NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting – 2016


NYS GIS Association Annual Awards Presentations

At the 2016 NYS GeoSpatial Summit, the NYS GIS Association presented six individual awards in four separate categories: GIS Champions, Individual Achievement, YouTube Sensation, and Lifetime Achievement.

Award Categories

Individual Contributions to the Profession (Annual)

blue-ribbon_45x75Recognition is given for outstanding contributions to the profession over the past year. This is intended to recognize recent outstanding achievement in advancing GIS programs, projects, or initiatives, or producing innovative research or presentation material.

Champions Award

goldMedal_78x75Recognition is given for exemplary support of the GIS profession and of the value of GIS technology. Winners are not typically GIS professionals but those outside the profession, typically in a management, supervisory or other key decision making or support role that have championed GIS projects or GIS technology within their organizations.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gold TrophyRecognition is given for longstanding contributions of members of the GIS profession who have had a significant impact on both the Association and the profession in New York State over the course of their careers, and who deserve special and separate recognition by the Association.

YouTube Sensation

filmAward to individual or company that has garnered the most views for a video on the NYS GIS Association YouTube channel.

The Winners

William F. Johnson - 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

William F. Johnson – 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Himanshu Mistry

Himanshu Mistry, NYU Data Services | Elmer Holmes Bobst Library – Individual Contribution to the Profession Award

Laurie Machung

Laurie Machung, Wetlands Program Supervisor| NYC Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply, Ecological Research & Assessment – GIS Champion

Karen Kwasnowski

Karen Kwasnowski, Lead Technical Analyst and Data Production Manager at GroundPoint Technologies – Individual Contribution to the Profession Award

Matilda Larson

Matilda Larson, St Lawrence County Planner – 2016 GIS Champion

Jill Stanford

Jill Stanford, John Deere Company – YouTube Sensation Award