Aylesbury, May 19th 2011 – Esri UK, the country’s leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS) technology, has announced its GIS Vision Award winners for 2011. The winners were announced at Esri UK’s Annual Conference, which attracted over 500 public and private sector professionals to the two day event on 16thand 17thMay.
“We’re delighted to announce the following winners, who have successfully demonstrated innovative and visionary implementations of GIS, showcasing clear ROI and operational benefits for both businesses and organisations,” commented Richard Waite, Managing Director for Esri UK.
Central Government Award
Winner: Transport for London – Traffic Directorate Data Service; “a highly valued business asset, giving Transport for London’s Directorate the ability to quickly respond to a constantly changing operational environment.”
Highly Commended: British Geological Survey for iGeology
Local Government Award
Winner: Bristol City Council – Know Your Place; “a new online way of learning and sharing information about historic Bristol, giving citizens online access to Bristol’s Historic Environment Records, aiding planning decisions while helping to drive local regeneration strategies.”
Highly commended: Kent County Council for Children’s Centre Services
Defence, National Security & Public Safety
Winner: Joint Aeronautical and Geospatial Organisation – DATAMAN; “a powerful initiative delivering common geospatial intelligence services on demand to commanders, staff and solders in Afghanistan including colleagues in the Afghan National Army and Police, a capability using geography to deliver greater stability and security in a highly challenging environment. “
Private Sector Award
Winner: The GeoInformation Group – UK Map; “a unique, 1:1,000 scale mapping specification with a high level of feature details, 3D components for buildings, land use and points of interest, along with a retail and address database.”
Highly commended: Arup for North East Sustainable Resources Board Mapping Tool
About Esri UK
Esri UK is the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) technology, helping businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through a better understanding and analysis of location-based information. Esri UK offers an extensive range of GIS technology and professional services and is the only company in the UK providing a complete and entirely integrated GIS solution.
Esri UK has been providing GIS solutions for over 20 years to a wide range of markets including Central & Local Government, Commercial, Defence & National Security, Education, Public Safety, Utilities & Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the Esri Developer Network.
Customers include Birmingham City Council, Defra, the Environment Agency, Metropolitan Police Service, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Survey, RSA Group, Scottish Power and The Crown Estate.
Esri UK is part of the Esri global business network with more than 300,000 customers in 150 countries worldwide. Esri technology runs on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, providing the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis.
Esri UK helps organisations to think and plan geographically in order to make better decisions, keep communities safe and create a more sustainable world. It’s what we call Visionary Thinking. For more information, visit www.esriuk.com