IMAGIN's Geospatial Achievement Award

The IMAGIN Geospatial Achievement Award is the highest award given by IMAGIN and is presented to a member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the geospatial technology field, their contribution to the IMAGIN organization and its geospatial professionals, colleagues, members and the public that it serves.  

Beginning in 2000 under the name "Outstanding Individual Achievement Award," renamed in 2003 to the "Jim Living Geospatial Achievement Award," and since 2015 called the "IMAGIN Geospatial Achievement Award," this award is in its 18th year for 2017

The 2017 IMAGIN Geospatial Achievement Award will be presented on June 6, 2017 in Traverse City, Michigan as part of the 26th Annual IMAGIN Conference.  Nominations for this award are now open, click the banner below to nominate a colleague! 

Nominations/Applications are due by May 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm and should be submitted to the IMAGIN Awards Team via email to

Click to view Geospatial Achievement Application


Past Award Winners

IMAGIN Geospatial Achievement Award

Presented since 2015
YearRecipientPresentation or Bio
 2017 Nominations Now Open 
 2016 Dave Frey, Frey Works, LIAA 
 2015Scott Ambs, Jackson County GIS

Jim Living Geospatial Achievement Award

Presented by Woolpert, LLC.

Presented from 2003 to 2014, Woolpert, LLC. partnered with IMAGIN to present the Jim Living Geospatial Achievement Award
YearRecipientPresentation or Bio
2014Frank F. Sobie, Mott Community College
2013Brooks Kelley, InfoGeographics, Inc. 
2012Laurie A. Spencer, Grand Traverse County
2011Steve Aichele, US Geological SurveyComing Soon
2010James R. Miller, Hubbell, Roth & ClarkComing Soon
2009Charlie Bristol, Bristol ConsultingComing Soon
2008Dr. David Lusch, Michigan State University, GIS Research & Outreach Coming Soon
2007James Bennett, InfoGeographics, Inc. Coming Soon
2006Joe VanderMeulen, Land Information Access Association (LIAA)Coming Soon
2005No Recipient Awarded
2004John MiddlesteadComing Soon
2003Donald F. Bellanger, Bellanger ConsultingComing Soon

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

Presented from 2000 to 2002
YearRecipientPresentation or Bio
 2002Jim Living, Woolpert, LLC. Click to view 2002 Achievement Award
 2001David Shinavier, Barry County Land Information SystemsComing Soon
 2000William Enslin, Michigan State University Center for Remote SensingComing Soon

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