Thursday, March 21, 2013

FEMA Receives Esri's "Making a Difference Award"

Back in December, this blog reported FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate had bestowed the agency's top honor for innovation on the FEMA GeoPortal Online system development team. Now called the FEMA GeoPlatfom, the effort recently received additional recognition when the agency's delivery of geospatial information to Hurricane Sandy responders and the public was honored by Esri. During the Federal GIS Conference held in Washington, DC, February 25-27, Esri President Jack Dangermond recognized FEMA and the GeoPlatform with the company's prestigious Making a Difference Award, an award "which recognizes organizations doing exemplary work using geospatial technology." Receiving the award were Administrator Fugate and FEMA Geospatial Information Officer Christopher Vaughan. To read the news release, or give the FEMA GeoPlatform a whirl, use the links below:

(ESRI, March 13, 2013)

Comment: Congratulations and well deserved! Things are headed in the right direction - keep 'm coming.

Lead photo: Esri 

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