IGIC strives to recognize geospatial professionals and organizations who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped improve the quality of life for all Hoosiers. Each year, in conjunction with IGIC’s annual Indiana GIS Conference, we honor outstanding projects and people through the following awards:

Senator David C. Ford Award
This award is presented by the Indiana Geographic Information Council to an individual or organization for exemplary service and dedication above and beyond duties for accomplishments in coordinating Indiana GIS through dissemination of data and data products, education and outreach, adoption of standards, building partnerships, and advancing the IndianaMap. Find our more information and how to nominate someone for this award here (coming soon).

Excellence in GIS Awards
Each year, IGIC honors outstanding projects through our Excellence in GIS Award. This award recognizes organizations in six different categories for their use of geospatial technology to improve our world. Find out more information here (coming soon).

Special Achievement in GIS Award
This award recognizes special geospatial projects developed through teamwork that demonstrate commitment to working with others in the Indiana GIS community toward a common goal, while performing important, often pioneering work, to create an outstanding information resource. Eligible projects are those developed, completed, or that reached a significant milestone in 2019 or 2020. Find out more information here (coming soon).