Briefly Noted

ECP Lead Receives Distinguished Award

The United States Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology awarded the director of Esri’s Conservation Program (ECP), Charles Convis, with the 2016 Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award. The award is presented to individuals who have applied the principles of landscape ecology to real-world problems in outstanding ways over the years. As director of ECP for almost three decades, Convis has used GIS to empower countless organizations to conserve species, landscapes, and ecosystems.

Partnership Increases Regional Collaboration

Esri has partnered with the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) to deliver GIS training to the organization’s members. They will benefit from hands-on workshops and webinars; free app templates for fields such as transportation, the environment, planning, and economic development; a best practices resource center; and a new web portal with information on the public policies advocated by NARC leadership.

Planners Earn Credit for Esri Events

The American Planning Association (APA) now allows credentialed American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members to earn Certification Maintenance credits for attending Esri conferences and participating in workshops, webinars, Esri classes, and massive open online courses (MOOCs).