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News

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!

Llano CAD Joins The BIS Family!

Join us in welcoming Llano Central Appraisal District to the BIS family!

We are excited to be providing them with IT Services, GIS Services as well as a brand new Website. All of our teams are involved in getting their services up and running.  Their website will have Property Search built in as well as an Interactive Map and Online Protest software. Just in time for protest season! With IT Services Llano CAD will have the peace of mind knowing their data is being protected as well as having access to an incredible tech support team. GIS services will provide Llano with their exclusive online interactive map, keep up with ongoing map maintenance and provide printed maps as needed. Even with all these top notch, cutting edge services the best part of BIS Consulting is still the second to none Customer Service. We pride ourselves on taking care of our clients…because, they’re our family. Welcome Llano CAD!

Switch and Save!

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If you switch ANY service to BIS Consulting by January 1, 2016 you can choose a free Online Interactive Web Map or Online Property Search for the remainder of 2015! Click the image above to learn more!

City of Brady Contracts BIS for GIS Services

The City of Brady in McCulloch County, Texas recently contracted with BIS Consultants for GIS Support and Services, as well as the build and hosting of an online interactive web map.  This project is being done in conjunction with multiple city departments and the McCulloch County Appraisal District.  It is a perfect example of interagency collaboration resulting in the most prudent use of public funds by way of a pooled resource model.  We look forward to partnering with the City of Brady on this endeavor.

Protest Time Is Around The Corner

It’s the start of the busiest time of year for most appraisal districts…protest time. At BIS Consulting we want to help make sure that you are prepared and have everything ready so you are able to smoothly get through this crazy time of year.

How does BIS help Appraisal Districts remove some of the headache of Protest season?

We’ve created Online Protest Software that is easy for the taxpayer and district but is packed with helpful features. BIS works with you and your printer to create Pins for e-protest accounts. In addition to this if you are an IT client our team will contact you and make sure your projector, computer and audio recording equipment is ready for protest season.

If you are currently an e-protest client you will be receiving an email with some very important information.

If you aren’t an e-protest client yet, click here to learn more.  Or better yet contact one of our current e-protest clients and ask them about it.

For more information contact bkay@bisconsultants.com

GIS Team to Attend GIS/CAMA Conference This Week

Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed  -Mia Hamm

At BIS Consulting we are never satisfied to stay right where we are. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our services to our clients, to continue to grow and learn and raise the bar. To that end, we are sending two of our GIS team members to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this week to attend the GIS/CAMA conference.

This is an annual conference for professionals in property assessment, tax administration, mapping and information technology. They will be attending classes ranging from GIS/CAMA integration to Creating Configurable Applications. They will also have a chance to network with other GIS professionals in this field which provides an invaluable amount of information since you are able to ask what works best and find out what doesn’t first hand from those that have used these tools already in their business.

We are excited to send these two off to soak up all this information and bring it back to us!

At BIS we are proud to offer top notch GIS services. We offer everything from helping you setup your GIS department to map data conversion to GIS support to mobile maps and everything in between. To see all of the GIS capabilities that BIS Consulting  has to offer please visit www.gisforcama.com

Google Is Making Changes…

At BIS Consulting we try to stay on top of the constantly changing technology world so we can keep you informed. Last week Google announce that they are making some Google Earth changes so we went straight to our GIS director, Aaron Kreag, for some insight on this and to see if it would affect our clients and the way their maps are handled.

While we do not think the change will affect any of our clients we felt it was important to put out some brief news affecting the greater GIS community.  Google will soon be ending its Google Earth Enterprise program among a few other internal changes.  ESRI has some news related to these changes located here:… http://www.esri.com/landing-pages/products/google-lp

The main news here is that if you or others in your office have parcel data in KML or KMZ format and you use Google Earth to visualize this data, you should consider switching to another product and format to view your data.  If you would like to upgrade your GIS program and capabilities, BIS is able to provide you with a dynamic web based mapping application such as:… http://gis.bisconsultants.com/huntcad/

However, if you need another free product you can look at ESRI ArcGIS Explorer, more information can be found here:.. http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer

It is our understanding that Google Maps will continue to be used and supported for online usage, satellite imagery, locations and directions.  Please give us a call or email if you would like to discuss this new information.”

Come visit BIS Consulting at TAAD Feb 15-18

It’s time for TAAD and we are super excited!!! We love conference time because we get to spend time with YOU! The BIS family is spread out all over the place so conference time gives us a way to get together and catch up with you guys. Come see us at our booth in the vendor area and have your caricature drawn. While you’re there don’t forget to  enter the drawing for the Yeti cooler.

On Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 we are joining with Tyler Technologies at Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant for an evening of fun, food, drinks and live music. Space is limited so if you’d like to join us click here to RSVP.

Dallam and Madison CAD Websites Go LIVE!!!!

We are excited to unveil the tool that will open up a world of opportunities for Madison County Appraisal District and Dallam County Appraisal District. When BIS designs a website we keep both the CAD and the taxpayer in mind. These CADs are now able to easily keep their taxpayers informed on the latest tax info, upcoming deadlines, holiday closings and contact information within their district. Taxpayers are able to stay up to date with the CADs by viewing the latest news, the tax calendar and even print exemption forms from home.

Because both Madison CAD and Dallam CAD chose to add on two special features to their website they are opening up even more opportunities for their taxpayers.

  • Online Property Search – taxpayers can find loads of information about a property by searching using a property ID, a name or even just the address
  • Online Interactive Map – packed with features including the ability to measure, search, print, and even a spatial search that will automatically create a spreadsheet based on the search results

BIS is pleased to offer this amazing technology that  is now helping Madison and Dallam CAD become more productive by putting these tools in the hands of their staff and  allowing the taxpayer to do many tasks from home that would have ordinarily only been able to be taken care of with a visit to the appraisal district office.

Congrats Madison and Dallam CAD…enjoy your website!

Visit Madison CAD’s site HERE. Visit Dallam CAD’s site HERE.

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