Des Plaines, IL (August 5, 2022) The URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) awards were first presented in 1981 to recognize outstanding achievement by government agencies in the use of geospatial information technology. This exemplary achievement is defined as the effective application of geospatial technologies and data that result in improved government service delivery and increased benefits to citizens. The award competition is international in nature and open to all public agencies at the local, regional, state/provincial and federal levels.
Nominations are made in one of two categories: Enterprise Systems which are used by multiple agencies, and Single Process Systems which are used by one agency. Nominations are required to address specific award criteria associated with system design and implementation, organizational impact and use of resources to create the system.
A volunteer ESIG Awards Committee is formed each year to handle the entry judging tasks and this year there were 14 people serving on the committee. They were: Dianne Haley (chair); Alice Wilson; Asher McNicol; Curtis Pulford; Eva Cancino; Ian Kidner; John Nerge; Julie Mikolajczyk; Kristen Johnston; LeiLani Paugh; Nicole Dogan; Patrick Baber; Rachel Parrinello (Associate Chair); and Chris George. URISA extends its thanks to the committee members for the time and effort they have put into the judging of this year’s ESIG submissions.
In the first round...