URISA GIS Hall of Fame

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August 30, 2016: URISA Announces 2016 GIS Hall of Fame Inductees

URISA's GIS Hall of Fame honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS profession. Follow the links below to learn about the path-breaking accomplishments of URISA’s Hall of Fame laureates.

2005 Inductees

2006 Inductee: Gary Hunter

2007 Inductees: Don Cooke and Michael Goodchild

2009 Inductees: Will Craig  and Carl Reed

2010 Inductees:  C. Dana Tomlin

2011 Inductees:  William Huxhold and Barry Wellar

2012 Inductees

2014 Inductee: Charles (Chuck) Croner

2016 Inductees:


Nomination Criteria and Process

Anyone may nominate a person or organization for induction to URISA's GIS Hall of Fame. To make a nomination, submit a written statement to URISA describing:

  1. The nominee's achievements, emphasizing significant and original contributions to the development or application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS profession; and
  2. The significance of the nominee's contributions, in terms of their enduring impact on the GIS field or profession, and their social benefit.

Hall of Fame laureates are expected to exemplify vision, leadership, perseverance, community-mindedness, professional involvement, and ethical behavior.

The nomination statement may be of any length, but it must be preceded by a one-page stand-alone summary. Email nomination statements to wnelson@urisa.org by May 1 of each year. A committee of past URISA Presidents will review all nominations and make recommendations to the URISA Board of Directors by mid-June. Presentation occurs at URISA's Annual Conference. This honor may not be given every year, and in some years there may be multiple recipients.

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Cyclomedia
DTSGIS
eGIS Associates, Inc.
ESRI
GeoConnexion
Geocove
GeoTech Vision
Hexagon Geospatial
K2
MGP
North West Geomatics
Pictometry
Planning Communities
Podio
TGA inc.
Vestra
Wellar