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February 7, 2020
2020 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Awards Process Opens

URISA is pleased to announce the Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards process for 2020. 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 September 29 during GIS-Pro 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland.  

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 1, 2020. A detailed application requiring details about the Jurisdiction/Organization, System Design,  Implementation,  Organizational Impact and System Resources is available online. 

The list of 2019 ESIG Award Recipients follows.

2019 Enterprise System Winners:

Exemplary System: Land Information Management System (LIMS) 
Submitted by Nadine Clah GISP, IT Analyst/GIS Coordinator, Navajo Housing Authority, Arizona

Exemplary System: Streamlining a City-wide Process for Optimal Small Cell Site Locations: A Collaborative Approach
Submitted by Eva Cancino, GIS Coordinator, City of Naperville, Illinois

Distinguished System: The City of Roswell GIS 
Submitted by Patrick Baber, GIS Manager, City of Roswell, Georgia

2019 Single Process System Winners:

Exemplary System: The City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department Service District and Route Optimization System
Submitted by Chelsie McNicol and Team, City of San Antonio, Texas

Exemplary System: Carriage Alerts Mapping Platform (CAMP): Real-Time GIS to Manage Tours & Equine Waste 
Submitted by Emma Paz, GIS Developer, City of Charleston, South Carolina

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

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