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Recognition - MApps Award -  Best Challenge Award - Bursaries

Awards and Recognition

Numerous awards for a variety of achievements and challenges each year. Awards are handed out at our annual BeSpatial Event. 

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Best Challenge Awards

Best Public Sector:The Best Public Sector GIS award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated the use of GIS in improving effectiveness and efficiency in enterprise GIS for public sector operations

Innovation in GIS: The Innovation in GIS award is presented to individuals or organizations who have newly demonstrated or refined innovation in GIS and geospatial technology through a specific piece of work or project.

Best Web GIS: The Best Web GIS award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated advanced internet/intranet mapping services that enable publishing and sharing of geographic information through the integration of multiple business systems

Best Public Sector GIS

2021 Gold Award: City of Guelph

2020 Gold Award: Town of East Gwillimbury

Innovation in GIS

2021 Gold Award: City of Richmond Hill: Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) tool

2020 Gold Award: City of Kitchener

Best Web GIS

2021 Gold Award:  Town of East Gwillimbury: Parks and Trails Web Story Map

2020 Gold Award:  City of Richmond Hill

Honorable Mention: City of Vaughan

People's Choice MApps Award 


Best App:  District of Muskoka - Floodline and LiDAR Mapping  

Best Map: Nebyu Woldeyohanes -Debris Flows in the Bow River Valley, between Banff and Lake Louise, using DEMs


Best App: City of Kitchener - Kitchener's Speed Zone Analysis

Best Map: Town of Newmarket - Central York Fire Services - 2018 In Review

Link to MApps (Maps and Apps) Award page

Student Bursary Award

2021 - Xuyang Han, York University

2019 - Devon Kleinjan, Guelph University

Link to student Bursary Page

30 Year Members - Diamond Jubilee Club

Raphael Sussman, Raphael Sussman Consulting Services

Jerry Crawford, True North Digital Mapping

John Houweling, York Region

Andy Mackie, Teranet Inc. 

25 Year Members - Silver Jubilee Club

Jason Davis, County of Renfrew

Jaroslaw Losko, Independent

Janet Vittie, GISP, City of Niagara Falls

Garry T. Hunter, Hunter and Associates

Dave Salter, Niagara Region

URISA International Chapter Award

URISA Ontario Wins 2011 Chapter of the Year Award from URISA International

The 2011 award marks the third year that URISA Ontario has won Chapter of the year (also won chapter of the year in 2003, and 1996).

URISA Ontario Service Awards

2019 - Dianne Adams (2017-19)

2019 - Jasna Filipovic (2012-19)

2019 - Jeremy Luymes (2015-19)

2019 - Scott Barbacki (2017-19)

2015 - Lena Gomes (2008-15)

2013 - Susan Port: (2006-2013)
2013 - Chris Wilkinson: (2006-2013)
2012 - Dianne Adams: (2008-2012)
2012 - Melanie Wawryk (2008-2012)
2001 - Antoni Wisnioski
2001 - Patrick McDade

2011 Chapter of the year award

President Lena Gomes accepting the Chapter of the year award from Cy Smith, 2011 URISA International president. at URISA International's annual general meeting.

Current & Past Presidents of the Ontario Association

Peter Hettstedt (Current)

Susan Muleme Kasumba (Immediate Past President)

Catherine Fitzgerald

Al Little

Lena Gomes

Catherine Baldelli

Tim Hu

Nigel Roberts

Ron Jaros

Donna Edwards

Jury Konga

Sandra Crutcher

Lou Milrad

John Houweling

George Lysenko

Past URISA presidents

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