Abstracts Sought for 2012 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

July 27, 2011  (Des Plaines, IL) -  The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) are pleased to announce the 16th Annual GIS/CAMA (Geographic Information Systems / Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal) Technologies Conference, to be held March 12-15, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas.

The educational program is developed through a review of submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, and lightning talks and has proposed a list of suggested topics for consideration (all abstracts received will be reviewed and considered for the conference program regardless of the list below):

·         Modeling unstable markets using advanced techniques

·         Funding assessment operations and projects

·         Mobile technology in action

·         Raising public understanding – New ways of showing the public what we do and how we do it

·         Best practices and lessons learned

·         Technology implementations

·         GIS in crisis – Sharing data instantly using GIS when nature wreaks havoc

·         For Better or For Worse – Keeping staff engaged in the face of cutbacks and other workforce development challenges

·         ROI – Resource or technology investments that paid off

·         On the Up and Up - Tales of recovery after economic or natural disaster

·         The best idea we had this year was…

·         Mineral rights – big business or bust?

·         Public data versus privacy rights

·         Utilizing GIS tools for appeals

·         Going viral – using YouTube and other social media

·         Parcel Numbering

·         Web interfaces - from electronic submission of appeals to comparable sales maps for public use

·         Statistical models for commercial property

·         Personal property from PCs to wind farms

·         From the Alamo to Australia –National and international valuation models

·         Utilizing GIS for change detection

·         Geospatial valuation tips and tricks

·         GIS in the ‘Cloud’

·         The value of ‘Green’ construction

·         IGNITE – 5-7 minute presentations on anything and everything GIS and CAMA

Abstract submissions will be accepted until September 23, 2011. The link to the Call for Presentations and general conference information is: http://www.urisa.org/conferences/2012gis_cama


Wendy Nelson
Executive Director
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