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  • County of Pima, Arizona, Earns Top Honors for Innovative Use of GIS Technology

    ESRI International User Conference 2007

    June 18, 2007

    Press Information:
    Nikki Snowhite
    Tel.: 909-793-2853
    extension 1-2194
    E-mail: press@esri.com

    San Diego, California—County of Pima, Arizona, stood out from more than 300,000 organizations worldwide that use geographic information system (GIS) software to make a difference in the world. ESRI will present the organization with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California, June 20.

    “ESRI recognizes the passion of our very special users with our Special Achievement in GIS award,” says Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. “The effectiveness of these people to infuse our technology into their real world contexts creates meaning for our efforts. For this we are grateful.”

    GIS is a software tool for exploring geographic relationships to better understand how the world works and how it is evolving, connecting, and changing. Virtually unlimited amounts of information can be linked to a geographic location, allowing users to see regions, counties, neighborhoods, and the people who live in them with clarity to solve real-world problems from tracking delivery vehicles to modeling global atmospheric circulation. Government agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations rely on the software to analyze their communities and make better decisions for their well-being.

    Pima County, Arizona, uses GIS technology for all aspects of their geospatial data management. The technology is critical in areas such as transportation, county- wide street network management, infrastructure inventory and management, planning and construction, flood control, and regional planning. County employees use the GIS to provide current information and improved services to their customers. By bringing together a wealth of external data and scanned documents with GIS data, employees can explore volumes of data and information from their desks. Community members also benefit directly from the county’s GIS. They can access information through the county’s Web-based mapping services, enabling them to quickly and easily look up government-related data without leaving their houses.

    Other organizations being honored at the 2007 ESRI International User Conference include Society for Conservations GIS, Kenya; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service; The Lyse Energi, Norway; Illinois Department of Transportation; Ball State University and Afterimage GIS; and the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

    To learn more about the 2007 SAG Award winners as well as view previous years’ winners, visit www.esri.com/sag. Go to www.esri.com for more information about GIS technology and its applications.

    About ESRI

    Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit www.esri.com.

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