URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) announced the program details for the 18th annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference on Feb. 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Fla.

GIS/CAMA 2014 will begin with three full-day workshops:

  • GIS Strategic Planning
  • Introduction to Valuation and Spatial Analysis
  • Interpretation of Real Property Descriptions (presented in cooperation with the Florida Association of Cadastral Mappers)

The program also includes 18 concurrent sessions with three education tracks:

  • Get It Done: At a time when budgets and staff sizes are dwindling, getting your work done better and more efficiently is critical. Presentations in this track are designed to give you ideas for improving processes from field data collection to data integrity.
  • Run the Numbers: Accurate and equitable valuations are the cornerstone of an assessment office. Learn new ways of analyzing data and take away the lessons learned from statistical models that are being used all over the world.
  • Serve It Up: Public confidence can rise and fall based on effective sharing and communication of property data and values with taxpayers, businesses, and other entities. Let peers show you how they have stepped up to the challenge and changed the ways or methods they utilize, display, and communicate data.

The conference will feature three keynote/plenary sessions: “Washed Away: Lessons Learned from the 1,000-Year Rain in Boulder County, Colorado” (Tuesday keynote); “St. Johns River Water Management District Land Assessment Project: a GIS-based Analysis” (Wednesday plenary session); and “How Unmanned Systems Can Help with Aerial Imagery” (Thursday closing plenary).

Complete conference details are posted online. Discounted early registration fees are offered until Jan. 6, 2014.