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.      

From 2012 and prior, this award was titled the GIS in Government Innovation Award.

Past Award Winners

IMAGIN GIS Innovation Award

Presented since 2013 - Click slide thumbnail to view presentation slides
YearRecipientPresentation or Bio
2020Traverse City Light & Power
   Scott Menhart, Chief Information Officer
   GIS-centric implementation within the utility industry

2019Cheboygan 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

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

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

2013Eastern 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



Presentation or Bio

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

2011 Coming Soon
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