March 11, 2024

GeoComm Receives Esri’s GIS for Good Award at Esri Partner Conference for Exceptional Achievement

GIS for Good Award at EPC

[From left: Ryan Thomas, GeoComm VP of Engineering & Technology, Lisa Henderson, GeoComm VP of Public Safety Applications and GIS Services, Jack Dangermond, Esri President, Jody Sayre, GeoComm VP of Safety & Security GIS Content and Services, and Jeff Liebl, GeoComm President and CEO]


St. Cloud, MN – GeoComm received Esri’s GIS for Good award at the 2024 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) held March 10–11, 2024 in Palm Springs, California. This award was presented to GeoComm for compelling use of Esri technology to make an impact on current issues around the world, such as sustainable development, climate change, diversity and social equity, and humanitarian aid.


GeoComm empowers schools and emergency responders with actionable location intelligence for each school campus that consists of GIS maps and technology including detailed indoor maps for each school to aid in reducing response times. Most recently GeoComm, an Esri Platinum Partner in the Esri Partner Network, is providing indoor maps and GIS applications to over 1,400 K-12 schools in the State of Iowa. These schools utilize GeoComm School Safety, a solution which leverages the latest Esri ArcGIS software, to streamline and reduce response times from initial contact to on-scene response by empowering school safety personnel and local first responders with up-to-the-minute and accurate location information and indoor school maps. This project consisted of onsite scanning, verifying floor plans, collecting over 100,000 indoor points of interest such as fire extinguishers, AED’s, entrances and exits, and developing detailed school campus maps. These highly precise indoor maps provide actionable location information for public safety emergency response better preparing them when responding to an emergency helping to save more lives and minimize negative outcomes.


Esri is the global leader in location intelligence with a network of over 2900 partners around the world. The award winners are organizations that have demonstrated innovative and creative ways to solve complex problems by using Esri’s ArcGIS software and those who have done exceptional work in advancing geographic information system (GIS) technology.

“Esri appreciates the strong partnership with GeoComm and acknowledges their dedication to customer success with ArcGIS by awarding them this 2024 EPC award.”

Thomas Fair, Director, Esri Partner Network

“GeoComm is honored to be receiving this award from Esri, a longtime partner. For the last 29 years GeoComm’s core mission has been GIS for Good. When seconds matter, GeoComm helps save lives and protect property by providing high quality locally authoritative GIS data to enhance public safety emergency response. Through this project and our collaboration with the State of Iowa, we are excited to extend our mission to K-12 schools.”

Jeff Liebl GeoComm President and CEO

About Esri: Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in hundreds of thousands of organizations globally, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofit institutions, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial technology and analytics, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions that leverage a geographic approach to solving some of the world’s most complex problems by placing them in the crucial context of location. Visit us at

About GeoComm: GeoComm, creator and deliverer of locally authoritative indoor and outdoor GIS for mission critical applications has served local, regional, statewide, and military agencies in forty-nine states for the last twenty-nine years, helping keep more than 100 million people safe. These systems route emergency calls to the appropriate 9-1-1 call center, map the caller’s location on a call taker or dispatcher map, and guide emergency responders to the scene of the accident on mobile displays within police, fire, and ambulance vehicles. Through the years our statewide GIS project footprint has expanded to include twenty-three statewide projects across the country. More recently, GeoComm’s innovative solutions are enhancing emergency response situational awareness by empowering emergency responders with a visual representation of indoor spaces for key buildings in their response areas and by converting raw z-axis position measurements into a dispatchable location. Visit to learn more.

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