URISA has opened the Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards process for 2016.

Since 1980, URISA's ESIG Awards have recognized extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. The award competition is open to all public agencies at the federal, state/provincial, regional and local levels. Winners will be recognized during the awards ceremony at GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto, October. 31 through Nov. 3.

Submissions are due June 1. An application requiring details about the jurisdiction/organization, system design, implementation, organizational impact and system resources is available online.

Two submission categories are welcome:

Enterprise Systems: Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of using information systems technology in a multi-department environment as part of an integrated process. These systems exemplify effective use of technology yielding widespread improvements in the process(es) and/or service(s) involved and/or cost savings to the organization.

Single Process Systems: Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of applying information system technology to automate a specific single process or operation involving one department or sub-unit of an agency. The system application results in extended and/or improved government services that are more efficient and/or save money.

The list of 2015 ESIG award recipients is available here.

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