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Argent Honoured for Special Achievement in GIS

Argent Honoured for Special Achievement in GIS
4 July 2016

Esri, a world leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, presented Argent with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on June 29th at their annual User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Argent received the award for its innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through GIS in the field of property development and construction.

“The SAG Awards serve a great purpose,” said Esri founder and President Jack Dangermond. “A Special Achievement in GIS Award recognizes best practices for organizations implementing technology to change the world. Highlighting good work benefits the entire GIS community and that’s very valuable.”

Argent introduced AGIS Online, collaborative web GIS to increase the usefulness of our geographical information resources. This brought a more efficient approach to understanding land, property and our assets. GIS at Argent has been utilited in the whole life cycle of the project by streamline asset information collection, facilitate better planning and analysis. Also by efficient sharing of information in and out of the field it provided a comprehensive view of all operations.

“The SAG Awards is a celebration of excellence and we are privilledged to be selected as winners” said Lilia Wydra, Argent’s GIS Manager. “We use GIS in the whole life cycle of the project, from planning and construction to asset management. Advanced reporting capabilities offered by ArcGIS Online enabled Argent to access current information and therefore
to boost performance and take smart decisions”.

Argent was one of 167 organizations in fields such as architecture, engineering and construction, and state and local government to receive a SAG Award. Esri staff nominate thousands of candidates annually from around the world for consideration and company President Dangermond selects the finalists.

“SAG winners are diverse in their geographical representation by design,” Dangermond said. “We purposely focus on the different regions of the world because we’re looking for best practices of GIS in different cultures and different geographies.”

For more information on how Argent is innovating through the application of GIS, click here.