GIS Day


Fairfax County GIS Day

Quick Links


What is GIS Day? 

GIS Day is a global event during which GIS (Geographic Information Systems) users work to expand the understanding of how GIS technology and geography make a difference in our lives. GIS, a computer-based tool used to map and analyze features and events, combines the power of a database with the visualization capabilities offered by maps. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world use GIS to solve problems in areas such as environmental protection, pollution, health care, land use, asset deployment and routing, natural resources, conservation, business efficiency, education and social inequities.

Fairfax County has been hosting GIS Day events since 1999. You can see photos and GIS Excellence Awards entries for 2014, as well as previous GIS Days at the County.

To learn more about other GIS Day events, visit the official national GIS Day web site. 


GIS Day 2014 in Fairfax County

On November 20th, the Department of Information Technology’s GIS & Mapping Services Branch hosted the County’s 16th annual GIS Day Celebrations.

See photos, Excellence Awards entries, and the awards ceremony program.


GIS Excellence Awards

Sharing a common geography yet diverse business practices, Fairfax County’s GIS professionals provide the skills and efforts that result in unique spatial perspectives, and analyses that assist their business areas, decision makers and the public.

GIS Day provides an opportunity to recognize effective and creative use of spatial tools to better serve agencies and constituents. This culminates in the presentation of the GIS Excellence awards. 

 

For GIS Day 2014, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova, Enterprise Systems Division Director Gordon Jarratt and GIS Manager Tom Conry addressed the audience and presented awards in 8 categories. Congratulations to all the winners!

Award Category Project/Map Recipient(s) Name(s) Department
Best GIS Cartographic Product/Presentation First Place Housing and Population through the Decades in Fairfax County Paul Maliszewski Neighborhood and Community Services
Second Place Tysons Park System Concept Plan Gayle Hooper Fairfax County Park Authority
Third Place West County Trail Pat Rosend, Liz Cronauer Fairfax County Park Authority
Best Use of GIS for Analysis First Place

Development of a GIS Toolkit to Support Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling and Drainage Area Characterization of Ecological Sampling Sites

Joseph P. Riley-Ryan, John Burke

Stormwater Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Second Place

Automating the Blue Books and Run Order Display in the Computer Aided Dispatch System Utilizing GIS Models and Python Scripting

Christopher McCarthy

Public Safety Communications

Third Place

Targeting Accessible Waters for Volunteer Cleanups

John Burke

Stormwater Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Best Use of GIS on the Web Demographic Interactive Mapper

Paul Maliszewski

Neighborhood and Community Services

Best Use of GIS for Public Outreach

A Cultural History Tour of Old Colchester Park and Preserve

Marion Constante, Megan Veness, Jonathon Brisendine, Kayla Marciniszyn, Elizabeth Peebles, Denice Dressel, Julianne Powers, Elizabeth Paynter, Sheila Koons, Jean Cascardi

Fairfax County Park Authority

Most Significant Data Contributor

Existing Land Use

Fatima Khaja

Neighborhood and Community Services

Best GIS Integration or Application Development

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department ArcGIS Online Website

Eric K. Fisher, Shelby D. Zelonis, Keg Good

Fire and Rescue Department

Most Significant Progress

Creating a Survey Quality Cadastre

Vickie McEntire Anglin, Yilia Vega-Claudio, Michael Perry, Chris Jensen

Land Survey Branch of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

People’s Choice Award for Best Map

Creating a Survey Quality Cadastre

Vickie McEntire Anglin, Yilia Vega-Claudio, Michael Perry, Chris Jensen

Land Survey Branch of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Winning entries are described in the awards program and all entries may be viewed in a slide show.


Excellence Awards Gallery

  Project submissions for the GIS Excellence Awards competition were on display all week. Additionally, the GIS and Mapping Services Branch hosted a reception in front of the Gallery in conjunction with the GIS Excellence Awards ceremony.

Representatives from many of the county agencies that utilize GIS stopped by to interact with their colleagues, peruse the Gallery, and cast a vote for the Peoples' Choice Award for Best Map.


Past GIS Days in Fairfax County

GIS Day 1999
GIS Day 2002
GIS Day 2005
GIS Day 2008
GIS Day 2011 GIS Day 2014
Photos Awards
Photos Awards Winners Photos Awards Entries
GIS Day 2000
GIS Day 2003
GIS Day 2006
GIS Day 2009
GIS Day 2012  
Photos Awards
Photos Awards Winners  
GIS Day 2001
GIS Day 2004
GIS Day 2007 GIS Day 2010 GIS Day 2013  
Photos Awards
Photos Awards Photos Awards Winners Photos Awards Entries  

 


Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

ADA Accessibility | Website Accessibility
Awards | FOIA | Mobile | Using this Site | Web Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Get Adobe Reader
Official site of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, © Copyright 2013

Website Feedback Website Feedback    Globe with various flags representing Web site language translations   Language Translations

Return to Graphic Version