Nancy von Meyer, PE, PLS, GISP Inducted into URISA GIS Hall of Fame

Posted By: Kim Meinert Awards & Recognition, Community,

 Nancy von Meyer in Badger RedURISA is pleased to announce the induction of Nancy von Meyer, PE, PLS, GISP into its GIS Hall of Fame, honoring persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS profession.  Nancy’s contributions are many.

Nancy is a recognized expert in U.S. land records, GIS, and cadastral information.  She is a well-respected and recognized nationally as an industry leader who has fostered many collaborative partnerships, providing support in GIS system design and implementation, developing land records information systems, and delivering better decisions with better data. She has worked with many counties and states (including here in Wisconsin) and federal and tribal agencies. Her projects have been recognized by senior industry executives, U.S. Cabinet Department Secretaries and referenced in Congressional Research Reports.

She served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) and served as President of the Association in 1993. She received WLIA’s highest honor in 2002, being awarded the Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award. She has been a URISA member since 1985; served on the Board of Directors; was the recipient of the Horwood Distinguished Service Award and URISA Leadership Award; and has led and served on numerous URISA committees. She has contributed as a leader and volunteer for the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), International Geographic Information Foundation (IGIF), the National Academy of Sciences Mapping Sciences Advisory Committee, and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

She has authored numerous publications during her career and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), and Certified GIS Professional (GISP).

Nancy shared that her most treasured success is the GIS land records community that have been her clients and most importantly her friends. They have all been a part of her achievements and should take pride in their success in advancing the use, accessibility, and quality of land records.

This honor was recently celebrated at the Awards Luncheon during GIS-Pro 2022 in Boise, Idaho.

URISA Hall of FameNancy joins a pretty illustrious list of honorees.  URISA’s Hall of Fame laureates include:

  • 2005 Inductees: Edgar Horwood, Ian McHarg, Roger Tomlinson, Jack Dangermond, Nancy Tosta, and the Harvard Lab
  • 2006 Inductee: Gary Hunter
  • 2007 Inductees: Don Cooke and Michael Goodchild
  • 2009 Inductees: Will Craig and Carl Reed
  • 2010 Inductee: C. Dana Tomlin
  • 2011 Inductees: William Huxhold and Barry Wellar
  • 2012 Inductees: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Natural Resources Canada, Statistics Canada, United States Census Bureau and United States Geological Survey
  • 2014 Inductee: Charles Croner
  • 2016 Inductees: Alex Miller, Mark Monmonier, and Waldo Tobler
  • 2018 Inductees: Peter Burrough and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
  • 2020 Inductee: URISA’s GISCorps

Visit URISA's GIS Hall of Fame to learn about the path-breaking accomplishments of all inductees.

 Thanks to Wendy Nelson, Executive Director – URISA, for the information!