Assessment agencies in Canada are under intense pressure to deliver high levels of service with fixed financial resources while ensuring that valuation products are accurate and up-to-date.  To achieve this goal and gain efficiencies, assessment jurisdictions are turning to GIS which vastly improves the ability to conduct mass appraisals. 

However, a lack of true integration between CAMA and GIS systems can create performance gaps, as data is pushed and pulled between two systems. Furthermore, there often exist knowledge silos between appraisers and the GIS professionals they work with.  This can cause the true capabilities of a GIS system to remain unutilized.

Esri Canada offers a suite of services and solutions that effectively close this gap. With more than three decades of expertise in the assessment industry, we’ll work closely with you to geo-enable your data, build custom applications to solve a particular challenge, configure a mobile solution that allows information to flow from office to field and much more.

By combining our advanced technology solutions such as Assessment Analyst with in-depth assessment experience, you benefit from a complete, integrated solution designed to improve workflows, find missing tax base and/or tax revenue and significantly enhance the accuracy of your valuation products.

Limited staff presents a challenge to uniformly canvas residential properties in our county. Assessment Analyst provides an efficient means for us to systematically review all residential records using existing imagery and GIS maps. As well, it helps us comply with IAAO standards for property review without adding staff.

Steven Hunt, Real Property Tax Manager, County of Kaua’i

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Areas of Focus

Mobile Data Collection
GIS facilitates mobile data collection including building sketches which can be entered directly into the database, improving the consistency of data.

Simplified Data Management & Maintenance
Better integration of GIS and CAMA allows for spatial display, analysis and linkages to valuation entries without having to transfer data between multiple systems.

Intuitive Visualization & Analysis
View properties from many different angles, analyze the 3D spatial effects of location, view, property characteristics such as exposure to sun and identify data discrepancies.

Enhanced Data Cleansing & Auditing
Detect and resolve data errors on-the-fly. Conduct measurements, make corrections to the corresponding data and see the valuation effects.    

Regulatory Compliance
Using GIS solutions makes it easier to comply with reassessment and re-inventory standards set by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

Solution
Assessment Analyst is a powerful data creation, data maintenance and data analytics application that integrates building sketches, imagery, data and analytics. It fully integrates GIS with CAMA.

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