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Posted on: August 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Bismarck Honored for Special Achievement in GIS

Geographic Information System Provider Esri awards the City of Bismarck at Virtual User Conference


BISMARCK, N.D. – Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, presented the City of Bismarck with Esri's Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 12, 2021, at the annual Esri User Conference (Esri UC), which was presented in a completely virtual format. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, the City of Bismarck received the award for its innovative use of mapping and analytics technology, as well as leadership in the field of local government. 


The SAG Awards are intended to demonstrate an appreciation for organizations using GIS to understand complex data and meet challenges around the world. The users honored with awards are demonstrating all the groundbreaking possibilities of GIS software. 


"Meeting our users in person is part of what makes Esri UC so special to me and everyone I work with, but the health of participants is paramount," said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. "As always, I am honored to present these awards to all the organizations recognized for the bold examples they set applying geospatial technologies to their important work in the government, business, and nonprofit sectors." 


The City of Bismarck uses a variety of Esri applications to streamline asset management and maintenance operations for organization-wide field to office workflows. Business processes previously included a combination of manual and computer systems, which were labor intensive, unreliable, mostly paper dependent, and required duplication of effort.  The goal of Bismarck’s team was to tailor applications for specific workflows to keep staff working efficiently using software already available at no additional cost to the City.


“I am proud of our GIS professionals and the tremendous work they do to empower our workforce with the tools and information they need to do their jobs more efficiently, leveraging our resources to more effectively meet the needs of the community,” said Mayor Steve Bakken. “I am delighted that Esri recognized the leadership and success of our GIS professionals. Receiving this award validates the initiative and excellence of our GIS team members.” 


"We feel both honored and encouraged to receive this award from Esri” said Darrel Nucech, GIS Coordinator. "This reflects on our culture within the organization to provide outstanding services to the City of Bismarck and its citizens.”  


The City of Bismarck was one of 193 organizations—in areas such as commercial industry, defense, transportation, nonprofit work, telecommunications, and government—to be honored. 


Esri staff annually nominate hundreds of candidates from around the world for consideration, and Dangermond selects the finalists. 


For more information on how the City of Bismarck is innovating through the use of geospatial technology, visit: https://bismarck.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapAndAppGallery/index.html?appid=bc215968f96c4b93aed2f20bfa3ce754.

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