Prince George’s Earns GIS Special Achievement Award

Prince George’s County Earns Award for its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer GIS Enterprise System

At its annual conference earlier this month, the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) presented the Prince George’s County Department of Environment (DoE) Stormwater Management Division (SMD) with a 2021 Special Achievement Award for its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater GIS Enterprise System.

In addition to managing MS4 Stormwater program information, DoE’s GIS (a method that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all data types) Enterprise System streamlines data collection and reports from multiple agencies and various regulatory and non-regulatory programs. Further, the system enhances the Maryland Department of Environment’s geodatabase, builds applications to create MS4 Stormwater reports, and supports other County priorities.

“We are thrilled to receive a Special Recognition Award for our efforts in GIS,” said DoE Acting Director Andrea L. Crooms. “SMD continues to be a leader in efforts to effectively develop and implement programs that improve the water quality in our County.”

According to a County press release:

The award recognizes County employees Charles Braese and Patrick Callahan for their innovative efforts in GIS.

Braese, a GIS Project Lead in SMD, is responsible for creating and submitting data for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) report, designing web mapping applications, providing support to SMD, and managing the County’s Enterprise Stormwater Management Geodatabase. Callahan is a GIS Manager in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and has more than 30 years working in GIS, with the past 18 years as the GIS Manager for (OIT). He is the Project lead for all multi-agency GIS County initiatives, and his office supports all GIS activities.

Esri is an international supplier of GIS software and a leader in web GIS and geodatabase management applications. The Esri User Conference is one of the largest of its kind. It recognizes organizations and government agencies throughout the world for ground breaking and cutting-edge applications of GIS systems.

Visit the Prince George’s County website for more information.