Redlands, California—July 2014— Maps.com received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California held July 16, 2014. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.
Maps.com uses Esri ArcGIS technology to create maps for a variety of industries including Education, News Media, and custom mapping for businesses. This diversity calls on a range of different skillsets including user experience (UX) design, graphic art and data visualization. 2014 saw the launch of the new Field Trip Library product – a collection of virtual field trips for K-12 schools based on Esri’s Story map platform.
Organizations from around the world honored at the Esri UC span industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.
"The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people that are using the power of geography to improve our world and drive change," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for both solving their communities’ greatest challenges and for their invaluable contributions to the continued evolution of geographic science.”
For more information about the 2014 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit esri.com/sag.
Maps.com is a leading provider of mapping products and solutions to business, education and consumer markets. Founded in 1991 as Magellan Geographix, the company is privately held with four primary business divisions.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, 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.