2015 Audubon Medal Awardees: Jack and Laura Dangermond

Jack and Laura Dangermond launched Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision of how maps and geographic sciences could promote deeper understanding of our world and enable us to design a better future. The Dangermonds have since donated more than a billion dollars in geo-spatial, analytical, and visualization technology to research institutions, schools, and nonprofit organizations, equipping these groups with the same GIS tools that drive the strategies of Fortune 500 companies.