Geospatial Leadership Awards
At the start of the 2011 GeoTec Event, the winners of the Geospatial Leadership Awards were announced.
The Geospatial Innovator Award is given to a geospatial tool developer that created new software or hardware that expands the possibilities of the geotechnology industry.
The winner of the Geospatial Innovator Award was Space-Time Insight for its Space-Time Awareness Server, which gives users the ability to view spatial, temporal and nodal information. Using the numerous data interfaces and APIs integrated into the software, users visualize disparate and high-volume data in real time with no latency. Space-Time Awareness server also correlates spatial events and performs root-cause analysis across these events to track down problems.
The Private Enterprise Award is given to an organization that successfully extended GIS throughout the enterprise or contributed significantly to the advancement and adoption of geospatial technology.
The winner of the Private Enterprise Award is Esri Canada for its St-Hubert Bar-B-Q Ltd. Order Management System. St-Hubert serves barbecue chicken meals in more than 100 restaurants in Canada. To improve order management of home deliveries, it developed a Web-based application that leverages Esri’s ArcGIS Server integrated with their order-taking system. It automatically geocodes customer information and routes the order to the appropriate restaurant, ensuring fast and efficient meal delivery.
The Public Enterprise Award is given to a government entity or non-profit association that has pushed the boundaries of what's possible to achieve broad system buy-in and use by a large number of constituents.
The winner of the Public Enterprise Award is the Integrated Cadastral Information Society for Address BC, a central authoritative, accurate and accessible point-based civic address registry for British Columbia. AddressBC will improve access to address locations for a variety of applications, including customer service and emergency planning. Local governments benefit through improved and simplified communication of address changes to users and access to a robust data model for civic addressing.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!