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2019 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Awards Process Opens

Published Monday, February 4, 2019

URISA is pleased to announce the Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards process for 2019. Since 1980, URISA's ESIG Awards have recognized extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. The award competition is open to all public agencies at the national/federal, state/provincial, regional and local levels. Winners will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon on October 1 during GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans.  

Submissions are invited in two categories:

  • Enterprise Systems: Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of using information systems technology in a multi-department environment as part of an integrated process. These systems exemplify effective use of technology yielding widespread improvements in the process(es) and/or service(s) involved and/or cost savings to the organization.
  • Single Process Systems: Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of applying information system technology to automate a specific SINGLE process or operation involving one department or sub-unit of an agency. The system application results in extended and/or improved government services that are more efficient and/or save money.

Submissions are due on or before Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A detailed application requiring details about the Jurisdiction/Organization, System Design,  Implementation,  Organizational Impact and System Resources is available online. 

The list of 2018 ESIG Award Recipients follows.

2018 Enterprise System Winners:

Exemplary System:  The Assessor Portal
Submitted by the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor, Los Angeles, California

Distinguished System: Growth Management and Development Dashboard
Submitted by: Carolynne Saxton, GIS Coordinator, Town of East Gwillimbury, Sharon, Ontario Canada

Distinguished System: Mobile/Desktop Data Collection Initiative
Submitted by: Brian Arnold, GIS Coordinator, City of Dayton, Department of Water, Dayton, Ohio

2018 Single Process System Winners:

Exemplary System: Cook County Medical Examiner Maps and Data Portal
Submitted by Joel Inwood, Public Information Officer, Cook County Bureau of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Distinguished  System: Landmark at Risk: Protecting the Historic Seaport of Annapolis, Maryland Story Map
Submitted by: Shawn Wampler, GISP, GIS Coordinator, City of Annapolis, Maryland

Distinguished  System: NKYdroneLAB
Submitted by: Trisha W. Brush, GISP, Director of GIS Services, Kenton and Campbell Counties of Kentucky, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

To view these winning submissions and accompanying organizational videos, visit: http://www.urisa.org/awards/exemplary-systems-in-government/

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