Geographic Information Systems and the Importance of Location: Integrating Property and Place for Better Informed Decision Making

David Mcilhatton, Michael J. McCord, Peadar Davis, Martin Haran

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Abstract

Geographical information systems (GIS) and geographic information are terms often referred to in the mass appraisal of property for taxation purposes. This chapter presents an informative and evaluative discussion on both the importance of geographic information and the benefits of GIS based computer-aided mass appraisal (CAMA) methodologies. It first provides a brief introduction to the concept of GIS. Then, the chapter presents an overview of the importance of location based data and the main concepts of GIS. The role of GIS for CAMA is further examined. The integration of GIS and CAMA makes it possible to improve the analytical capabilities of the appraisal methodology by providing a mechanism to view, query, manage and model the spatial data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Primer on Property Tax: Administration and Policy
PublisherBlackwell
Pages339-357
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405126496
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appraisal
  • CAMA
  • Geographic information
  • GIS
  • Location
  • Modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Mcilhatton, D., McCord, M. J., Davis, P., & Haran, M. (2012). Geographic Information Systems and the Importance of Location: Integrating Property and Place for Better Informed Decision Making. In A Primer on Property Tax: Administration and Policy (pp. 339-357). Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118454343.ch15