Esri, IAAO partner to offer software to new members

Esri and IAAO announced a partnership to allow new members of IAAO to have yearlong access to Esri’s ArcGIS platform.

The partnership between Esri and IAAO will deliver ArcGIS for one year to every new member who joins IAAO until Sept. 31, 2020.

The new members will have access to ArcGIS for use at home for noncommercial, personal use. To learn more, visit go.esri.com/esri-iaao-grant. “We’re proud of our partnership with Esri,” said Tim Boncoskey, 2019 IAAO president.

“Delivering GIS software to new IAAO members is just one of the many benefits of membership. Leveraging these new capabilities will help assessors keep up with the changing expectations and demands of the modern assessor.”

There are increasing public expectations on assessors to deliver to the public and other government agencies fair, equitable, and uniform property assessments and accurate property data, and to share that data using modern, map-based technology. This ArcGIS grant will enable assessors to learn how to better analyze sales data and see results. It will also allow them to communicate this information with the public through maps, open data, and hub websites.

The ArcGIS platform, which new IAAO members will now have access to, helps assessors better understand and easily visualize the impact of sales, foreclosures, and assessment appeals.

“Many governments are looking at ways to improve performance and modernize how they interact with their constituents,” said Brent Jones, Esri land records industry manager.

“GIS plays a key role in enabling this improvement, and we’re happy to work with IAAO to make this happen.”

Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies.