Special Achievement in GIS Award Winners Announced at 2011 Esri User Conference

Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Application of Geospatial Technology

July 14, 2011

Redlands, California—Esri acknowledged the achievements of more than 140 domestic and international organizations with the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards ceremony at the annual Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California. The SAG Awards acknowledge innovative and intelligent applications of geographic information system (GIS) technology.

Organizations from around the world honored at the Esri UC span industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.

"The SAG Awards highlight extraordinary achievements and efforts to improve our world," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "Each year I look forward to being part of this ceremony. It is a tradition that means a great deal to Esri and to GIS professionals."

The SAG Awards ceremony was held at the San Diego Convention Center on July 13, 2011. Thousands of SAG Award nominations are submitted each year. For more information about the 2011 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, visit

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