29 March 2007: ESRI received an award at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona from the U.S. Commercial Service, an agency from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Export Achievement Awarded ESRI for expanding its geographic information systems (GIS) market in Latin America.
Israel Hernandez, assistant secretary of commerce and director-general of the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce attended the ceremony. Dean Angelides, ESRI’s manager of international sales and operations, accepted the award.
Most recently, ESRI has been working with Chilean government authorities involved in a major IT infrastructure initiative called the Sistema Nacional de Información Territorial (SNIT). The project involves the integration of maps and spatial databases to develop the Chilean Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), which is based on ESRI’s GIS technology.
“I am honored that our company has been recognized for its efforts in exporting GIS technology, which I believe can provide critical assistance in a wide variety of issues facing the world today,” said ESRI president Jack Dangermond.