2019 Awards

DEADLINE: July 29, 2019

Geospatial Excellence Awards

Champion | Catalyst | Innovator

To be considered for a Geospatial Excellence Award, an individual or organization must meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • Creates a sustainable partnership or initiative that returns significant benefit from geospatial technology across multiple organizations
  • Documents measured improvement in implementing a state or national spatial data infrastructure
  • Advances the ‘create it once, use it a bunch’ credo for efficiently delivering valued geospatial data and services across a broad enterprise of users
  • Benefits the whole nation through sharing of innovation or establishment of best practices
  • Champions the involvement of all state data infrastructure or national data infrastructure stakeholders
  • Promotes NSGIC goal of efficient and effective government through increased, prudent adoption of geospatial technologies

Nomination form for Geospatial Excellence Awards

 

Lifetime Service Awards

NSGIC's highest honor, the Lifetime Service Award is presented to an individual who has given a "lifetime" (generally greater than 10 years) of notable service to NSGIC. This award is typically given to an individual who has served in one or more leadership positions over an extended period of time (e.g,, board member, officer, committee chair or active committee participant). This award is usually given at the conclusion of the recipient's career or at a major transition point in their career. The recipient's service must exceed the normal expectation of duty.

The Lifetime Service Award recipients will receive complimentary membership in NSGIC and registration fees will be waived at the NSGIC annual conference and midyear meeting if the recipient is no longer employed in the geospatial industry.

The actions of each nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • An extended professional career of service in the geospatial industry
  • Dedicated and distinguished service to NSGIC
  • Notable activities that have advanced NSGIC's goal of efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial technologies.

Nominations must include detailed information concerning the nominee's specific activities and responsibilities that make them eligible for the award. Nominations will be verified for eligibility and accuracy. Each nominee will be evaluated individually according to the award criteria. All nominations will be considered at the same time on a competitive basis.

Nomination form for Lifetime Service Awards

 

Outstanding Service Awards

Presented to an individual or organization that has advanced the national spatial data infrastructure, promoted NSGIC's goal of efficient and effective government, and is likely to continue in their current or a more challenging position. Recipients must exceed the normal expectation of duty.

Nominees must meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • Benefit more than just their agency or organization
  • Make measured improvements in implementing a national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI)
  • Benefit the whole nation
  • Champion the involvement of all NSDI stakeholders
  • Promote NSGIC's goal of efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial technologies

Any current or former NSGIC member may nominate eligible individuals or organizations for this award. Nominees do not have to be NSGIC members. Nominations must include detailed information concerning the nominee's specific activities and responsibilities that make them eligible for the award. The nomination must be endorsed by at least one current or former NSGIC board member. Nominations will be verified for eligibility and accuracy. Each nominee will be considered at the same time on a competitive basis. 

Nomination form for Outstanding Service Awards

 

Past awards