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Dangermond Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Land Management
 
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Redlands, California-The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) presented a LaGasse medal to Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, on October 30, 2000. The medal is awarded to individuals who, through their professional practice or utilization of landscape architecture, have made notable contributions to the management of natural resources, public lands, or other lands in the public interest. Dangermond received the medal in the Landscape Architect category.

Dr. Julius Fabos, an ASLA fellow and professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was the nominator.

"I recommended Jack Dangermond most enthusiastically for his enormous and unique contributions to ASLA and the larger environmental fields nationally and internationally. Indeed, Jack's brilliance and inventive mind have made him the developer of a most successful technology," said Fabos. "Jack's enormous management skills also make him the number one contributor to a valuable knowledge base for landscape architecture and relevant professions."

Dangermond, who holds a master's degree in landscape architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, accepted the award at the society's annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

"GIS technology is helping to make spatial data readily available to users, such as landscape architects, who play a major role in managing the increasingly complex problems our societies face," said Dangermond.

The ASLA is a national, professional society that represents the landscape architecture profession in the United States. Founded in 1899, the ASLA has more than 13,500 members and 48 chapters across the country.

The LaGasse medal was named in honor of Alfred B. LaGasse, a landscape architect who served as executive director of the American Institute of Park Executives and, later, as executive vice president of the National Recreation and Park Association. A former winner of the LaGasse medal is planning pioneer Ian McHarg, considered by many to be the father of modern landscape architecture.

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For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) software with more than 220,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 900 resellers and developers. ESRI's goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com.

ESRI and the ESRI globe logo are trademarks of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., registered in the United States and certain other countries; registration is pending in the European Community. GIS by ESRI is a trademark and www.esri.com and @esri.com are service marks of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. Other companies and products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

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News Date  2000-10-30  
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