URISA announced that it is now accepting applications for its GIS Hall of Fame. Nominations are due May 1, 2017. 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. Anyone may nominate a person or organization for induction to URISA's GIS Hall of Fame.
Nomination Criteria and Process
Anyone may nominate a person or organization for induction to URISA's GIS Hall of Fame. To make a nomination, submit a written statement to URISA describing:
1. The nominee's achievements, emphasizing significant and original contributions to the development or application of GIS concepts, tools or resources, or to the GIS profession; and
2. The significance of the nominee's contributions, in terms of their enduring impact on the GIS field or profession, and their social benefit.
Hall of Fame laureates are expected to exemplify vision, leadership, perseverance, community-mindedness, professional involvement, and ethical behavior. The nomination statement may be of any length, but it must be preceded by a one-page stand-alone summary and must include testimonials from three (3) individuals about the nominee and his/her impact or influence. Email nomination statements to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2017. A committee of past URISA Past Presidents will review all nominations and make recommendations to the URISA Board of Directors by mid-June. Presentation occurs at URISA's Annual Conference. This honor may not be given every year, and in some years there may be multiple recipients.