IMAGIN's GIS Innovation Award

IMAGIN’s GIS Innovation Award is presented to an organization that finds innovative ways to use geospatial solutions to enhance workflow processes.  Candidates for this award should have successfully implemented a geospatial technology, service, or application that is new and innovative to their organization.  Applicants will be judged on collaborative efforts, contribution to the workflow, and original ideas.      

This award has been presented annually since 2000 under two different names:

  • "GIS in Government Innovation Award"  (2000-2012)
  • "GIS Innovation Award"  (2013-Present)

Nominations for the 2023 IMAGIN Award will open in late 2022 or early 2023 and will be presented as part of the 2023 IMAGIN Annual Conference. 

IMAGIN's 2022 GIS Innovation Winner
   

Doreen Groth
GIS Manager
City of Rochester Hills, MI

The City of Rochester Hills, MI and Doreen Groth, GIS Manager have received the 2022 IMAGIN GIS Innovation Award for the unique way they implemented an internal and external deployment of the Fire Department's Risk Reduction Program
View the GIS Innovation presentation in slide form HERE

        


Past Award Winners

IMAGIN GIS Innovation Award

Presented since 2013 - Click slide thumbnail to view presentation slides
Year Recipient Presentation or Bio
2021 

Keizzy Anpalagan
GIS Specialist
City of Flint Planning & Economic Development Department

View the GIS Innovation presentation in slide form HERE
View the GIS Innovation presentation recording HERE
View the 2021 IMAGIN Awards Storymap section for GIS Innovation HERE

2020 Traverse City Light & Power
   Scott Menhart, Chief Information Officer
   GIS-centric implementation within the utility industry

2019 Cheboygan County, Sharon Weiss-Brandau, GIS Coordinator
   Implementation of low cost GNSS "dog collar" tracking for 
   Search and Rescue efforts. 
2018 Acme Township / Beckett & Raeder
Shawn Winter / Marisa Laderach
   Utilization of GIS to analyze Solar Energy Potential Across
   Acme Township

2017 Ferris State University
Dr. Sagar Deshpande
   Innovative semi-automated workflows to hydro-flatten LiDAR
   data, extracting water surface elevation at the time of data
   acquisition
 
2016 Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority
   Geospatially Referenced Street Level Video 
     Property Inventory Project
   Award accepted by Ryan McNeil
2015 North Country Trail Association
   Trail Mapping, ArcGIS Online Implementation and Trailhead
     Kiosk Implementation
   Award accepted by Matthew Rowbotham

2014 State of Michigan, DTMB, Center for Shared Solutions and 
   Technology Partnerships
   Framework and NG-911 Programs
   Award accepted by Everett Root, Outreach Specialist

2013 Eastern Michigan University
   Esri K-12 Software Licensing Program
   Award accepted by Michael Dueweke, Manager


IMAGIN GIS in Government Innovation Award

Presented from 2000 to 2012

Year

 Recipient

Presentation or Bio

2012 Kent County, Michigan - GIS Department
   Access Kent / Gerald R. Ford Airport GIS Application
   Award accepted by Janice Rockburn, GIS Team Lead

2011   Coming Soon
2010   Coming Soon
2009   Coming Soon
2008   Coming Soon
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