USA, 20 July – MapAction was presented with the Humanitarian GIS Award by ESRI in San Diego in July.
The award was received by Andrew Douglas-Bate, MapAction’s Chairman, from Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI Inc. The presentation took place in front of some 12,000 people at ESRI’s International User Conference, on 11 July 2009 in San Diego, California.
Jack Dangermond praised the work of MapAction volunteers who use GIS for good in challenging and sometimes dangerous environments.
ESRI Inc is the world’s largest GIS software and services company. It supports MapAction by providing free licences and support for its powerful software, for MapAction volunteers to use in the field during natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.