Exemplary Systems in Government Awards – 21/08/2012


URISA has announced the recipients of its 2012 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards. Since 1980, URISA’s ESIG Awards recognise exceptional achievements in the application of information technology in improving the delivery and quality of government services. The recognised systems will be celebrated during the Awards Breakfast at GIS-Pro 2012: URISA’s 50th Annual Conference in Portland, USA.

This year’s competition resulted in two exemplary systems in the Enterprise Systems category and one distinguished system.

Systems in the category Enterprise Systems 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 organisation.

2012 ESIG Winners are Orange County’s Addressing and Land Development Information Network (ALADIN), submitted by Louis Schoolkate, Orange County GIS Coordinator, Orlando, Florida and PSMA Australia’s PSMA System, submitted by Kate Mann, Communications Manager, PSMA Australia, Griffith ACT Australia.

The solution of Orange County, USA, was deemed exemplary by the ESIG Review Committee because it integrates GIS into addressing, zoning, document management and land development systems, and  integrates GIS into the daily workflows of management and front-line staff to facilitate decision-making. Aladin facilitates Orange County to support its permanent population of one million and allows the County to meet the annual demands and expectations presented by 52 million tourists. 

The solution of PSMA in Australia was deemed exemplary by the ESIG Review Committee because it involves the engagement, collaboration and partnership between all government in Australia, including federal, six state and two territorial governments, in the delivery of a single system for the creating and facilitating access to national datasets for government, industry and community use. The provision of GIS data by the PSMA system actually has a significant impact on the country as a whole as it contributes to a variety of economic, social and environmental benefits. The PSMA system was developed with the intention of being a world-class system that enables the collection, standardisation, integration, manipulation and delivery of GIS data in an automated fashion. The example of inter-government collaboration and the scale in which PSMA operates and because the PSMA system has revolutionised the manner in which data is gathered, integrated and disseminated make it an exemplary system.

The awarded 2012 Distinguished System is the Will County Master Address Point System submitted by Tong Zhou, director of the GIS Department, County of Will, Joliet, Illinois, USA.

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