URISA Announces 2016 GIS Hall of Fame Inductees

Des Plaines, IL, August 30, 2016 -- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association is pleased to announce the induction of three deserving individuals into its GIS Hall of Fame. URISA's GIS Hall of Fame honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS profession.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Alex Miller, President of Esri Canada;   Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University; and Waldo Tobler, Professor Emeritus at the University of California in Santa Barbara will be officially recognized during GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference  in Toronto this November.

URISA’s Hall of Fame laureates include:

  • 2005 Inductees: Edgar Horwood, Ian McHarg, Roger Tomlinson, Jack Dangermond, Nancy Tosta, and the Harvard Lab
  • 2006 Inductee: Gary Hunter
  • 2007 Inductees: Don Cooke and Michael Goodchild
  • 2009 Inductees: Will Craig and Carl Reed
  • 2010 Inductee: C. Dana Tomlin
  • 2011 Inductees: William Huxhold and Barry Wellar
  • 2012 Inductees: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Natural Resources Canada, Statistics Canada, United States Census Bureau and United States Geological Survey
  • 2014 Inductee: Charles Croner
  • 2016 Inductees: Alex Miller, Mark Monmonier and Waldo Tobler

Visit URISA's GIS Hall of Fame to learn about the path-breaking accomplishments of all inductees.

Wendy Nelson
Executive Director - URISA
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URISA fosters excellence in GIS through its programs, guiding and supporting GIS professionals throughout their careers.

Mark Your Calendar:

URISA's 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference - September 5-8, 2016 - Barbados

GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference - October 31-November 3, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario Canada

2017 GIS & CAMA Technologies Conference – March 6-9, 2017 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

URISA Leadership Academy – July 24-28, 2017 – Providence, Rhode Island

2017 GIS in Transit Conference – September 6-8, 2017 – Washington, DC

GIS-Pro 2017: URISA’s 55th Annual Conference – October 23-26, 2017 – Jacksonville, Florida

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