ADEQ wins award for innovative use of GIS technology

The AGIO congratulates the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for receiving an award at the ESRI Conference for its “innovative use” of GIS technology.

“FOR RELEASE:  July 14, 2010


The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) was selected from more than 300,000 organizations worldwide to receive an award for its innovative use of its geographic information system (GIS) technology.

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is recognizing ADEQ’s vision and leadership at its 30th Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California on July 14, 2010.

Just this year ADEQ began using its GIS technology to create a web-based application called MethViewer.  A user can access this application to view the latest properties believed to be contaminated by the illegal manufacture of drugs.

ADEQ has also participated with other state and federal agencies in the creation of a library of environmental resource mapping layers.  These include permitted sites, facility data, protected openspace lands, wetlands, and watersheds.  Using GIS, these layers have been combined with additional map layers, such as roads, political boundaries, and aerial photography to create numerous maps and applications for ADEQ staff, planners, and the general public.

The ADEQ team is proud of its work using GIS technology and honored to receive this award.”