Esri Honors Organizations for Exceptional Use of Geospatial Technology

GIS Innovators in Smart Cities and Open Data Recognized at Annual User Conference

REDLANDS, Calif.—July 8, 2019—Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS), today announced the recipients of the prestigious President’s Award and Enterprise GIS Award, which were presented during today’s plenary at the 39th Esri User Conference in San Diego, California.

“This year’s awardees are demonstrating how GIS can be a key tool for governmental organizationsbuild safer, smarter, and more engaged communities,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “Whether it’s a project to detect and address health issues in the homeless population or creating open data portals to foster citizen engagement and enabling smarter planning for the future, these organizations have shown the good that geospatial technology can be put to in the public sphere.”

Award recipients demonstrated innovative use of GIS to answer challenges and inspire change within their organizations. Award winners included the following:

Later this week, the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards will also be presented to selected institutions from across the globe acknowledging their pioneering use of geospatial technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. Organizations will be recognized this year in fields such as local government, agriculture, environmental analysis, emergency response, retail, and water management for leading the way in location intelligence innovation.

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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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