Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jack Dangermond, ESRI President, Receives Honor from ASPRS

SpatialNews.com Press Release

Jack Dangermond, ESRI President, Receives Honor from ASPRS

Redlands, California — ESRI president Jack Dangermond will be awarded the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Outstanding Service Award for 2007. The award will be presented at the ASPRS Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida, May 7–11, 2007.

Dangermond is being recognized for his endowment of the ESRI Best Scientific Paper in GIS Award. Established in 1991, the ESRI award is given each year by the ASPRS Foundation to individuals who publish papers of scientific merit that advance the knowledge of geographic information system (GIS) technology.

"As [the originator of] the first 'corporate-sponsored' award to be fully endowed through the foundation, Jack Dangermond has once again set an outstanding example to his colleagues in the commercial sector," says James Plasker, ASPRS Foundation executive director.

Dangermond will be recognized at the award luncheon and business meeting being held on Wednesday, May 9, noon–1:30 p.m.

Other recipients of the Outstanding Service Award for 2007 include the Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working Group and Dave Maune, editor of the second edition of the DEM Manual.

About ESRI
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit www.esri.com.

source: http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/dailynews/2007/may/09/news2.html

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