PARK RIDGE, IL - URISA and IAAO are accepting abstract submissions for the 14th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference. The conference-for Professionals in Property Assessment, Tax Administration, Mapping and Information Technology-will take place in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 8-11, 2010. The theme for the conference is “Changing Values in Changing Times – Economic Influences on Property Valuation”.

The Committee has specified four general program tracks for the conference and has provided topic ideas for each (please note that all abstracts will be considered for the program - whether or not they fit directly into one of these tracks):

1. Economics and Assessment - Presentations within this NEW track will address timely topics related to today’s economic situation including funding assessor operations on fees, revenue models adjustments for declining markets, property tax caps - pros and cons, and the long term affects of foreclosures on market value.

2. Professional Development & Management Strategies - This track is designed for individuals involved with managing GIS and/or assessor offices, as well as those trying to increase their core knowledge. From hiring and retaining employees, to strategizing on how to best manage your GIS and CAMA environments, to seeing what other counties are doing, this track will provide a wealth of insight on how to get the most out of your people and your technology.

3. Property Valuation & Modeling Techniques - CAMA modeling has come a long way. What are the methods and results of mathematical models used in the appraisal of property? The presentations in this track focus on the use of location in models, visual display of results with GIS, advanced modeling techniques, 3-D visualization and other related topics.

4. Technologies & Techniques - Stay ahead of the curve and get the most return on the GIS investment. Take a look at the road to Enterprise GIS, best practices, new and emerging technologies, the latest in Web development, mitigating technological changes, LiDAR visualization, viewpoints on the Cadastral Fabric, and more. A review committee of IAAO and URISA members will organize an educational program based on the abstracts submitted through the Call for Presentations. Abstract submissions will be accepted until October 5, 2009.

The link directly to the Call for Presentations is: www.urisa.org/conferences/2010gis_cama


About IAAO - The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a non-profit research and educational association. Established in 1934, IAAO’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal as well as property tax policy and administration through professional development, education, research and technical assistance. For more information, visit www.iaao.org

About URISA - The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. URISA is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. For more information, visit www.urisa.org