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Every year Esri honours the work of our users in the form of prestigious user recognition awards. These awards recognize user organizations who have applied geospatial technology innovatively to address the needs of their industries and communities, defining GIS best practices. Organizations that are honoured span multiple domains from agriculture, forestry, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.

Making The Difference Award

Making the Difference award recognizes organization that leverages GIS technology to develop systems for the benefit of our society and impacting citizen’s lives.

National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC)

"Thanks Esri India for presenting us with "Making The Difference Award" for our contribution in India Water Resource Information System (WRIS) (jointly developed by NWIC and NHP NPMU) which acts as a single source of truth for getting comprehensive, commendable and consistent data of water resources. Looking forward to work with Esri India on many more such projects." - Shri Sunil Kumar Garg, Director, National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC)

Special Achievement in GIS Award

SAG awards recognize users who have applied geospatial technology innovatively to address the needs of their industries and communities while defining GIS best practices.

  • Punjab Police

    GIS implementation for police modernization with data analytics and location intelligence.

  • Varanasi Smart City Limited

    GIS implementation at Varanasi Smart City including Kashi GeoHub and GIS integration with Kashi Integrated Command and Control Centre (KICCC).

  • Indraprastha Gas Limited

    Enterprise GIS for City Gas Distribution Network Asset Management.

  • Planning Department, Government of Meghalaya

    GIS implementation to monitor all the programs and improve governance at all levels in the state of Meghalaya.


Excellence In GIS Education Award

Excellence In GIS Education Award recognizes users who have achieved significant milestones in imparting GIS education as well as in GIS capacity building initiatives.

Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics Pune

Leading various academic programs that are progressing the GIS education in India and creating large scale capacity for GIS ready workforce.