Award given at PTI Smart Cities and Counties Summit in Miami, Florida
Cincinnati, OH – The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has awarded the 2015 PTR GIS Vision Award to David Shuey, GIS Manager of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). This prestigious award is presented annually to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a leadership role in the proliferation of GIS tools and sharing of GIS data across boundaries.
PTI recognized Mr. Shuey for his work on RAVEN911 (Regional Asset Verification and Emergency Network), an
electronic mapping system used by first responders for any state of emergency. “Mr. Shuey’s work has always set the standard for GIS precedence in our region. This award shows that Mr. Shuey is also setting a standard at the international level,” said OKI CEO Mark Policinski.
“RAVEN911 has been used from local governments in response to chemical releases to the US Department of State in its deliberation on nuclear proliferation. Mr. Shuey, along with the Cincinnati Fire Department and the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, are truly making a dramatic difference for our region, country and world,” Policinski added.
OKI’s internationally recognized GIS (Geographic Information Systems) department is leveraging new technologies to develop 3D visualizations, interactive mapping applications and traffic simulations. These allow elected officials and the public-at-large to fully analyze proposed projects and their impacts prior to deciding upon a preferred alternative.
OKI GIS Manager