King County’s Peter Keum given state GIS Day award

At the State of Washington GIS Day event in Olympia last week, King County’s Peter Keum was awarded the first ever ‘Government Helping Government GIS Recognition Award.’

The award recognizes extraordinary GIS professionals who work for a government agency, but who go beyond their normal duties and outside their normal working days and hours to help other government agencies in Washington State. Peter was nominated by his peers for volunteer activity that included organizing user groups, promoting the use of drones for spatial data collection by government agencies, and supporting Native American Tribes to implement GIS solutions.

Peter is a GIS Analyst who works for King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division.

Joanne Markert, Washington State GIS Coordinator, stated…

“It was great for Peter to win the award. It is a joint Washington URISA / Washington State Office of the CIO award that we expect to do annually at the GIS Day event in Olympia. This was the first one we’ve given, so that is very special honor for Peter.

Congratulations to Peter!

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