Farashahi and Town of Peterborough Receive Special Achievement Award for Exceptional Application of Geospatial Technology

Fash Farashahi, MS 2003 in Environmental Studies, is  the geographic information system (GIS)/information technology (IT) director for the Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire. In this role he oversees all GIS and IT functions. During his tenure, he has transformed the GIS department from “just maps” to an integral part of daily operations, particularly for the Office of Community Development and the Department of Public Works.

Farashahi’s work for the Town of Peterborough was honored with a Special Achievement Award (SAG) in GIS at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri’s geographic information system technology.

The Town of Peterborough uses Esri ArcGIS technology to manage Public Works Assets; comprehensive land use planning activities; publish dynamic web maps for the general public and municipal staff; and development of mobile apps for the public and municipal field crews.

In addition to Peterborough, Esri honored more than 170 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.

“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 about the 2015 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit esri.com/sag.

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Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

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Contact: Fash Farashahi
Tel.: 603-924-8000 x. 120
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