Tulsa Airport Authority Recognized for Use of Geospatial Technology

August 8, 2013 – Tulsa Airport Authority received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California held July 10, 2013. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. Tulsa Airport Authority was the only award recipient in Oklahoma.


The Airport uses Esri ArcGIS technology to develop and update 3-D models of the airport, create Electronic Airport Layout Plans for the Federal Aviation Administration and perform data analysis on various properties. Airport Engineering and Graphics Coordinator, Mike Kerr, leads the airport’s GIS initiative and believes the technology adds significant value to the airport’s operation. Kerr said, “Every department realizes some benefit from the data. Whether we need to identify obstructions, evaluate leases, or plan construction activities – GIS data improves the safety and efficiency of our organization.”


Organizations from around the world were honored at the Conference and include industries ranging from agriculture to telecommunications. “The SAG Awards identify the organizations and people that are using the power of geography to improve our world and drive change,” said Esri president Jack Dangermond. “At Esri, we are always deeply inspired by the passion and innovation of our users. They deserve recognition for both solving their communities’ greatest challenges and for their invaluable contributions to the continued evolution of geographic science.”


For more information about the 2013 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit esri.com/sag.





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About Tulsa Airport Authority


A charter authority of the city of Tulsa, Tulsa Airport Authority was established to administer, manage and operate Tulsa International Airport and R.L. Jones, Jr. Airport. TAA’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, self-supporting airport system for the citizens of the Tulsa metropolitan area and surrounding region. Tulsa Airport Authority is a self-supporting entity, and does not receive city or state tax dollars.