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Hamilton County in U.S. receives honors using GIS

Today Hamilton County will receive a 2005 Special Achievement in GIS award for its outstanding use of GIS technology. ESRI, the world leader in GIS software, will present the award at the Twenty-fifth Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, Calif., before thousands of GIS professionals. Out of more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, the winners of this award stood out for their exceptionally dedicated work and commitment, said officials.

“This award reflects the significant dedication and support these organizations provide to the people who depend on them,” says Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. “Each of the winners uses GIS technology to go beyond what is expected into the realm of excellence.” Hamilton County uses GIS technology to support all public and private sector agencies with maps, data, and technology services. Public Works, Utilities, Public Safety, Planning, Code Enforcement, and other organizations use the information to know the needs of the community. The county also uses GIS for an Internet application that gives the public access to important information about their neighborhoods.

Other organizations being honored at the 2005 User Conference include Government of Botswana; Indiana University, Research Institute; National 4-H Headquarters, USDA; Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; Pacific Disaster Center; Chicago Police Department; Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Chile; and Round River Conservation Studies.