URISA is seeking nominations for its GIS Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the best of us in GIS. Started in 2005, the URISA Hall of Fame documents the contributions made by key individuals. URISA welcomes nominations from any profession and is not restricted to those having a past or current relationship with URISA.


This award is not given every year, and some years there may be multiple recipients. The selection criteria for this honor are:
  • At least 25 years of sustained professional involvement in the GIS field.
  • Original and creative contributions to the field.
  • Well known and respected by a wide range of peers.
  • Consistent demonstration of sound professional and personal ethics.

Nominations must be submitted to URISA by May 1. The nomination shall consist of a letter of no more than 2 pages. The letter will describe how the person or organization has met or exceeded the award criteria. It must be in electronic format and emailed toinfo@urisa. A committee of past URISA Presidents will review all nominations and make recommendations to the URISA Board of Directors by mid-June.

The Award

Each inductee will be honored in the following manner:
  • Recognition by URISA, one of the world’s premier geospatial organizations
  • Name and contributions memorialized on the GIS Hall of Fame website
  • Substantial acknowledgment through a press release and announcements
  • Elegant glass recognition award identifying the nature and date of the ceremony
  • Complimentary registration to the URISA conference where the award is given, including an invitation to the VIP reception.
  • Complimentary hotel room for the length of the URISA conference.