NYS GIS Association Annual Awards Presentations
At the 2017 NYGeoCon, the NYS GIS Association presented awards in five separate categories: GIS Application, GIS Champion, Individual Achievement, UAV Innovation, and Lifetime Achievement.
Lifetime Achievement Award (Bi-annually in conjunction with the NY GeoCon)
Recognition 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. It is anticipated that only one individual will be recognized, although based on submissions and discretion of the committee, more than one individual may be recognized in a given year
GIS Champion Award
Recognition 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 organization. All nominees will be recognized as “finalists” with a select group recognized as “distinguished”.
Individual Contributions to the Profession (Annual)
Recognition 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. All nominees will be recognized as “finalists” with a select group recognized as “distinguished”.
GIS Application Award (bi-annually in conjunction with the NYGeoCon)
The intent is to compile an impressive list of accomplishments and innovation from across the state and select several finalists for special recognition.
UAV Innovation Award (bi-annually in conjunction with the NYGeoCon)
UAVs have opened the door to many different ways of capturing data. This award is geared toward showcasing innovative ways that UA