NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting – 2015

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NYS GIS Association Annual Awards Presentations

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, the NYS GIS Association presented six individual awards in three separate categories: GIS Champions, Individual Achievement, and Lifetime Achievement. In addition awards were presented for GIS applications that demonstrate teamwork and collaboration.

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.

The Winners

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Alan Leidner accepting the 2015 GIS Champion award on behalf of Mary McCormick of the Fund for the City of New York.

Mickey Dietrich accepting the 2015 GIS Champion award on behalf of Tim Turck, the Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of West Carthage.

Mickey Dietrich accepting the 2015 GIS Champion award on behalf of Tim Turck, the Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of West Carthage.

Star Carter accepting the 2015 GIS Champion award on behalf of Andrea Smith, the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Ogdensburg.

Christina Illingworth, a GIS Technician with the Development Authority of the North Country, accepting the 2015 Individual Achievement Award.

Christina Illingworth, a GIS Technician with the Development Authority of the North Country, accepting the 2015 Individual Achievement Award.

Austin Fisher, principal and co-founder of Fountains Spatial, accepting the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Austin Fisher, principal and co-founder of Fountains Spatial, accepting the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Alan Leidner accepting the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Jack Eichenbaum, recently retired from the City of New York.

Applications Awards

For the first time, the Association solicited nominations for GIS Applications as a way to recognize the great work of collaborative teams and organizations throughout the State. A GIS Application was defined as anything from improving a workflow using out-of-the-box tools to a detailed web application for data viewing or collecting.  It can be written for use by any number of people, from specific individuals to an entire enterprise or a wide-ranging web audience. So, an application is not just something you download on a device or code installed somehow in your desktop, it’s the use of the technology that matters. The Association recognized a total of thirteen Finalists in the Applications Award category and four Winners for 2015. For more information on the specific applications or for contact information for any particular application, please contact the Chair of the Awards Committee.

Linda Rockwood accepting the 2015 Applications Award on behalf of Mohawk Valley GIS for the NY Snowmobile Web Map and Trip Planner.

Linda Rockwood accepting the 2015 Applications Award on behalf of Mohawk Valley GIS for the NY Snowmobile Web Map and Trip Planner.

Mike Herr accepting the 2105 Applications Award on behalf of the Rochester Fire Department for their Mobile Inspection Applications.

Mike Herr accepting the 2105 Applications Award on behalf of the Rochester Fire Department for their Mobile Inspection Applications.

Joanna Laroussi and her team accepting the 2105 Applications Award on behalf of the NYC Department of Education for the PUTES application, a distance based transportation eligibility program for NYC students.

Joanna Laroussi and her team accepting the 2105 Applications Award on behalf of the NYC Department of Education for the PUTES application, a distance based transportation eligibility program for NYC students.

Tom Hynes accepting the 2105 Applications Award on behalf of the Ulster County GIS program for the re-launch of Ulster County’s REConnect, an Interactive Web-Mapping Tool.

Tom Hynes accepting the 2105 Applications Award on behalf of the Ulster County GIS program for the re-launch of Ulster County’s REConnect, an Interactive Web-Mapping Tool.

The Award Finalists for 2015

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Award Winner’s Submittals

OrganizationApplicationNameSubmission
NYC Department of Education, Office of Pupil TransportationNYS DOE Student Transportation EligibilityJoanna LaroussiPDF
City of Rochester Fire DepartmentRochester Fire Department Mobile Inspections ApplicationMike HerrPDF
Mohawk Valley GISSnowmobile Web MapLinda RockwoodPDF
Ulster CountyUlster Recreation Mapping Tool (REConnect)Alanna HenneberryPDF

Finalist’s Submittals

OrganizationApplicationNameSubmission
DANCInternet Mapping Application (IMA)Star CarterPDF
Erie CountyDig Smart & infraMAPSteven Russell Jr.PDF
Town of SouthamptonLand Manager GISRoss BaldwinPDF
Westchester CountyMobile Mapping for Street Sign InventoriesSam WearPDF
Town of SouthamptonHistoric Resources ApplicationRoss BaldwinPDF
SUNY PlattsburghRoadkill AppEileen AllenPDF
Dutchess CountyThe Referral FinderRobert S. WillsPDF
NYS DEC Bureau of Marine ResourcesCreating custom ArcGIS toolboxes to automate the creation of Shellfish Closure MapsMelissa AlbinoPDF
NYS OPRHPCultural Resource Management in the 21st Century: NYS Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)Michael SchifferliPDF
NYS DOSGeographic Information GatewayJeff HerterPDF
Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc.JavaScipt GIS Common Operational Picture ViewerKristen LovejoyUnavailable
Niagara CountyNiagara County Brownsfields Tracking ToolBenjamin BidellPDF
NYCDEP BWSNYC DEP Wetlands Mapping Pilot ProjectKaren KwasnowskiPDF