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Posted on: January 4, 2021

GIS Department Wins 2020 SAG Award!

The Porter County GIS Department, within the Department of Development and Storm Water Management, won the 2020 SAG Award!  Congrats to our GIS and Storm Water Team!
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What is the SAG Award? The Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards are held annually by ESRI, a world-wide supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications. Jack Dangermond, president and founder of ESRI, awards several organizations internationally to highlight those who set a new precedent with GIS technology. Over 300,000 organizations were eligible for the award last year. Being nominated for such an award shows great leadership, creativity, and innovation!

The Porter County GIS Department continuously strives to maintain a progressive GIS deployment while offering readily available, convenient, and accurate location intelligence applications and data. A multitude of Porter County departments now utilize GIS data to accomplish their work tasks while others utilize GIS application workflows to increase efficiency like Storm Water Concern Reporting, Code Enforcement or Elections Administration.  Staying on the cutting edge of developing technology, the Porter County GIS Department has increased government efficiency by creating and maintaining an invaluable resource for the citizens and businesses of Porter County. 

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Image From Porter County Open Data: https://porter-county-open-data-portercogov.hub.arcgis.com/

As we all work together to fight the pandemic, GIS technology has been an organizational tool to track test results and display data for the public viewing. To learn more about COVID tracking, please visit:

Porter County COVID Webpage here

GIS Coronavirus Response Page here.

GIS technology is everywhere, in our phones and cars, at work and at home, helping us learn and understand more about our environment and habits. Although GIS has been around for a few decades, the usage continues to increase and expand exponentially. Porter County GIS Department is entering 2021 with enthusiasm and innovation at the forefront!


To watch the 2020 SAG Award Video - A Message from Jack to the 2020 Award Winners, visit this link.

To view the list of 2020 SAG Award Winners, visit this link.

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