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July 26, 2021
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Department of the Environment
Prince George's County Earns GIS Special Achievement Award
Recognized for its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer GIS Enterprise System
Largo, MD - The Department of Environment (DoE) Stormwater Management Division (SMD) received a 2021 Special Achievement Award in Geographic Information System (GIS) from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) during its Annual Virtual User Conference held in early July.
DoE was awarded the prestigious award in GIS (a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data) for its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater GIS Enterprise System. The system maintains information (in a workflow system) that streamlines data collection and reports generation from multiple agencies and various regulatory and non-regulatory programs. In addition, the system was created to enhance the Maryland Department of Environment's (MDE) geodatabase and build applications to create the MS4 report and to meet other County needs.
"We are thrilled to receive a Special Recognition Award for our efforts in GIS," said DoE Acting Director Andrea L. Crooms. "SMD continues to be a leader in efforts to effectively develop and implement programs that improve the water quality in our County."
The award recognizes County employees Charles Braese and Patrick Callahan for their innovative efforts in GIS. Braese, a GIS Project Lead in SMD, is responsible for creating and submitting data for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) report, designing web mapping applications, providing support to SMD, and managing the County's Enterprise Stormwater Management Geodatabase. Callahan is a GIS Manager in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and has more than 30 years working in GIS, with the past 18 years as the GIS Manager for (OIT). He is the Project lead for all multi-agency GIS County initiatives, and his office supports all GIS activities.
Esri is an international supplier of GIS software and a leader in web GIS and geodatabase management applications. The Esri User Conference is one of the largest of its kind. It recognizes organizations and government agencies throughout the world for ground-breaking and cutting-edge applications of GIS systems.
Click here for more information about DoE's Stormwater Management Division.
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