Geospatial Leadership Awards
At the start of the 2010 GeoTec Event, the winners of the Geospatial Leadership Awards were announced.
The Geospatial Innovator Award, which is given to a geospatial tool developer that created new software or hardware that expands the possibilities of the geotechnology industry, included the following nominees:3-GIS, for Network Express
Appistry, for Cloud IQ Platform
CartoPac Field Solutions, for CartoPac Enterprise
DigitalGlobe, for WorldView 2
PCI Geomatics, for GeoConference
Pitney Bowes Business Insight, for MapXtreme
Rolta Canada, for ROLTA OnPoint
The winner of the Geospatial Innovator Award is PCI Geomatics for GeoConference, a live geospatial meeting system that operates via the Internet, and it allows users to share maps, imagery and data simultaneously and interactively in real time. It has been used to assist with the planning, monitoring and coordination of land security and environmental activities.
Accepting the award for PCI Geomatics was David Stanley, the company’s chief technology officer.
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 nominees were:
Critigen LLC, for Visual PM
Denny’s, for Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s Site Evaluator Model
ESRI Inc., for the Twitter add-in for ArcGIS Explorer
Geo-Plus, for Geo-Plus VisionCivil 2010
TeleAtlas, a TomTom Company, for MultiNet 2009
The winner of the Private Enterprise Award is ESRI for its Twitter add-in for ArcGIS Explorer. Combining social networking and GIS, this add-in provides the ability to geotag tweets and perform several geospatial operations against the Twitter API with the 3-D ArcGIS Explorer display. And the technology was recently proven to be helpful for earthquake support in Haiti.
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 nominees were:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for the HAZUS Program
Government of Mongolia, for the Mongolia National Land Information System
Milwaukee County Department of Transportation and Public Works, AE&ES Division, for the Milwaukee County Interactive Mapping Service
OpenGeo, A Division of the Open Planning Project, for the OpenGeo Suite
Rockland County, N.Y., for its GIS Portal
The winner of the Public Enterprise Award is Rockland County, N.Y.
Rockland County’s innovation in GIS led to the development of a GIS Portal that provides Web-based, centralized access to data, maps and applications. The county has advanced its GIS initiatives to streamline internal efficiencies, enhance public service, and increase safety and emergency response.
Accepting the award on behalf of Rockland County was Patrick Graham, the director of engineering at James W. Sewall Co.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!