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News

Our Family Tree Is Blooming!

Please help us welcome Brazos Central Appraisal District and Orange County Appraisal District to the BIS family!

BIS Consulting is proud to provide both Brazos CAD and Orange CAD with GIS Interactive Map services and IT services as well as Property Search and Website Hosting.

Gray CAD joined the BIS family in August and have now expanded their services to include Website and Email Hosting.

We are very excited to see our BIS family grow bigger and stretch further across the state.

All three websites are now live! Click to view:

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Gray CAD Joins The BIS Family!

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Please join us in welcoming our newest client, Gray County Appraisal District, to the BIS family. We are excited to be their provider for GIS maintenance and Online Maps. Gray county is located in the panhandle of Texas and has a population of around 22,000. Once the online maps are live both taxpayers and the appraisal district will benefit from the built in mapping tools.

Searching for a property is just the beginning! Not only will they have the ability to measure and draw, but they can also select a section of the map and have the ownership information downloaded straight into a spreadsheet. For more information visit our interactive webmap site here.

Looking for a downloadable GIS map of Gray county?  Click here.

Mineral Account Owner Confidentiality

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At BIS Consulting we want to keep you informed of important changes that take place especially when it comes to legal issues and compliance with the law.  Two CADs this week have received letters from the Attorney General based on mineral accounts being shown on Property Search.  They were basically told that the mineral owners, addresses and percent of ownership should not be shown on the website.

If you are a BIS Property Search client just know that we are looking into solutions for CADs that would like to have their mineral account information removed from the website. If you don’t use our Property Search and you’d like the mineral information removed we suggest checking with your software vendor to find a solution.

We will keep you posted as we get more information.

BIS Helps Volunteer Fire Departments With Mapping Needs

Local volunteer fire departments are looking to our GIS department for services ranging from digitizing VFD boundaries to analyzing data for determining the market value of land and improvements contained within the fire districts. The National Fire Protection Association states that 69% of firefighter in the United States are volunteers. BIS Consulting appreciates the dedication and service of these men and women. We are proud to be the source for their mapping needs.

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Looking for GIS Technician

BIS is a private company specializing in contracted IT & GIS and is located near Dallas Texas. We are a premier provider of contracted IT and GIS services to appraisal districts and small government agencies in Texas. Our GIS team is doing so well we are growing and need another rock star team member. In this roll your primary responsibility would be the creation and maintenance of spatial data, mainly surface parcels (property boundaries) and other related spatial data. You would function on a team, in a supportive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
In order to be successful, the new GIS Technician needs to have a Bachelor’s degree in Geography or GIS and have knowledge of ESRI ArcMap desktop software, data creation, spatial and attribute editing, cartography, etc. This roll is heavy in reading and interpreting legal documents, deeds, surveyor notes, metes and bounds descriptions, etc and requires an increased attention to detail. Any previous experience with ESRI software, the Texas land survey system and geodatabases is a plus.
Competitive pay, company holidays and PTO. Health insurance is offered after probationary period.
If interested, please send a resume to Aaron Kreag, GISP – GIS Director akreag@bisconsultants.com
Sorry – No phone calls, no relocation, no visa sponsorships

BIS Conference App Is HERE!

If you are coming to the BIS Technology Conference in December then this app is for you! Not only will you stay up to date with all the latest conference info but you’ll be able to set your schedule, view a list of attendees, read more about presenters and so much more. This app will be an invaluable tool once you’re at the conference. You won’t have schedule printouts to lose keep up with. You’ll just need the device you’d typically carry with you already.   There is no downloading required and works on ALL devices.

Go to schedule.bisconsultants.com on your phone, tablet, or pc to view the conference info and see who else is attending. Once you have finished the registration and payment process you will be sent a login so you can customize your schedule.

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Come See Us At TAAO

BIS Consulting will be at the TAAO conference at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving August 30-September 2nd. Make plans to stop by our booth!

Upcoming Deadlines From The State

The state comptroller sent a reminder out today concerning EARS and EPTS submissions. In case you missed the email click HERE

To sum up the email, August 1st is the deadline for all Electronic Property Transaction Submissions (EPTS). Districts that have fewer than 200,000 taxable parcels but more than 10,000 must submit the  Electronic Appraisal Roll Submission (EARS) by  August 1st while all others have a deadline of September 1st.

Lee CAD’s Website Goes Live

 

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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.

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.

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