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Lee CAD’s Website Goes Live



On July 1st BIS Consulting was proud to unveil Lee Central Appraisal District’s website. The CAD and the taxpayers now have an amazing tool to use to easily stay connected and informed. In addition to having access to current forms, updated calendars and the latest tax information BIS products like Online Protest, Online Property Search and Online Maps will all become invaluable tools for both the CAD and the taxpayer.

Click here to view Lee CAD’s new website.

Adding Alerts To Your Website

Keeping your taxpayers informed is providing great customer service. Your website provides a way to alert your taxpayers quickly when something is changing at the office. Reporting weather closures and holiday closures has never been simpler with your BIS hosted website. Click  HERE for steps on updating the home page of your site.

Social Media Policy Template

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Need a social media  policy for your office? Here’s a good starting point. This template is provided free by ArchiveSocial, a company that will provide social media archiving to comply with state and federal laws. You don’t need to use their service to use the template, it just gives you a great starting place to put a policy in action for your office.

Click here to view the template

Flooding Recovery Efforts Aided By BIS Consulting’s GIS Team

After the recent Texas flooding and devastation BIS Consulting was contacted by area disaster personnel; Aaron Kreag and the GIS team collaborated on GIS solutions to help coordinate and facilitate search and rescue efforts.  BIS voluntarily provided unlimited access to data and ESRI map services for consumption in applications and maps used during the recovery operation.  Recognizing a gap and need in our state, BIS is planning an expansion of our involvement in domestic humanitarian and public safety initiatives.

House Bill 394 – Remove the Over 65 exemption from the Online Property Search


House Bill 394 was signed by the governor in June, therefore, starting September 1, 2015 tax appraisal records online can no longer reflect the age of the taxpayer in any way.

No worries…if you are a BIS client we’ve got you covered. In order to comply we are currently working to remove the Over 65 exemption from the Online Property Search and we’ll have it in place before September 1st.

More information


County Map Books Now Available


GIS Maintenance customers are now able to obtain County Map Books from the GIS/Mapping team at BIS.  Emails with links and instructions were recently sent.  If you did not get one, have any questions or would like to make some suggestions please send us an email at GISsupport@bisconsultants.com  If you have a custom map request we can help with those too, please get in touch!

Early Nerd Registration is Now Open!

Join us at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Frisco, Texas for our first annual technology conference! Conference highlights include: LIVE Entertainment, Open Bar, Reception Dinner, Hot & Fresh Breakfasts, Caricature Artist and more!

Attracting attendees from local government entities, the 2015 BIS Technology Conference will also provide an informative and educational curriculum on information technology, geographic information systems and website services.

Register today!


BIS Presents At SCAUG Conference This Week

The GIS team will be at the SCAUG (South Central Arc User Group) conference this week which is taking place in Addison. Our GIS director was asked to speak about the major ESRI upgrade and migration that took place last year. SCAUG is an organization that helps users of ESRI’s GIS software in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi. BIS is proud to be a part of this conference!

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Let Our GIS Team Save You Money

With the price of US crude below $50/barrel E&P companies are looking for ways to cut costs, improve efficiency and boost production.  Our GIS team has over 7 years’ experience building and maintaining oil and gas geographic information systems, mineral and surface parcels data, ownership and deed research, units, well data, competitor data, presentations and conducting data analysis as part of the merger and acquisition process.  If you are an exploration & production company, minerals acquisition, holding company or operator and you would like to maintain your GIS/mapping data without the burden of an entire onsite team, take a look at our annual GIS subscription plans.  We can maintain your data and maps for less than the cost of one full time employee!

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