Port of Tacoma receives award for exceptional GIS applications

The Port of Tacoma was honored with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work and innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.

The Port’s winning project provides a common operating picture for security with added functionality that benefits other Port staff. The new viewer, which continues to be developed, has more data and tools, is user-friendly and easy to maintain and update, and allows us to display data from other business systems. It also has tools to allow users to easily create reports and demonstrate that GIS is not just a map, but can be a decision-making tool.

"The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people who are using the power of geography to make our world a better place," said Esri President Jack Dangermond. "At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for their invaluable contributions to their communities and the continued evolution of geographic science.”

For more information about the 2015 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit esri.com/sag.

About the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than 1 million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server and Internet platforms. For more information, visit www.esri.com.

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