USGIF Announces Jack Dangermond as 2010 Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

November 4, 2010

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced on Thursday, Nov. 4, during a presentation at the GEOINT 2010 Symposium, Esri President Jack Dangermond as the 2010 recipient of the Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award.

Watch the presentation from GEOINT 2010.

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help design a better future. Under Dangermond’s leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and GeoDesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.

Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development. Esri employs 2,700 people in the U.S. Many who shared his passion for GIS in the early days are still with the company and remain dedicated to helping its users be successful

The Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award, previously called the USGIF Lifetime Achievement Award, is presented annually, to someone who has dedicated their career to promoting the training and tradecraft of geospatial intelligence.

Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
2009 – Mr. Charles E. Allen
2008 – Mr. R. Evans Hineman
2007 – The Honorable James R. Clapper Jr.
2006 – The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris
2005 – Mr. William R. Allder Jr.
2004 – Dr. Leo Hazlewood