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January 30, 2018
2018 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Awards Process Opens

URISA is pleased to announce the Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards process for 2018. 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 Ceremony at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs, California (October 9-12, 2018).

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 Monday, June 4, 2018. A detailed application requiring details about the Jurisdiction/Organization, System Design, Implementation, Organizational Impact and System Resources is available online (http://www.urisa.org/awards/exemplary-systems-in-government/).

The list of 2017 ESIG Award Recipients follows.

2017 Enterprise System Winners:

Exemplary System: IndyVitals

Submitted by: Sharon Kandris, Associate Director, The Polis Center at IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana

Exemplary System: Racine County Land Records Management

Submitted by: Tyson Fettes, Register of Deeds, Racine County, Wisconsin

Distinguished System: Maintenance IQ

Submitted by: Shawn Crane, Section Chief, Maintenance Systems and Reporting, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2017 Single Process System Winners:

Exemplary System: GIS in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Submitted by: Langdon Sanders, GIS Analyst II, Information Technology, City of Sandy Springs Public Works, Sandy Springs, Georgia

Distinguished System: City of New Bern NC – Finding New Homes for Abandoned Properties

Submitted by: Alice C. Wilson, AICP, GISP, GIS Coordinator, City of New Bern, North Carolina

Distinguished System: Geographic Information Gateway (Gateway)

Submitted by: Jeffrey L. Herter, Gateway Project Manager, New York Department of State, Albany, New York

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