Watertown, Mass. — Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented VHB with its Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 11 at the annual Esri User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, VHB received the award for its innovative application of mapping, data analytics, and thought leadership in the field of GIS Consulting.

The SAG Awards are meant to show appreciation for organizations that are using GIS to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. Through The Science of Where — the technology of GIS combined with the science of geography — the users honored with these awards are demonstrating the most groundbreaking and transformative possibilities of GIS software.

“The Esri User Conference is a great forum for our users to come together and share the amazing ways they are implementing GIS technology,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “The organizations recognized here are creating maps and using spatial analytics to make a difference in the world. We are honored to present these awards.”

VHB is being recognized for the many innovative projects where the firm is deploying Esri technology. VHB’s team is using Esri technology to design and build Safety Management Systems that help improve mobility and safety for people in its project states. In addition, VHB is helping states protect important cultural and historic resources around the nation by deploying its Cultural Resource Information System platform.

“Our team of web, GIS, database developers, and consultants are building a strong foundation for applied technologies at VHB and we continue to provide innovative solutions to help our clients solve their challenges — this award is a testament to our team’s drive to deliver value to our clients and grow our applied technology work,” said Steve Anderson, VHB’s Director of Applied Technologies.

VHB was one of over 180 organizations in areas such as commercial industry, defense, transportation, nonprofit work, telecommunications, and government to receive a SAG Award. Esri staff annually nominate hundreds of candidates from around the world for consideration, and Dangermond selects the finalists.

For more information on how VHB is changing the world through The Science of Where, visit https://www.vhb.com/Pages/Trends/Innovative-Technologies.aspx.