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BeSpatial Best Challenge Awards

Announced at BeSpatial May 1, 2024. 

BeSpatial - The Geospatial and Information Community wants to recognize you for your hard work, creativity and dedication by giving you an opportunity to apply for one of our BCAs - Best Challenge Awards descriptions below. 2024 Award Winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting online event on May 1st, 2024.

For past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition Page

Categories and Best Challenges Awards Descriptions

Submissions extended till March 31 2024

Recipients will be notified at BESPATIAL

MAY 1-2, 2024

Best Public Sector GIS - Geospatial and Information Services

Presented to public sector organizations that have effectively harnessed geospatial and information services, significantly enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and decision-making processes within their operations. This has resulted in tangible improvements in business solutions and support. 

Best Innovation in GIS - Geospatial and Information Services

The Innovation in GIS award is presented to individuals or organizations who have newly demonstrated or refined innovation in a geospatial and information (GIS) related application including analytics, technology, visualization or smart initiatives through a specific piece of work or project.

Small Organization GIS - Geospatial and Information Services

This category aims to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of small organizations (up to 3 GIS staff) that have showcased exceptional capabilities and impact in geospatial and information services, overcoming challenges posed by limited team size and resources.

Open Source GIS or Open Data - Geospatial and Information Services

This award recognizes individuals or projects that have made significant contributions to the development, promotion, or utilization of open-source geospatial technologies. It specifically highlights efforts in fostering collaboration and accessibility through the use of open-source GIS tools and leveraging open data.

BeSpatial reviews the award categories each year to better align with our current community's  direction.

If you would like to be involved with this initiative, please contact: finance@bespatialontario.ca

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