IMAGIN's GIS for Everyone Award

The IMAGIN GIS for Everyone Award is presented to an organization that seeks to make GIS data or analysis accessible to other organizations and/or to the public.  GIS organizations that strive to disseminate and share data make spatial data available to everyone. 

Awarded annually since 2000, the GIS for Everyone award is now in its 24th year of being awarded.

Nominations for the 2024 IMAGIN GIS for Everyone Award are now open and nominations are due by Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

2024 GIS for Everyone Nomination Form

IMAGIN's 2023 GIS for Everyone Winner

City of Traverse City
Jerry Swanson, GIS Coordinator

Enhanced availability of GIS and Data through deployment of GIS applications, maps and information via the City website

View the GIS for Everyone presentation in slide form HERE

Past GIS for Everyone Award Winners

Presented since 2000 - Click slide thumbnail to view presentation slides
Year Recipient Presentation or Bio

City of Detroit
Robert Brown & Mark Jones
Proposal N Neighborhood Stabilization Program

View the GIS for Everyone presentation in slide form HERE


Shanna Martucci, GIS Analyst
Michigan State Police - Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division

View the GIS for Everyone presentation in slide form HERE
View the GIS for Everyone presentation recording HERE
View the 2021 IMAGIN Awards Storymap section for GIS for Everyone HERE

City of Farmington Hills
   Implementation of ArcGIS Online for application deployment

   and engagement for citizens. 

   Award accepted by Matt Malone, GISP - GIS Coordinator


State of Michigan: DTMB, Center for Shared Solutions
   Implementation of ArcGIS Open Data Platform and increased
   sharing of data through the deployment of LARA data regarding
   State licensed facilities and the updating of the Statewide
   Framework data layers.

   Award accepted by Everett Root & Ulrika Zay

2018 Livingston County GIS
   Implementation of ArcGIS Online and public gallery
   with numerous applications for public consumption
   at no charge for the first time.
   Award accepted by Sandon Lettieri, GIS Technician

2017 City of Livonia - Information Systems Department
   Implementation of the Local Government Information 
   Model (LGIM) and Complete Rebuild of Online Mapping
   Award accepted by Dan Teodor, MSc, GISP - GIS Administrator
2016 Geospatial Analysis and Mapping Lab
University of Michigan - Dearborn
   GIS Day and Community GIS Engagement Programs
   Award accepted by Dr. Claudia Walters, GAM Lab Manager

2015 City of Flint, Michigan - Planning & Development Department
   City-wide Housing Assessment Program and Neighborhood
   Collaboration Program
   Award accepted by Calix Martinez, GIS Technician

2014 Kent County, Michigan - GIS Department
   Online GIS Data Library and Open Data
   Award accepted by Janice Rockburn, GIS/Financials Team Lead
     and Elliott Lowe, GIS Analyst

2013 City of Holland, Michigan - Technology Services Department
   Citizen Request Management
   Award accepted by Matt VanDyken, Technology Services

2012 State of Michigan - Center for Shared Solutions & Technology
   Michigan Framework Data Program
   Award accepted by Eric Swanson, Director and 
     Laura Blastic, Geo-Framework Services Manager

2011 Eaton County, Michigan - GIS Department
   Digital Plat Book Program
   Award accepted by Eric Daley, GIS Manager
Coming Soon
2010 City of Midland, Michigan - GIS Department
   Web Mapping Applications
   Award accepted by Dan Brumm, GIS Coordinator
Coming Soon
2009 Muskegon County, Michigan - Equalization/GIS Department
   GIS Web Mapping Application Development
   Award accepted by Thomas Van Bruggen, GIS Administrator
Coming Soon
2008 City of Birmingham, Michigan - GIS Department
   Retail Market Analysis Program
   Award accepted by Tara Maguire
Coming Soon
2007 McKenna and Associates
   City of River Rouge Interactive Mapping Tool
Coming Soon
2006 City of Kalamazoo, Michigan - GIS
   Online GIS Applications with City Data Availability
Coming Soon
2005 Grand Traverse County, Michigan - GIS Department
   GIS Intranet Application
Coming Soon
2004 City of Portage, Michigan - GIS Department
   GIS Access Initiative
Coming Soon
2003 Wastenaw County, Michigan - GIS Department
   GIS Program Initiatives
   Award accepted by Kimberly Wraight, GIS Lead
Coming Soon
2002 City of Grand Rapids, Michigan - GIS Department
   IMS/GIS/CMMS/DOC: Evolving Public Service into Intelligent    
     Community-Oriented Government
   Award accepted by Paul Klimas, GIS Administrator
Coming Soon
2001 Oakland County, Michigan - GIS Department Not Available
2000 South East Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
   Regional GIS Coordination Committee
Not Available

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