Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for GIS/ValTech 2022


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URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to invite workshop and presentation proposals for the milestone 25th Annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference taking place next March in New Orleans. This conference has been the favorite annual event for Assessors and the GIS professionals who apply technology to make property assessment and tax administration more accurate and efficient for a quarter of a century. The conference will feature an abundance of workshops, educational sessions, panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with partners and fellow attendees.

Full and half-day workshop proposals are encouraged.

Suggested Workshop Topics:

Using Your GIS/Assessment Data to Analyze Equity in Valuation

Ratio Studies

Using Assessor’s Data for Emergency Management and Response

Application Scripting and Development

IAAO One-Day Forums

URISA Certified Workshops

Parcel/Cadastral Mapping

Introduction to Modeling

Introduction to GIS


Use of UAVs/Drones

Data Quality Management/Metadata

Model Development and Refinement

USPAP 7-Hour Update

Using Statistical Software with GIS Data

GIS/CAMA Integration

CAMA Data Mining—Real Life Examples—Tips & Tricks

Geostatistical Analysis

What Every Assessor Needs to Know About GIS

What Every GIS Professional Needs to Know About Assessment

Social Media for Assessor’s Offices

Management Topics for Elected Officials

Professional Development & Certification

ArcGIS Applications & Topics

Parcel Fabric Tips & Tricks

Other topics of interest to the community

For details and an online workshop proposal submission form, visit

Presentation proposals are encouraged in several formats, from lightning talks to complete sessions. The conference planning committee will organize content into the following tracks:

GIS Technologies: GIS technologies have become essential to the field of property assessment, and this track examines the latest innovations in the geospatial industry supporting the work of assessors.

Modeling & Valuation: This track covers valuation topics including modeling, valuation methodologies, machine learning, data visualization, and manipulation, as well as ratio studies. The track will also feature sessions on reappraisal as well as best practice case studies on the application of methodologies.

Leadership Development & Policy: Managing a GIS, assessment system, or a team of appraisers, cadastral mappers or GIS technicians requires more than just technical capabilities. This track contains essential presentations to help guide you through GIS planning, understanding changing policy, emerging technology, and developing soft skills to enhance your leadership abilities.

Following are some suggested program topics to consider:

COVID-Impacts on Values (Residential and Commercial)

COVID- Impacts on Workflow


Gentrification Impacts on Communities

Data Visualizations

The Impact of Climate Change on Housing Markets and Assessments

GIS Technologies

Management and Leadership

Open Records Issues

Parcel/Cadastral Mapping

Computer Vision and Machine Learning (Artificial Intelligence)

Data Aggregation and Sharing

Solutions for Small Jurisdictions

Safety in the Field

Integrating GIS and CAMA Data

Automated Valuation Models

Next Generation 911- The role your data plays

Using Assessor’s CAMA Data & GIS for Emergency Planning and Response

Mobile & Cloud Solutions

Property Valuation

Data Collection

Special Property Types

Innovations/Outside the Box Applications

Future-Looking Topics/Trends to Watch

International Topics

Case Studies of Assessment and Parcel Workflows

State-Assessed Value Allocation

Parcel Fabric

Tools for Appeals


Use of UAVs/Drones

Mentoring the Next Generation

GISP Certification

Succession Planning

Tax Policy Issues

Other topics of interest to the community

The list is not meant to be restrictive, but is provided to stimulate ideas. All proposals received will be reviewed and considered for the program.

For details and an online presentation proposal submission form, visit

Workshop and Presentation Proposal Submissions are due on or before September 15, 2021.

For complete details about guidelines, presentation formats to consider, a presenter's schedule, and online submission forms, visit

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