Office of Administration’s ITSD-OGI and Department of Health & Senior Services receive award for COVID-19 geospatial information COVID-19 response system

The Office of Administration’s ITSD-Office of Geospatial Information (OGI) and the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) were awarded a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) for Missouri’s COVID-19 response system by Esri. This award continues to show Missouri’s innovation during the COVID-19 challenge. The award recognizes the innovative use of geospatial technologies during the State’s coronavirus pandemic response. Since February 2020, OGI has developed over 50 new applications specifically for Missouri’s COVID-19 response. Application requests came from multiple agencies, including Public Safety (DPS), Office of Administration (OA), Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and Economic Development (DED). Some applications were public facing, but the majority were for internal use. Most applications were deployed in a matter of days.SAG awards are given to user sites around the world in both public and private sectors. Winners are selected from over 100,000 Esri customers. Esri is the global leader in location intelligence.

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