Orion Technology Inc., a technology consulting and technology services integration company and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent announced that Chatham-Kent’s GIS-enabled web portal won first prize in the ArcIMS category of the 2003 ESRI International User Conference software competition. Chatham-Kent’s victory marks the fourth time in five years that an Orion-based product drove the winning entry. Chatham-Kent has also received two Gold awards for its web portal in the 2003 “Be Spatial” competition sponsored by the Ontario chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). Chatham-Kent’s prize-winning web portal leverages Orion’s OnPoint technology to allow portal visitors to interact with the community’s spatial data by clicking graphical maps and zooming in to areas of interest. Using these maps, visitors can tailor their GIS experience to their needs and interests: investors can determine selection sites for development, municipal staff can plan strategically according to geographic requirements, and residents can stay informed on municipal services. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent also partnered with Concept Interactive to provide Internet connectivity, a content-management system, and community directories for the portal.