Catholic Relief Services has received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California held July 10, 2013. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology.
CRS was selected for the award based on our work on integrating mobile data collection in our field projects with GIS tools to support our communication coordination, analysis and planning activities at scale. This is best exemplified by the work on CRS has done in using GIS as part of a monitoring and evaluation system in our East Africa region.
Organizations from around the world honored at the Esri UC span 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 that are using the power of geography to improve our world and drive change,” says Esri president Jack Dangermond. “At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for both solving their communities’ greatest challenges and for their invaluable contributions to the continued evolution of geographic science.”
Read more about the 2013 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners.
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