First technology to combine location intelligence with CAMA to improve appraisals
Niagara Falls, ON, IAAO Conference–September 9, 2019 – Esri Canada is excited to announce the debut of Assessment Analyst® – GAMA, the world’s ﬁrst Geographic-Assisted Mass Appraisal (GAMA) system which has unprecedented analytical capabilities for real-time, uniform valuation of properties.
This deep platform has evolved from traditional CAMA and when combined with GIS, has resulted in the best of both standalone systems. Assessment Analyst – GAMA integrates CAMA with GIS natively into a single system, combining spatial data with advanced analysis, giving richer, more equitable valuations.
The fourth most populous county in the United States, Maricopa County in Arizona, a leader in their use of GIS with CAMA and a long-time Esri partner, wanted to employ a cloud-based solution with both geospatial data and workflow actively integrated into the user experience. The Maricopa County Assessor’s Oﬃce will be the launch customer for Assessment Analyst – GAMA.
“This next-generation Geographic-Assisted Mass Appraisal solution, slated to go live in August 2020 will allow us to enhance both employee and constituent experiences while keeping our oﬃce more transparently engaged with other government entities. Our work with Esri Canada is leading edge in the industry and brings beneﬁts to many agencies in the greater Phoenix area,” says Eric Bails, CTO for the Maricopa County Assessor.
“It’s important for assessments to be uniform and this new system allows people to standardize workﬂows for more consistent, uniform outcomes and that makes for higher efficiency,” says Managing Director, Assessments with Esri Canada, Michael Lomax. “GAMA allows better collaboration, task assignments and process follow-up using an integrated workﬂow engine to accomplish much more.”
How GAMA can help you:
Conduct in-depth searches - Search an area, land or parcel characteristic using selection sets, sales history, comparable sets and other tools.
Access property details - Explore parcel summary, ownership details, building and improvements, characteristics and more.
GIS-centric sketching - Sketch directly inside a GIS environment. Use aerial photography to conduct change detection to locate new property assets.
Built-in valuation - Speciﬁc workﬂows in GAMA can be conﬁgured to the organization, team or individual users’ level.
Comprehensive auditing - Value properties accurately and consistently in a repeatable manner to ensure uniform and fair valuations using Cost, Income, Market or Regression approaches.
3D visualization - Visualizing properties in 3D enhances appraisers’ ability to conduct fair and accurate assessments.
Assessment Analyst - GAMA is built on ArcGIS, the world's leading geographic information system from Esri. Many assessment authorities have seen a 9:1 ROI from Esri Canada Assessment solutions.
About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in business, government and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. These solutions enable organizations to better manage their resources, plan their future and collaborate within and beyond their organization. Esri Canada’s products and services help advance successful digital transformation. The company serves 12,000 organizations from 16 offices across Canada and is based in Toronto. In 2019, Esri Canada achieved Platinum Club status with the Canada's Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more and in 2016 was named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. More information can be found at esri.ca. Follow Esri Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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