with the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Assessor of Property, then for the majority of his career with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury in the Division of Property Assessments. His work experience includes CAMA systems development and management, PC application development, personal property assessment, legislative support and special projects... Read More →
avatar for TJ Muzorewa

TJ Muzorewa

GIS Manager, State of Tennessee
TJ Muzorewa is the GIS Manager of the Office of Local Government (OLG) for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.  OLG’s mission is to make government work better through the increased use of geospatial (Geographic Information Systems - GIS) technology.  As the GIS service provider for local governments in Tennessee, OLG is continuously working to (1) identify opportunities where GIS can help public officials work more... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 5

1:30pm

Start to Finish
This session starts with topics that influence adoption of GIS technology in the assessor’s office. The session closes with an overview of the sometimes complex relationship between tax rates, value, and local education funding.

Session Moderator: Debra Asbury, Debra J Asbury LLC, North Little Rock, AR

  • Factors that Influence the Adoption of GIS Technology in the Assessor’s Office
    Daniel Fasteen, CAMA & Systems Manager, Dakota County, Hastings, MN
  • A Brief Analysis of Assessment Value, Tax Rates, and Funding in Local Education
    Michael Mixon, GIS Technician 1, State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Office of Local Government, Nashville, TN

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Fasteen

Daniel Fasteen

CAMA & Systems Manager, Dakota County, MN
Daniel J. Fasteen, Ph.D. is the CAMA and Systems Manager for the Dakota County (Minnesota) Assessor’s Office. Dan has been in the Assessment profession since 2010 where his concentrations include GIS/CAMA mass valuation modeling, integration of GIS and CAMA technology, as well as technology adoption in professional work environments. Dan has a Master’s degree in Geography and a Ph.D. in Research Methodologies and Applied Statistics, both from... Read More →
avatar for Michael Mixon

Michael Mixon

GIS Technician, State of TN - Office of Local Government
Michael Mixon is a GIS Technician within the Tennessee Comptroller's Office of Local Government. His primary focus within the Office of Local Government is to provide GIS and mapping support to assessor's offices throughout the state. Michael holds a B.A. in History and is currently pursuing a M.S. in GIS from Middle Tennessee State University.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6

1:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break
Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom EFG

3:30pm

Harness the Heat for a Brighter Future
This “extra hot” session combines fire risk modeling in Detroit and valuation of solar panels on residential properties. Two positive solutions to harness the heat for beneficial outcomes.

Session Moderator: Rachel Parinello, GISP, Senior Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County Assessor’s Office, Boulder, CO

  • The Forces Behind Fire: Fire Risk Modeling in Detroit
    Jerry Paffendorf, CEO, LOVELAND Technologies, Detroit, MI

  • Valuation of Solar Panels on Residential Properties
    Jake Parkinson, Certified Residential Appraiser, Chief Deputy Assessor, Tooele County, Tooele, UT

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Sr Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County (Colorado) Assessor
I like making sense of complicated CAMA data and teaching others. My goal is to understand complex CAMA data relationships, to create efficient and repeatable data mining processes for large CAMA datasets with new products for our Assessor's Office, and to use GIS as a tool for better understanding the spatial meaning and patterns within our CAMA data.

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Paffendorf

Jerry Paffendorf

CEO & Co-Founder, LOVELAND Technologies
Jerry Paffendorf is co-founder and CEO of LOVELAND Technologies, a property mapping and data company based in Detroit, Michigan with a mission to map every parcel of property on the planet. Visitors to makeloveland.com can freely explore more than 130 million US parcels covering where 95% of Americans live, and customers can work with and add to this data in their own private workspace. LOVELAND started out mapping blight, foreclosure, and... Read More →
avatar for Jake Parkinson

Jake Parkinson

Commercial Appraiser, Tooele County Assessor's Office
Jake Parkinson is a bona fide deputy in the IAAO USPAP POSSE and is generally interested in all things valuation. He is a University of Utah graduate and is past president of both the Utah Chapter of the IAAO and the United Appraisers of Utah. He has a wife and four children who don’t share his passion for depreciation tables.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6

3:30pm

Multiuse Approach to Improving Assessment Workflow
Learn how jurisdictions are using multiuse approaches and technology for improved workflow and increased efficiencies. The use of street-level imagery and GIS-centric applications will be showcased.

Session Moderator: Linda Cwiek, Assessor, Town of North Kingstown, RI

  • A Multiuse Approach to Using Street Level Imagery
    Daniel Fasteen, CAMA & Systems Manager, Dakota County, MN
  • Erie County Paperless Reappraisal - Digital Reappraisal with CAMA Integration
    Richard Jeffery, County Auditor, Erie County Auditor, Sandusky, OH
    Mark Wroblewski, GIS Coordinator, Erie County, Sandusky, OH

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Fasteen

Daniel Fasteen

CAMA & Systems Manager, Dakota County, MN
Daniel J. Fasteen, Ph.D. is the CAMA and Systems Manager for the Dakota County (Minnesota) Assessor’s Office. Dan has been in the Assessment profession since 2010 where his concentrations include GIS/CAMA mass valuation modeling, integration of GIS and CAMA technology, as well as technology adoption in professional work environments. Dan has a Master’s degree in Geography and a Ph.D. in Research Methodologies and Applied Statistics, both from... Read More →
avatar for Mark Wroblewski

Mark Wroblewski

GIS Coordinator, Erie County Auditor's Office
Mark Wroblewski is the GIS Coordinator for the Erie County Auditor's Office.  He worked for the Erie County Engineer's Office for over 10 years, where he directed Erie County's Tax Map Program.  He has managed several GIS projects, including Aerial Photography, GPS Centerline Addressing, Base Vector Mapping, Parcel Rectification, Application development and others.  Mark is a member of URISA – (Urban Regional Information... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 5

3:30pm

Vertical Equity Decathlon: PRD vs. PRB
Historically, the Price-Related Differential (PRD) has been the major tool used by assessors to determine the degree of vertical inequity in the underlying assessments.  More recently, the Coefficient of Price-Related Bias (PRB) has been developed to likewise measure the degree of vertical inequity.  This presentation will explore the mathematical properties of both measures, presenting the strengths and weaknesses of each in the process. 

Session Moderator: Carol Neihardt, Implementation Consultant, Tyler Technologies

  • Vertical Equity Decathlon:  PRD vs. PRB
    Joshua Myers, Statistical Consultant, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions, Chesapeake, VA

Moderators
CN

Carol Neihardt

Implementation Consultant, Tyler Technologies, Inc

Speakers
avatar for Josh Myers

Josh Myers

Statistician, 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 Valuation Solutions or my various research interests. I am an IAAO Award Winner, a member of the IAAO Technical Standards Subcommittee, and a member of the... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

3:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 11
 
Wednesday, March 8
 

9:00am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 11

9:00am

Chattanooga GIG City: Players in the Local Economy

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!

  • Chattanooga: A Middle-America Innovation Economy
    Andrew Rodgers, Technologist, The Enterprise Center, Chattanooga, TN
  • What is TVA?
    Scott Fiedler, Media and Public Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
 

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Sr Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County (Colorado) Assessor
I like making sense of complicated CAMA data and teaching others. My goal is to understand complex CAMA data relationships, to create efficient and repeatable data mining processes for large CAMA datasets with new products for our Assessor's Office, and to use GIS as a tool for better understanding the spatial meaning and patterns within our CAMA data.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Fiedler

Scott Fiedler

Public Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority
Scott Fiedler is a Public Information Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority based in Chattanooga Tenn. Fiedler is an award-winning “Fortune 100” communications practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience in the airline and utility industry. He has extensive experience in crisis communications, media and public relations and emotive storytelling.
avatar for Andrew Rodgers

Andrew Rodgers

Technologist-In-Residence, The Enterprise Center
Andrew brings technology strategy and implementation experience from across many sectors to bear on the challenges of emerging smart cities, in Chattanooga and beyond. His role at The Enterprise Center supports municipal government, researchers, and other community partners making Chattanooga a better place to live, work, and play.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom HIJ

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom EFG

10:30am

CAMA-GIS Integration
This session discusses the basics of CAMA and GIS integration. Learn more about the process, the benefits and the options through real world examples.

Session Moderator: Matt Bryant, Chief Information Officer, DEVNET Inc., Sycamore, IL

  • GIS and CAMA Integration 101
    Brent Jones, Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri, Vienna, VA
  • Efficiently Manage Parcel Transactions in GIS and CAMA
    Van OBrien, Director of Solutions and Support, The Sidwell Company, St. Charles, IL
  • Seeing Assessor Data with New Eyes
    Greg Galarneau, Pro-West & Associates, Business Development Manager, Walker, MN

Moderators
avatar for Matt Bryant

Matt Bryant

Chief Technology Officer, DEVNET Incorported
Matt Bryant is the Chief Technology Officer at DEVNET Incorporated, where he oversees the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technological development. His work experience as a GIS consultant, developer, and solutions architect has led to the seamless integration of GIS into DEVNET's CAMA and Tax solutions, providing realtime visualizations, analytics, and reporting. DEVNET is a leading nationwide provider of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Galarneau

Greg Galarneau

Business Development Manager, Pro-West & Associates
With a background in robotics and industrial automation, Greg brings a unique and valuable perspective to Pro-West’s clients. Working with Pro-West’s GIS land records experts, he uses this background to generate creative solutions to challenges experienced by government organizations and enable them to increase the value they receive from their GIS investments.
avatar for Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems.  Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Van O’Brien

Van O’Brien

Director of Services and Solutions, The Sidwell Company
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 and provides ongoing client support after implementation.  He has extensive experience with the Esri suite of software and many of its extensions.



Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 5

10:30am

High Tech Forestry Valuation and Detection of Selective Reappraisal of Residential Property
This session includes information about the use of statistics for valuation and quality review. Traditional forestry valuation goes high-tech through the use of GIS, ortho imagery and statistics to generate MRA based values of commercial timberland.  The second presenter will discuss the differences in the distributions of percentage changes in assessment year over year for sold and unsold properties using statistical tests such as Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon.

Session Moderator: Robert McGee, Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department, Little Rock, AR

  • Detecting Biased Samples in Residential Ratio Studies
    Robert Denne, MBA, MA, Partner, Almy, Gloudemans, Jacobs & Denne, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Mass Appraisal of Commercial Timberlands
    Alberto Ugas, Supervisory Review Appraiser, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Appraisal Services, Albuquerque, NM
    Stephen Wilson, Physical Scientist, Department of the Interior - Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Rapid City, SD 

Moderators
avatar for Robert McGee

Robert McGee

Division Manager-Agri, Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department
Agricultural Specialist, Oil and Gas Specialist, Excel geek, GIS tech & bootstrap GIS education cheerleader. Nine years working for the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. | Former life as a Golf Course Superintendent.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Denne

Robert Denne

Partner, Almy, Gloudemans, Jacobs & Denne
Bob’s career in assessment started with 19 years on the staff of IAAO, where among other positions he directed its research and consulting activities and served as deputy executive director.  Thereafter he consulted in assessment as a sole practitioner, as a consultant to large consultancies working domestically and internationally in the areas of property taxation and assessment, and ultimately as a partner in Almy, Gloudemans, Jacobs... Read More →
avatar for Alberto Ugas

Alberto Ugas

Supervisory Review Appraiser, U.S. Department of Interior
Alberto has served for more than 20 years in the mass appraisal community, as a residential and commercial/industrial appraiser, and as Deputy Assessor in the Pacific Northwest. Most recently, he has played a central role in the implementation of a mass appraisal system for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the first such undertaking for the Federal government. In the past three years, the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 4

10:30am

TIFs Are Tough, National Compliance is Tougher
Explore tax increment financing (TIF) basics using the examples of Cook County suburbs, which have 293 TIF districts, Chicago, which has 146, and several other prime examples of TIFs in action. The presentation focuses on the publicly accessible GIS system interface that visually identifies each district. Next, learn about Jamaica’s national efforts to increase taxpayer compliance rates by analyzing localities and determining the best way to focus resources.

Session Moderator: Bill Wetzel, Regional Account Manager, The Sidwell Company, St. Charles, IL

  • (60min) Tax Increment Financing: A Primer and Recommendations for the Future
    Margie Cusack, Research Manager, IAAO, Chicago, IL
    David Merriman, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • (30min) Exploring the Attitude: Behavior Profiles of Jamaican Property Taxpayers
    Tina Beale, BSc, MSc., Lecturer, University of Technology, Jamaica, St. Andrew , Kingston, Jamaica


Moderators
avatar for Bill Wetzel

Bill Wetzel

Regional Account Manager, The Sidwell Company

Speakers
avatar for Tina Beale

Tina Beale

Lecturer, University of Technology, Jamaica
I've been employed at the University of Technology, Jamaica for 7 years. I also served as the programme director of the Land Economy and Valuation Surveying Division for 3 years. My areas of specialization are real estate appraisal/valuation, land management and property taxation. I am currently a doctoral researcher in the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. My presentation will be based on the findings of a case study on... Read More →
avatar for Margie Cusack

Margie Cusack

Research Manager, IAAO
Margie Cusack is the Research Manager for the IAAO. Margie just retired after obtaining 30 years of experience in management, property tax administration, and valuation in Cook County, Illinois. Margie was instrumental in the development of Cook County's GIS system and created applications for land and property tax administration. She has 2 master’s degrees from the University of Chicago, one in political science and the other from the... Read More →
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David Merriman

Visiting Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and U of Illinois
David Merriman a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and is Professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He also co-directors the U of Illinois’ Fiscal Futures Project, which monitors the fiscal condition of the State of Illinois. Professor Merriman on the State of Illinois Council of Economic Advisors under Governor... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 6

10:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Hungry for Best Practices? Tyler Has a Solution for That
Join Tyler Technologies for lunch at the 2017 GIS/CAMA Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 8.

Seating is limited and you must register to attend. Go HERE to read the details of the session. Note that you MUST register via the form online


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room 9/10

12:00pm

What’s New in ArcGIS for Land Records - Esri Vendor Lunch Session
GIS and CAMA integration just got easier!  Join us for lunch and see what’s new in ArcGIS for Land Records – faster deployment, easier CAMA integration, and all of the new apps.  Get the inside story on Workforce to manage field operations, the new tax parcel viewer and the long anticipated Configurator.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room 7/8

1:30pm

Data Sharing through GIS
This policy-level session covers GIS integration in two venues, the state of Tennessee and Denmark. The Tennessee effort seeks to find better ways to share data with public officials across multiple disciplines. The Denmark effort is a complete remake of national infrastructure to create a more efficient system.

Session Moderator:  Susan Gullette, Director, State of Tennessee/Comptroller's Office, Nashville, TN

  • Engaging Public Officials with GIS
    Matthew Hill, GIS Specialist, The Comptroller Office of Local Government, Nashville, TN
    Derrick Hughes, GIS Specialist, The Comptroller Office of Local Government, Nashville, TN
    Ned Phillips, GIS Specialist, State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Knoxville, TN
  • Integration of GIS with a New Property Appraisal System in Denmark
    Richard Kotapish, GISP, President, Geo-centric Consulting, Inc., Chardon, OH
    Travis Gregorich, Account Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc., Batavia, IL

Moderators
avatar for Susan Gullette

Susan Gullette

Director, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Susan Gullette is the Director of the Division of Property Assessments for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. She oversees the division’s central office in Nashville as well as its five field offices across the state. This division provides technical assistance, support, training, and oversight to local governments, assessors, and other elected officials. Susan’s office also provides Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Travis Gregorich

Travis Gregorich

Account Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates
Mr. Gregorich joined Bruce Harris & Associates in 2015 and has over 9 years’ experience in the field of Geographic Information Systems. He serves as the Account Manager for the northeast region with a focus in Ohio. He services accounts that include countywide reappraisal, land records conversions, CAMA data analysis, and cadastral mapping. Travis is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
avatar for Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

GIS Specialist, State of Tennessee-Comptroller of the Treasury
Matthew is a GIS Specialist within the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office of Local Government. His career began in 2004 as a GIS Technician for the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office. Over the past 12 years, he has held various roles ranging from parcel boundaries, overseeing special projects, and now presides over the Redistricting process for Local Government officials. Matthew holds an Architectural Drafting Diploma from Tennessee Technology... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Hughes

Derrick Hughes

GIS Specialist, State of TN
As a GIS Specialist with the State of Tennessee for more than ten years, Mr. Hughes has managed parcel and municipal boundary databases, published various special maps and presentations, and created several special projects and applications for the State Comptroller and Tennessee Legislature. He always enjoys finding new ways of merging technology and design, especially in the GIS platform.
avatar for Richard Kotapish

Richard Kotapish

President, Geo-centric Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Kotapish has 24 years of experience implementing GIS for Ohio Auditors and 29 years of implementing geospatial solutions for governments, conservation organizations and disaster response stakeholders. Experience includes implementing cadastral, imagery and land-records-based data conversions, GIS web-based or local applications, enterprise GIS project management, database development and workshops/training. He has deployed to Hurricanes... Read More →
avatar for Ned Phillips

Ned Phillips

GIS Specialist, Office of Local Government, Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee
Ned Phillips is a native of North East Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Geography. He has been employed by the State of Tennessee for 18 years; 13 as a GIS technician with the Local Planning Assistance Office and the last 5 with the Office of Local Government. His current projects include the Boundary and Annexation Survey partnership with the US Census Bureau and the CAAS to... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 6

1:30pm

Geographically, Temporally and Characteristically Weighted Regression

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

  • Geographically, Temporally, and Characteristically Weighted Regression (GTCWR)
    Paul Bidanset, CAMA Modeler/PhD Student, City of Norfolk/Ulster University, Virginia Beach, VA

Moderators
avatar for Dan Cypert

Dan Cypert

Division Administrator - Ratio Studies, Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department
Mainly responsible for performing ratio studies on the 75 counties in Arkansas once they complete their reappraisal projects to ensure that they are in compliance with state standards. Previously, was the Chief Deputy Assessor at Washington County, Arkansas. Currently serve on the GIS/CAMA Conference Content committee and IAAO's Chapters and Affiliates committee.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bidanset

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 →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Modernizing GIS for Land Records
These sessions explore and process the challenges and the rewards experienced with modernizing a Cadastral GIS. Various jurisdictions offer their different perspectives of migration into the standardized Parcel Fabric maintenance model.

Session Moderator: Christine Schluter, GISP, GIS Client Relations Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates, Batavia, IL

  • How Lafayette Parish has Modernized their GIS and What it Means Going Forward
    Conrad Comeaux, Lafayette Parish Assessor’s Office, Lafayette, LA
    Arthur Robinson Jr., Bruce Harris & Associates, Pineville, NC
  • The Benefits of the ESRI ArcGIS Parcel Editing Solution
    Frank Conkling, GISP, PSM, Owner, Panda Consulting, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Moderators
avatar for Christine Schluter, GISP

Christine Schluter, GISP

GIS Customer Relations Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates (BHA)
I have been working with GIS in some capacity for close to 20 years now. The past 7 of those have I have been with BHA working with our clients in the Southeastern US. | | I enjoy working with several clients on a variety of projects, my job always stays interesting! most recently I have had the opportunity to work with our clients on parcel fabric migration, configurable apps and a variety of online GIS applications.

Speakers
avatar for Conrad Comeaux

Conrad Comeaux

Assessor, Lafayette Parish Tax Assessor
Serving as Assessor since 2001, Conrad has taken the Lafayette Parish Assessor's office from manual typewriters, dummy terminals and no maps into the digital age at high speed.
avatar for Frank Conkling, GISP

Frank Conkling, GISP

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 J. Conkling is a recognized authority on GIS and Surveying and Mapping technology, including mapping various types of ownership interest in land. Frank has been involved in GIS and Parcel Mapping since 1974 and has enjoyed the opportunity to study and guide the creation, implementation and maintenance of some of the... Read More →
avatar for Artie Robinson

Artie Robinson

Client Relations Manager, Bruce Harris & Associates
Artie is a Client Relations/Account Manager for Bruce Harris & Associates. His specialty is developing Land Records Solutions, including Parcel Fabric implementations and training. He is very familiar with the ArcGIS platform, and is constantly looking for opportunities within Local Government to expand adoption. With 20 years of experience, Artie is very proud of his contribution to the Esri & GIS community.



Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 5

1:30pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Break & Raffles
Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom EFG

4:00pm

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

GIS/CAMA 2017 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 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.


Nancy von Meyer, GISP, President, Fairview Industries, Greenville, SC
David Salzer, GISP, Principal, Axiomatic, Portsmouth, NH
Patrick Santoso, GISP, Principal, Axiomatic, Portsmouth, NH
Brent Jones, Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri, Vienna, VA 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Santoso, GISP

Patrick Santoso, GISP

Principal, Axiomatic
avatar for Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems.  Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Nancy von Meyer

Nancy von Meyer

GIS Scientist, Fairview Industries
Nancy von Meyer, PLS, PE, GISP, is vice president of Fairview Industries, Inc., specializing in developing | land records information systems and developing sustainable partnerships and collaborations for shared data | stewardship. Dr. von Meyer is a nationally recognized leader in land records and use of cadastral information | for decision support. She has been at Fairview Industries since 1983 and has over 25 years of GIS system | design and... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom HIJ

6:00pm

2017 GIS/CAMA Social Event at Southside Social
Enjoy some great food and a cash bar and all the games and activities you could want under one roof!

Southside social is a family-friendly boutique bowling alley with 10 lanes of bowling and 3 bars. We offer lounge seating with flat-screen televisions. in addition to our bowling, southside social offers indoor gaming area with pool tables, skee ball, ping pong, shuffleboard, giant jenga and more. We also have an outdoor courtyard with casual seating, fire pits, bocce ball court, horse shoes, and corn hole. Southside Social offers an exclusive atmosphere which creates an exuberant experience. 

It's a short 10-15 minute walk to the venue.  


Wednesday March 8, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Southside Social 1818 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
 
Thursday, March 9
 

7:30am

GIS/CAMA Conference Committee Meeting
Interested in participating as an active member of the 2018 GIS/CAMA Conference planning committee?

Attend this meeting to get the scoop and volunteer! We need volunteers to help with abstract review, session development and programming needs. A monthly conference call and on-site planning meeting (Houston, September) will facilitate the process. 

The 2018 conference will take place March 19-22 in Houston.

A continental breakfast will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Dan Cypert

Dan Cypert

Division Administrator - Ratio Studies, Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department
Mainly responsible for performing ratio studies on the 75 counties in Arkansas once they complete their reappraisal projects to ensure that they are in compliance with state standards. Previously, was the Chief Deputy Assessor at Washington County, Arkansas. Currently serve on the GIS/CAMA Conference Content committee and IAAO's Chapters and Affiliates committee.
avatar for Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Rachel Parrinello, GISP

Sr Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Boulder County (Colorado) Assessor
I like making sense of complicated CAMA data and teaching others. My goal is to understand complex CAMA data relationships, to create efficient and repeatable data mining processes for large CAMA datasets with new products for our Assessor's Office, and to use GIS as a tool for better understanding the spatial meaning and patterns within our CAMA data.


Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Room 7

8:30am

Concepts of an Eastern City and Western City
This session will explore ways that two large jurisdictions solve modeling and valuation concerns.  One jurisdiction will discuss the way they include revaluation based on an MRA model, ultimately creating more efficient workflow processes.  The other jurisdiction will share the method they use to determine sub-market boundaries.

Session Moderator: Angela Hill, Faulkner County Arkansas Assessor, Conway, AR

  • Integrating Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) into a CAMA System: Experiences from the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office
    David Whiterell, RES, CAMA Supervisor, Maricopa County Assessor's Office, Phoenix, AZ
    Jennifer Rearich, Regression Modeler, Maricopa County Assessor's Office, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sub-neighborhood Determination and Baseline Value Based on Geographical Grouping
    Min Zhu, Senior Property and GIS Modeler, New York City Department of Finance, New York, NY
    Jiuxu Cui, City Research Scientist, New York City Department of Finance, New York, NY

Moderators
avatar for Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Assessor, Faulkner County
I have worked for the Faulkner County Assessor's Office for 27 years and was elected Assessor in 2012. My first position for the office was in personal property, then I was promoted to processing deed transfers. At that time we did not do any mapping. I started mapping each deed description on 1/4 section plat sheets as new deeds were filed, that was in 1989. We have come a long way since then. We still have and use the original paper maps... Read More →

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 Jennifer Rearich

Jennifer Rearich

CAMA Regression Modeler, Maricopa County Assessor's Office
Jennifer joined the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office in January 2012 where she spent one year as a Residential Appraiser before becoming a CAMA Regression Modeler. She holds a B.S. in Urban Planning from Arizona State University and an M.Phil in Planning, Growth, and Regeneration from the University of Cambridge. In addition to mass appraisal modeling, she is also interested in GIS, housing and urban development issues, and trends in big data... Read More →
avatar for David Whiterell, RES

David Whiterell, RES

CAMA Supervisor, Maricopa County Assessors Office
David Whiterell is the CAMA Supervisor for the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office CAMA Division. His Job is to manage the unit that develops and calibrates statistical valuation models using multiple regression analysis. | | David Has over 25 years of appraisal industry experience, and a broad knowledge and comprehension of the principles, practices, and theories used in property appraisal and valuation, management, assessment office... 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 four 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, urban and economic related studies, geographical hotspot and boundary analysis and GIS related web app development.



Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 4

8:30am

Dark Stores: What to Do?

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.


Session Moderator: Pat O’Connor, President, O'Connor Consulting Inc, Plano, TX

  • Dark Sales Theory: Is it the Proper Valuation Method?
    Robert Lee, Attorney, Lee Law Firm, Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Tax Appeal Appraisals on Triple Net Big Box Properties
    Ben Sellers, MAI, Sellers & Associates, Clinton, TN

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 for assessment authorities and AVMs for private sector clients.   Mr. O’Connor has provided consulting services, performed real estate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Attorney, Lee Law Firm
Robert is a sole practitioner in Mt. Juliet and Franklin, Tennessee specializing in property tax and assessment law. He currently represents several local governments in property assessment issues covering valuation, classification, exemption as well as the day to day operations of assessment issues. Robert also practices small estate planning and probate. | Robert retired after 30-year of service in the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller... Read More →
avatar for Ben Sellers

Ben Sellers

Associate Appraiser, Sellers & Associates
Benjamin R. Sellers, MAI is with Sellers & Associates, a real estate valuation and advisory firm who provides a diverse range of services, to corporations, governments, institutions, law firms, and private clients. Mr. Sellers graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2003 with a BBA in Finance and in 2006 from Texas A&M University with a Master’s degree in Land Economics and Real Estate. He earned his MAI designation in 2014 and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 6

8:30am

When Disaster Strikes
This presentation will look at applying GIS/CAMA Data in Support efforts both before and after disasters strike. Real-world examples being developed and others already implemented will be shared. Are collaboration, financial and political incentives the keys to success?

Session Moderator: Alex Hepp, Director Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc.

  • Sevier County TN's Response to the Gatlinburg Wildfires
    Stacey Whaley, Sevier County GIS Director, Tennessee 
  • Developing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan with Parcel Data
    Professor Yu Zhou, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Moderators
avatar for Alex Hepp

Alex Hepp

Director, Assessment, Cyclomedia
High Resolution Street-level Imagery

Speakers
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Stacey Whaley

Sevier County GIS Director, Sevier County
avatar for Yu Zhou

Yu Zhou

Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University
Mr. Zhou is an associate professor at Department of Geography, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 5

8:30am

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Room 11

10:30am

National Parcel Database Summit

Extra IncentiveThimgan & 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!

Panelists:
Nancy von Meyer – Fairview Industries
Neal Carpenter – The Sidwell Company
Brent Jones – Esri
Jerry Paffendorf – LOVELAND Technologies
Pat Santoso – Axiomatic 


Speakers
avatar for Neal Carpenter

Neal Carpenter

President, CEO, 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 on land records related topics for various state assessment organizations. He has served for several years as the IAAO delegate to COGO. | Sidwell – a 100... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Santoso, GISP

Patrick Santoso, GISP

Principal, Axiomatic
avatar for Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems.  Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Nancy von Meyer

Nancy von Meyer

GIS Scientist, Fairview Industries
Nancy von Meyer, PLS, PE, GISP, is vice president of Fairview Industries, Inc., specializing in developing | land records information systems and developing sustainable partnerships and collaborations for shared data | stewardship. Dr. von Meyer is a nationally recognized leader in land records and use of cadastral information | for decision support. She has been at Fairview Industries since 1983 and has over 25 years of GIS system | design and... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Paffendorf

Jerry Paffendorf

CEO & Co-Founder, LOVELAND Technologies
Jerry Paffendorf is co-founder and CEO of LOVELAND Technologies, a property mapping and data company based in Detroit, Michigan with a mission to map every parcel of property on the planet. Visitors to makeloveland.com can freely explore more than 130 million US parcels covering where 95% of Americans live, and customers can work with and add to this data in their own private workspace. LOVELAND started out mapping blight, foreclosure, and... Read More →



Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom HIJ

1:00pm

Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park Tour
In north Georgia and south Tennessee, Union and Confederate armies clashed during the fall of 1863 in some of the hardest fighting of the Civil War. The prize was Chattanooga, a key rail center and the gateway to the heart of the Confederacy.

In September 1863 the Union Army of the Cumberland was routed at the Battle of Chickamauga and retreated into Chattanooga. Over the next two months Confederate forces besieged the trapped Union army. Finally, in late November 1863 the Union army won a series of battles around Chattanooga and drove the Confederates south into Georgia. Learn more about the peopleplaces, and stories that shape the history of Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park.

On Thursday afternoon, we are thrilled to offer an optional (no-cost) tour to visit the Chickamauga Battlefield and are pleased to announce that we will also have the services of a Battlefield guide. 

The tour will begin at 1:00 PM with a brief visit to the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center to see a film and the exhibits and then get out on the battlefield.  

We’ll have a signup sheet at the conference registration desk during the week. If interested, sign-up by Tuesday afternoon.  When signing up, please indicate whether or not you have a car and if you are willing to drive other interested individuals to the site. This is an un-hosted and no-fee optional event and we’re not providing transportation. Carpooling is encouraged as much as possible. The tour of the battlefield itself requires transportation, as it is extensive.

Directions to the Visitor Center

CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD

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.



Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chickamauga Battle Field 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742