Presentation Title

Michigan's Equivalent Acreage Methodology for Agricultural Appraisal: A GIS Analysis 20 Years Overdue

Brief Session Description

Michigan followed the lead of many Midwestern states in establishing an agricultural land valuation scheme based on soil properties in 1972. In 2018 the GIS community was still struggling with its roll in fulfilling the statutory requirement of "land value maps" under the General Property Tax Act of 1893. This presentation uses GIS to explore one county's agricultural study to see if the Michigan Equivalent Acreages Methodology creates land values more accurate than gross tilled/non-tilled valuation currently in use.

Presentation Category

GIS

Audience Expertise

Intermediate (Ideal for the participant with a general knowledge within the areas covered.)

Location

225

Start Date

9-11-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

9-11-2019 10:15 AM

Moderator Name

Gail Dolbee

Appendium Knowledge Area

Collecting and Maintaining Property Data

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Michigan's Equivalent Acreage Methodology for Agricultural Appraisal: A GIS Analysis 20 Years Overdue

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Michigan followed the lead of many Midwestern states in establishing an agricultural land valuation scheme based on soil properties in 1972. In 2018 the GIS community was still struggling with its roll in fulfilling the statutory requirement of "land value maps" under the General Property Tax Act of 1893. This presentation uses GIS to explore one county's agricultural study to see if the Michigan Equivalent Acreages Methodology creates land values more accurate than gross tilled/non-tilled valuation currently in use.