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Recognition - MApps Award -  Best Challenge Award - Bursaries


Awards and Recognition

Numerous awards for a variety of achievements and challenges each year. Awards are handed out at our annual BeSpatial Event. 

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2019 Recipients

Exemplary Service Award John Houweling

People's Choice MApps Award 

2019 Best App: City of Kitchener - Kitchener's Speed Zone Analysis

Best Map: Town of Newmarket - Central York Fire Services - 2018 In Review

Best Challenge Awards

Best Public Sector:The Best Public Sector GIS award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated the use of GIS in improving effectiveness and efficiency in enterprise GIS for public sector operations

Innovation in GIS: The Innovation in GIS award is presented to individuals or organizations who have newly demonstrated or refined innovation in GIS and geospatial technology through a specific piece of work or project.

Best Web GIS: The Best Web GIS award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated advanced internet/intranet mapping services that enable publishing and sharing of geographic information through the integration of multiple business systems

Best Public Sector GIS

2019 Gold Award: York Region: YorkInfo Partnership

Silver Award: Toronto Police Services: TPS Public Safety Data Portal

Bronze Award: City of Brampton: Location Intelligence & Data Visualization Review


Innovation in GIS

2019 Gold Award: Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines: Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS)

Silver Award: County of Lennox and Addington: WORKS (Work Order Record Keeping System

Bronze Award: eleven-x: Digital Fredericton


Best Web GIS

2019 Gold Award:  City of Hamilton: Child Youth Health Atlas

Silver Award: Town of Orangeville: Heritage Orangeville

People's Choice MApps Award 

2019 Best App: City of Kitchener - Kitchener's Speed Zone Analysis Best Map: Town of Newmarket - Central York Fire Services - 2018 In Review

2018 Best App: Town of Newmarket - Locate My Plow Best Map: City of Kitchener - Growth Management Plan

2017 Best App: City of Kitchener -Kitchener's Citizen Science Project Best Map: Toronto Fire Services - Residential Building Construction Dates

2016 Best App: Town of Newmarket-Playground & Park Improvement Best Map: Ryerson University - 3D Printed Geographies

2015 Best App: Devin Tu - MapYourProperty  Best Map: Region of Halton - Boardroom Map

2014 Best App: City of Windsor - Cultural Mapping Project Best Map: County of Hastings – Limerick Township Historic Map

2013 Best App: City of Vaughan - Vaughan Viewer Best Map: North Hamilton - Child Blood Lead Study

2012 Best App: City of Kitchener - Urban Tree Life Best Map: Town of Newmarket - Trails Map 

Link to MApps (Maps and Apps) Award page

Student Bursary Award

2019 - Devon Kleinjan, Guelph University

2018 - Nebyu Woldeyohanes, Nipissing University

2017 - Kyle Wittmaier, Nipissing University

2016 - Sean Nash, Ryerson University

2015 - Moeen Butt, Western University

2014 - Nafisa Kassam, Fanshawe College

2013 - Matthew Adams, McMaster University 

2012 - Sandra Murillo, Fanshawe College

2011 - Sarah Thompson, University of Waterloo

Link to student Bursary Page

30 Year Members - Diamond Jubilee Club

Jerry Crawford, True North Digital Mapping

John Houweling, York Region

Andy Mackie, Teranet Inc.


25 Year Members - Silver Jubilee Club

Garry T. Hunter, Hunter and Associates

Dave Salter, Niagara Region


URISA International Chapter Award

URISA Ontario Wins 2011 Chapter of the Year Award from URISA International!

Each year, URISA recognizes an outstanding Chapter that has sponsored particularly effective activities or has otherwise excelled in serving its membership.

 Outstanding Chapter Award criteria include:
• Innovation
• Outreach
• Education
• Community Impact

The 2011 award marks the third year that URISA Ontario has won Chapter of the year (also won chapter of the year in 2003, and 1996).

    • URISA International Chapter of the Year 2003 Award
    • URISA International Chapter of the Year 1996 Award

    URISA Ontario Service Awards

    2019 - Dianne Adams (2017-19

    2019 - Jasna Filipovic (2012-19)

    2019 - Jeremy Luymes (2015-19)

    2019 - Scott Barbacki (2017-19)

    2015 - Lena Gomes (2008-15)

    2013 - Susan Port: (2006-2013)
    2013 - Chris Wilkinson: (2006-2013)
    2012 - Dianne Adams: (2008-2012)
    2012 - Melanie Wawryk (2008-2012)
    2001 - Antoni Wisnioski
    2001 - Patrick McDade


    President Lena Gomes accepting the Chapter of the year award from Cy Smith.

    President Lena Gomes accepting the Chapter of the year award from Cy Smith, 2011 URISA International president. at URISA International's annual general meeting.

    Current & Past Presidents of the Ontario Association

    Susan Muleme Kasumba (Current)

    Catherine Fitzgerald (Immediate Past President)

    Al Little

    Lena Gomes

    Catherine Baldelli

    Tim Hu

    Nigel Roberts

    Ron Jaros

    Donna Edwards

    Jury Konga

    Sandra Crutcher

    Lou Milrad

    John Houweling

    George Lysenko




    Past URISA presidents

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