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City of Appleton receives Esri award

The City of Appleton received an Esri SAG (Special Achievement in GIS) award at the recent Esri International User Conference in San Diego.

According to Jay Yearwood, GIS Manager at the City of Appleton, the award was made in recognition of the city’s progress in the use of GIS throughout the organization. In particular, Esri was impressed with the level of coordination between city departments, resulting in multiple internal web applications, a centralized enterprise GIS, improved data management, and many new GIS users. In Esri’s own words, Jay’s effort “to help the city understand the value of GIS has resulted in broader use of GIS and new opportunities to leverage the technology.”

Esri’s SAG awards honor organizations that have made significant strides and set new precedents throughout the GIS community. Awards are presented each year at the Esri International User Conference.

A complete list of 2011 winners can be found here. Previous winners, including many from Wisconsin, are listed here.