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City of Fayetteville GIS Staff Are Honored with International Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

07/25/2014

The City of Fayetteville GIS team was honored last week with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2014 Esri International User Conference.  This award is given to user sites around the world to recognize outstanding work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.  Due to the work of the City of Fayetteville’s GIS team, it was determined that the City of Fayetteville stood out from more than 100,000 others. By embracing GIS technology, the City of Fayetteville was found to be an entity that uses GIS to improve our world and set new precedents throughout the GIS community.

Recipients of the Special Achievement in GIS award are submitted by Esri staff from thousands of organizations worldwide, then they are personally reviewed and selected by Jack Dangermond, the president and founder of Esri.  Mayor Lioneld Jordan stated, "The work of our GIS staff at the City of Fayetteville is outstanding, and their innovation and skill in providing geographic information through accurate mapping and data analysis provides a great benefit to our community and assists in the effective working of our municipal government.  We are pleased that our GIS team that consists of Greg Mitchell (Director), Ryan Dickerson, Todd Jorgensen, and Mike Morisette are being recognized for this international honor."

The City of Fayetteville was honored with this award for overall excellence in its mapping program, and specifically for the recently released "My Fayetteville Services" app.  This website allows citizens to access information about City services, including their recycling/trash pickup day, zoning, flood zone, neighborhood organizations, and directions to parks, library, fire and police stations, hospitals, and post offices.  This latest offering is in addition to the City’s strong web mapping presence on www.fayetteville-ar.gov, where you can find digital maps that cover a broad range of geographic information, including aerial imagery, parks, trails, zoning, flood zones, property lines, addresses, historical sites, wards, land use, and water and sewer lines.  These maps are available for use on a desktop computer or on mobile phones and tablets by downloading a free app.  Please see the City website for complete instructions.