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Esri UK announces GIS Award winners for 2011

Aylesbury, UK: Esri UK announced GIS Vision Award winners for 2011 during Esri UK’s Annual Conference. Richard Waite, Managing Director for Esri UK, said, “We announce the following winners, who have successfully demonstrated innovative and visionary implementations of GIS, showcasing clear ROI and operational benefits for both businesses and organisations.”

Central Government Award
Winner: Transport for London – Traffic Directorate Data Service; “a highly valued business asset, giving Transport for London’s Directorate the ability to quickly respond to a constantly changing operational environment.”
Highly Commended: British Geological Survey for iGeology

Local Government Award
Winner: Bristol City Council – Know Your Place; “a new online way of learning and sharing information about historic Bristol, giving citizens online access to Bristol’s Historic Environment Records, aiding planning decisions while helping to drive local regeneration strategies.”
Highly commended: Kent County Council for Children’s Centre Services

Defence, National Security & Public Safety
Winner: Joint Aeronautical and Geospatial Organisation – DATAMAN; “a powerful initiative delivering common geospatial intelligence services on demand to commanders, staff and solders in Afghanistan including colleagues in the Afghan National Army and Police, a capability using geography to deliver greater stability and security in a highly challenging environment.”

Private Sector Award
Winner: The GeoInformation Group – UK Map; “a unique, 1:1,000 scale mapping specification with a high level of feature details, 3D components for buildings, land use and points of interest, along with a retail and address database.”
Highly commended: Arup for North East Sustainable Resources Board Mapping Tool

Source: Esri UK