Media Release

The Alachua County Property Appraiser’s Office Receives Award

Monday, August 24, 2015 3:00 PM

This press release put out at the request of the Alachua County Property Appraiser.

​REDLANDS, CA - The Alachua County Property Appraiser’s (ACPA) Office GIS department was honored with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif. Over 17,000 people attended the conference from organizations from around the world and across a variety of industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities. This award acknowledges the Alachua County Property Appraiser’s Office for their vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of ESRI's geographic information system (GIS) technology.

The ACPA’s office uses Esri ArcGIS technology along with Amazon’s cloud services to streamline processes and distribute GIS data.  Leveraging ArcGIS Online they are able to upload and maintain data in one location to be consumed by online apps and maps as well as desktops throughout city and county departments with ESRI’s ArcGIS for Desktop mapping software.  That same data can be viewed and downloaded by the public.

"The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people who are using the power of geography to make our world a better place," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for their invaluable contributions to their communities and the continued evolution of geographic science.”

For more information, call the Alachua County Property Appraiser, Ed Crapo at 352-374-5230.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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