Presentations

Panda Consulting is thankful to be able to provide information to others throughout the years at several conferences.  In order to help as many people as possible, we have made these presentations available here:

We love sharing our findings with you and have provided viewable copies of our presentations below:

The Best Practices in Tax Parcel Mapping, the presentation Frank Conkling made at the 2016 GIS / CAMA conference in Savannah, Ga. discussing how Tax Parcel Mapping has changed over the past several years, including new ways of looking the how we store and deploy parcel data, the changes in what we explore what we expect of the data and how we provide access and publication of the tax parcel data.

Top Ten Things we have discovered about the Parcel Fabric, a presentation by Frank Conkling that discusses the top lessons and issues that we have discovered while using the Parcel Fabric during the past several years. The light hearted presentation includes some insights into things to be aware of and others to avoid when contemplating a move to the Parcel Fabric.

Bridging the Conflicting Demands in GIS, a presentation by Frank Conkling that discusses the inherent conflict between complex data models such as the ESRI Parcel Fabric and the need for simpler data structures for publishing on the web and distribution. The presentation includes a short discussion of the three techniques for performing an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process for integrating the Parcel Fabric.

The Disruptive Nature of Google Fusion Tables, a presentation by Frank Conkling at a local Northern Palm Beach County GIS Consortium meeting in Palm Beach Gardens that gives an entry level overview of Google Fusion Tables for mapping and discusses some of the tools available for creating maps using Google Fusion Tables.

Transitioning to the Parcel Fabric, a presentation given by Frank Conkling at the 2011 SERUG Conference in Jacksonville, Florida that gives a general overview of the Parcel Fabric and discusses how to approach converting your existing data into a Parcel Fabric. 

The Parcel Fabric: The Case for a New Parcel Data Model, a presentation by Frank Conkling at the 2010 SERUG Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina that discusses reasons why we need a need data model for Parcel Mapping, our historic attempts to model land records and various elements of the Parcel Fabric. 

The CAMA Oriented Cadastre, a presentation by Frank Conkling at the 2009 SERUG Conference in Jacksonville, Florida that discusses the reasons why Property Appraisers' offices should change what, and how, they are mapping. Included is a short discussion on additional layers that all Property Appraisers should include as part of the combined GIS / CAMA systems.

10 Easy Steps to Ensure your GIS Fails, a presentation by Frank Conkling at the 2008 SHRUG conference in Tallahassee, Florida discussing (in a satirical manner) how to make the absolute WORST decision at every step in implementing GIS. Sadly, Frank shares how he has observed most of these mistakes during his 25 years in GIS. 

GIS and Disruptive Technologies, a presentation made by Frank Conkling at the 2007 SF GIS EXPO in West Palm Beach, Florida discussing the concept of Disruptive Technologies and how that concept is being played out with GIS, both as a Disruptive Technology and as an existing technology being affected by a Disruptive Technology. This presentation garnered a great deal of interest and discussion when first presented. 

Developing an Accurate Parcel Layer - Without Breaking the Bank, a presentation by Frank Conkling at the 2006 SHRUG conference in Tallahassee, Florida that discusses general concepts that all Parcel Mappers should understand and then provides 11 tips to ensure your money is well spent. (Frank also provides a summary that provides things to avoid.) This presentation is an "oldie", but a "goodie".