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Posted on: November 28, 2023

CITY OF OPELIKA GIS OFFICER JAMES BUSH RECEIVES STATE AWARD

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City of Opelika Geographic Information Officer James Bush recently won a Special Achievement in GIS Award at the 2023 GIS of Alabama Conference Digital Showcase for his work on the Opelika Historic Tour Story Map. The project can be found at www.opelika-al.gov/historictourmap

Bush was recognized by the Alabama Geographic Information Office (AGIO) for demonstrating commitment to working in the Alabama GIS community, while performing important, often pioneering work, to create an outstanding GIS information resource.

Mayor Gary Fuller says, “I am extremely proud of James for his commitment to exploring GIS and making Opelika a better community. This particular project is a great way to show citizens and visitors alike important historical markers throughout the city. We are lucky to have James on our team.”

Stephen Dawe, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Opelika, adds, “The work James and his team are doing is important in that it helps our city planners for the work we are doing today, as well as prepares us for future developments in Opelika. It gives us the information we need to track assets, determine equity and evaluation development needs.” 

The AGIO coordinates with the statewide geospatial community to provide a collaborative environment for geographic information as a strategic resource for the State of Alabama. AGIO provides administrative and technical support to the Alabama GIS Executive Council, including programs for geospatial data development and distribution. In addition, AGIO provides GIS technology as a management information and decision-making tool to implement the most efficient and effective way to utilize and integrate geographic information.

For more information, contact Leigh G. Krehling at [email protected] or call 334-705-5136. 

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