Congratulations to the Winner of the 2022 Individual Contributions to the Profession Award!

Jiin Wen

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Jiin Wen has been a GISMO member for more than twenty years. As the GIS Director for the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) she has developed important data resources and applications to support the mission and operations of EDC. Additionally, she has been an active member and leader of GISMO serving for many years on the GISMO Board of Directors. Jiin also served as an elected member of the NYS GIS Association Board of Directors. In November 2021. Jiin was elected GISMO President. Since then, she has organized and participated in GISMO webinars, the GISMO Application Fair, and the GISMO Job Fair. She has adopted new approaches to interacting with members and working with the Board of Directors. She has also collaborated with Amy Jeu (GISMO) and Theo Goetemann (Basil Labs) on a Citizen Science, disaster management initiative of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The application uses smartphone technologies to capture respondents’ geolocation and voice responses to a questionnaire, translates the responses into a common language and text format, and uses AI tools to map and analyze this information. The application is designed to improve communications with rescue teams during times when normal communication channels are overwhelmed. It has the potential to save lives both locally and in countries around the world impacted by disaster events.

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