June 2016, San Diego, CA - Esri, a world leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, presented The City of Lynchburg with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award June 29th at their annual User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, the City of Lynchburg received the award for its innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through GIS in the field of Local Government. View the complete Press Release (PDF).
May 2017 - Esri, a world leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, recognized the City of Lynchburg as having a Noteworthy Open Data Portal. The City of Lynchburg was featured in the Noteworthy Data section of Esri's Open Data website. The featured Crime dataset is provided by the Lynchburg Police Department and records offenses back to 2000. Check out this dataset, and all of the other datasets provided by the City of Lynchburg for download.
February 2017 - Margaret Carmel of The News and Advance wrote a feature article on the advances GIS has made, and the collaboration between various City of Lynchburg departments. Read the full article and see how not only the City departments but the whole community benefits from GIS!
October 2016 - Congratulations to the GIS Division of the City of Lynchburg for their 2nd Place win for their online mapping application, My City Services, at the Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems Conference held on October 20th held on the campus of the University of Virginia. The division also received a 3rd Place win for the City's Open Data Portal. Both of these web applications serve the community by publishing up-to-date information in an open and transparent way.