Cuyahoga County Wins Special Achievement Award

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County Recognized for Fiscal GIS Hub at Esri User Conference

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – Cuyahoga County received worldwide recognition for innovative technology at the recent Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA.

Selected from hundreds of thousands of users, global location intelligence leader Esri presented Cuyahoga County Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for its innovative use of mapping and analytics technology, as well as leadership in the field of local government.

The SAG Award is intended to demonstrate an appreciation for organizations around the world that are using GIS technology to understand vast amounts of data and solve complex problems.

Cuyahoga County GIS received the SAG Award for its Fiscal GIS Hub, an online interactive resource that makes information on property values, tax distribution and incentive programs more accessible to residents. It also centralizes documents frequently accessed by taxing authorities by allowing users to search by tax authority.

“The Fiscal GIS Hub is a product of collaboration among many county departments and provides a valuable resource for the citizens and taxing authorities of Cuyahoga County,” said Cuyahoga County Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator Tom Fisher. “I am extremely proud of the Cuyahoga County Enterprise GIS team’s work on this and honored to work with such talented staff.”

“Users across all industries continue to show the groundbreaking possibilities of what GIS can help them accomplish,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “I am honored to recognize all the organizations for the many ways they are taking a geographic approach toward meeting some of the most pressing challenges our world faces today.”

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Dan Giersz, Jack Dangermond, and Tom Fisher
Cuyahoga County Senior GIS Analyst Dan Giersz, Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond, and Cuyahoga County Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator Tom Fisher