Wisconsin Geospatial News

Wisconsinites honored by ESRI

Two Wisconsin organizations were recently honored with Special Achievement in GIS awards at the 2010 Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference in San Diego, CA.

Mapping Specialists, Ltd., headquartered in Madison, was awarded for their work to develop a seamless U.S. atlas that blends the benefits of an ArcSDE-enabled database with high-quality cartographic output.   Adam Derringer, Jeff King, and Mike Woodward made up the team responsible for the implementation.

The City of Marshfield, led by GIS Coordinator Paul Schneider, was awarded for their use of GIS to improve service delivery to city departments and citizens.  The nomination highlights the city’s use of ESRI technologies to develop a quality control system for their utility data infrastructure, and also for managing and reporting on burials at Hillside Cemetery.

Recipients of the SAG awards are submitted by ESRI staff from thousands of organizations worldwide, then personally reviewed and selected by Jack Dangermond, president and founder of ESRI.  The awards honor organizations “that use GIS to improve our World.”

Congrats go out to the crews at Mapping Specialists and the City of Marshfield!