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2015 SAG Award Recipient
Cheyenne/Laramie County GIS Cooperative
Redlands, California—July 29, 2015— The Cheyenne and Laramie County Geographic Information Systems Cooperative Program was honored with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.
The GIS Cooperative Program is a collaboration of local government agencies fully committed to the coordination of GIS efforts within the City, County, BOPU and MPO departments. Hardware and software coordination is integral to the success of the Program with the Laramie County GIS department being one of the team leaders in providing this coordinated network and data management environment.
The GIS Cooperative Program uses Esri ArcGIS technology to more fully embrace Web GIS and mobile technologies to drive more efficient workflows, improve data collection and asset management, collaboration, and dissemination of information internally and to the public. Notable activities include their establishment of a gallery of public Web (ArcGIS Online) applications designed for a variety of purposes such as helping constituents locate parks, greenway paths, trash pick-up schedules, zoning districts, bus routes and stop locations, public buildings, flood plains, and street monuments and control points. The City’s Public Information Officer also published a Cone Zone Map to show the location and progress of construction projects throughout the City of Cheyenne. Additionally, cooperative member Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) expanded mobile workflows and applications to enable better field data collection and data management systems providing capabilities such as the ability to turn valves on/off from remote locations. Their collective efforts have led to modernization of business practices supporting better decision making and support for regional residents. Public Web maps can be viewed at http://clcgisc.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html. In addition to this regional GIS Program, Esri honored more than 170 organizations from around the world and across a variety of industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.
"The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people who are using the power of geography to make our world a better place," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for their invaluable contributions to their communities and the continued evolution of geographic science.”
For more information about the 2015 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit esri.com/sag.
GIS Program Details:
The Cheyenne and Laramie County Cooperative Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program was established in 1993 to benefit the member agencies, government agencies, private industry, and the general public.
The Cheyenne City Council and Laramie County Commissioners adopted Resolutions in 1998 to establish the GIS Program as a means of organizing GIS efforts and coordinating the development of the Program.
Policies and procedures are reviewed annually to ensure the integrity of the Program. Coordination is directed through the GIS Executive Committee, GIS Technical Committee and User Groups. Special projects, training, education, and connectivity are provided and funded through cooperative agreements.
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