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Esri and Trimble Announce Winners of Mobile Government Grant: Coastal Communities Edition

July 21, 2006

Esri, the leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) software and spatial solutions for local government, and Trimble, a leading innovator of global positioning system (GPS) technology, announced the winners of the joint Esri and Trimble Mobile Government Grant: Coastal Communities Edition.

The Esri and Trimble software, hardware, and training grants totaling over $96,000 have been awarded to 10 state, regional, and local governments within designated coastal communities. The 2006 Esri and Trimble Mobile Government Grant recipients are:

  1. Indian River County, Florida, Coastal Engineering Department
  2. Collier County, Florida, Environmental Services Department
  3. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office
  4. New York City, New York, Department of Parks and Recreation, Capital Projects Division
  5. City of Ocean Shores, Washington, Public Works Department
  6. State of Georgia, Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division, Ecological Services Section
  7. Curry County, Oregon, Assessor’s Office
  8. City of Wilmington, North Carolina, Public Services Department, Stormwater Services
  9. State of Maine, Department of Conservation
  10. City of Alpena, Michigan, City Engineering Department

The Esri and Trimble Mobile Government Grant Program has been established with two goals in mind. The first objective is to establish a vehicle to provide assistance to state, regional, and local government agencies in establishing 10 models that demonstrate concepts related to the development and implementation of innovative GIS and GPS applications aimed at improving government processes. The second objective is to provide reusable applications that can be shared between governments with similar projects via Esri’s public domain Web site.

The Esri and Trimble Mobile Government Grant Program is a vehicle to provide additional applications specific to mobile government. Applications developed through the grant recipients will be posted on the Esri ArcPad public domain Web site beginning in December 2006. Government agencies can visit this Web site to download applications that have been posted throughout the past year. Through the Web site, Esri and Trimble hope to encourage the government community to promote the sharing of applications by posting their work on this Web site. Governments can better serve the public by exchanging ideas on issues that affect their communities. Through the Esri and Trimble Mobile Government Demonstration Project and the ArcPad public domain Web site, governments can continue to meet their objectives by the open exchange of ideas and shared resources.

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