Robert Cheetham, CEO Azavea
What got you hooked on GIS? For me, it was more than just being able to see stuff on a map – it was the ability to transform geographic data in ways that enabled me to see something new or shed new light on some aspect of my environment.
Whether you use ArcGIS ModelBuilder, GRASS or IDRISI, you have probably done this type of data analysis with a variety of desktop software tools. So why have these types of capabilities been relatively rare in web and mobile applications? The answer is speed and scalability - it has generally required too much time to calculate a viewshed, combine a pile of rasters into a weighted overlay, compute a watershed or generate slope and aspect from elevation data.
The past few years has seen rapid evolution of online mapping systems. These “cloud” software systems have brought digital mapping software to the public with a simple and responsive user experience. However, while providing incredible utility, both existing workstation geospatial software and cloud mapping tools fall far short of what is required to support either broad access to spatial analysis capabilities or spatial thinking and analysis.But new technology and services are beginning to make it possible to move beyond basic mapping on the web. This talk will discuss recent changes in web technology and how cloud computing are making possible new applications.
Using GIS Data to Support Property Assessments
Tim Bross, Sales Solution Consultant
Tyler’s iasWorld® is the most comprehensive appraisal and tax administration software in the market, offering a complete Web-based, GIS-enabled toolset for managing the entire property tax life cycle. iasWorld helps streamline Assessment offices across the country by leveraging full integration with Esri® ArcGIS® spatial map servers for complete visualization of property appraisal information. During this presentation, Tyler representatives will discuss and demonstrate how assessment offices use iasWorld to create interactive, information-rich maps and use this spatial information to improve valuation, support decisions and perform important data analysis.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services. For 75 years strong, Tyler’s Appraisal & Tax Division has been the trusted provider of integrated appraisal software and services to more than 1,300 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.