USGIF recognises exceptional work in geospatial domain

USGIF recognises exceptional work in geospatial domain

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New Orleans, US: The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced the recipients of its 2010 USGIF Awards Program. Recipients were acknowledged during the general session of the annual GEOINT Symposium.

This year’s recipients are Donna Bridges, Penn State University; Dr. Dennis J. Bellafiore, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, Penn State University; The Department of Homeland Security’s US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Enterprise GIS team (eGIS); US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) Human Terrain Analysis Branch; Steve Panzer and David Hemphill of ObjectFx.

According to the Foundation, the USGIF Awards Program annually recognises the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds. Three award categories are open for all community members to apply:

– The Intelligence Achievement Awards recognise outstanding accomplishments in the tradecraft by an individual or team from the military, government and industry.
– The Academic Achievement Award commends the achievements of a top graduate of a nationally recognised geospatial intelligence academic programme.
– The Academic Research Award commends an organisation that demonstrates the top geospatial intelligence programme or project.

Donna Bridges, a graduate from Penn State University won Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Dennis J. Bellafiore, co-author of Penn State’s GEOG 885 World Campus course, “Advanced Analytic Methods for the Geospatial Intelligence Professional,” was awarded with the Academic Research Award.

USGIF awarded Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award (Government Division) to the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Enterprise GIS team (eGIS).

The US CENTCOM’s Human Terrain Analysis Branch won Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award (Military Division). And, Steve Panzer and David Hemphill won Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award (Industry Division).

USGIF also honoured Jack Dangermond, Esri president, with the newly renamed Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award.

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