Laurie Williams, Correspondent
Posted: 01/01/2013 06:58:31 PM PST

Venerable British magazine The Economist recently tapped Jack Dangermond, the founder and president of Redlands-based tech company Esri, to receive one of its eight 2012 Innovation Awards.

Dangermond shares the Computing and Telecommunications award with John Hanke of Google. The two were lauded for pioneering use of geospatial data in software applications and creating new markets for maps and mapping applications.

The awards, presented in London, “recognize the dreamers and the doers behind the innovations that transform the world we live in,” said Tom Standage, the digital editor at The Economist and chairman of the 29-judge panel that chose the recipients. “Through their vision and creativity, this year’s winners have created important products and services. Whether in household names or behind-the-scenes breakthroughs, their innovative contributions have become part of everyday life for millions of people.”

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