Conference GIS Session Descriptions

Monday, September 25, 2017

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

GIS Does That! GIS Concepts for Assessment Professionals
Daniel J. Fasteen, PhD, Dakota County, MN
The visual representation of spatial data is essential to any Assessors Office in understanding factors that influence value, as well as ensuring uniformity and quality assurance of property characteristics. This session will provide an introductory perspective of both desk-top GIS and web-based GIS for analyzing assessment data.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Construction of a Visibility Measure for CAMA Modeling
Jah-Vin Vaughan, New York, NY
This presentation focuses on leveraging and maximizing software potential in property assessment process using streetview imagery and GIS software.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Everything You Wanted to Know About Modeling
Paul E. Bidanset, MA, PhD (Candidate), Virginia Beach, VA
"Modeling" can be an intimidating word that conjures images of code, Greek symbols, and ivory towers; this presentation will bridge the gap between modelers and non-modelers by explaining not just "what" models do, but how they do it, with zero jargon or mathematical formulas.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Impact of Major Construction on Nearby Property Values
Richard A. Borst, PhD, Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Stephen D. White, Cobb County, GA
The construction of the new Atlanta Braves baseball stadium in Cobb County, Georgia is used to illustrate a methodology to detect changes in value over time in the area surrounding the stadium. By applying common GIS thematic mapping techniques and advanced spatio-temporal modeling methods, the overall effect that a major building investment has on an area may be quantified.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Alternative Uses of Mass Appraisal Data in Lithuania
Ruta Kliunkiene, MA, State Enterprise Centre of Registers
This presentation will demonstrate a range of alternative uses for Lithuania’s mass valuation system: meeting other (non-taxation) state economic needs, providing sales data to property professionals and publishing comprehensive property data online for public use.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Agricultural AVM's: Feasibility and Relevance
Paul E. Bidanset, MA, PhD (Candidate), Virginia Beach, VA
Automated valuation models (AVM's) are common throughout residential, commercial, and even industrial mass appraisal valuation approaches. This presentation will evaluate the feasibility and relevance of using AVM's to determine the market value of agricultural properties.

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