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2008 Intermountain GIS Conference

April 7 - 11, 2008    Holiday Inn at the Park,   Missoula, MT

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MAGIP Professional Awards

Submission Deadline: March 5th, 2008 (Nomination Procedure)

The Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) invites you to submit nominations for the following awards to be presented at the 2008 Intermountain GIS Conference

2008 GIS Professional Livability Award

The GIS Professional Livability Award is an award that honors and recognizes an individual representing the best expression of GIS leadership, vision, and commitment to improving the quality of life within their respective community, city, or state. The GIS architecture has touched so many lives in such a global way that awarding a Livability Award truly represents the dedication and advancements to these technologies that symbolize the spirit of livability within the GIS community. In evaluating the nominations, MAGIP seeks to identify the individual from within Montana that meets most or all of the criteria.

Nominees shall:

  • Demonstrate a measurable contribution to the education, communication, coordination, and application of GIS technologies that have been a major influence to the growth and use of GIS in creating a more livable community.
  • Express exemplary dedication with focus to the development and implementation of GIS technologies which enhance individual and community life � both in efficient use of community resources and public safety.
  • Be acknowledged by their peers for perseverance with belief and purpose; tasking themselves with the growth, as well as the challenges of GIS development for them and for their neighbor...sometimes in the face of discouragement.

2008 GIS Distinguished Service Award

The GIS Distinguished Service Award is presented for long-term service and leadership to the Montana GIS community and the profession. An individual�s record of contribution to the advancement of creative thinking and actions, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, perseverance, and community mindedness; resulting in a better and stronger direction for the GIS community in Montana. Candidates for this esteemed award have displayed continued years of dedicated service or have worked on significant projects and education giving unselfishly of their time and energy to advance the GIS profession. Their purposeful commitment has made a definitive and positive impact. In evaluating the nominations, MAGIP seeks to identify the individual that meets most or all of the criteria.

Nominees shall:

  • Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and/or creativity to the benefit of the workplace, the Montana GIS community, and/or the profession.
  • Have a substantial impact within and/or external to the realm of the member's workplace
  • Undertake activities that benefit the workplace, the Montana GIS community, and/or the profession but are not regular job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to seek out and pursue new challenges to the benefit of the workplace, the Montana GIS community, and/or the profession.

Past recipients of Distinguished Service Award or equivalent:

2000: Kris Larson and Michael Sweet
2002: Gretchen Baldus and Gerry Daumiller
2004: Margie Lubinski and Duane Anderson
2006: Paul Wilson and Bryant Ralston

For additional information contact Conference Awards Co-Chairs Pat Halcro and Michael Sweet