Greg Spiridonov, a Geographic Information System specialist with Lambton County, is to receive a Letter of Commendation from the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, specifically recognizing him for his role in the homicide investigation following the death of Noelle Paquette.
Spiridonov will receive one of the highest honours bestowed by the OPP at a ceremony to be held later.
“Greg’s willingness to sacrifice his time and personal pursuits to aid this investigation embodies the County’s vision for a caring, growing, and innovative community,” said Warden Bev MacDougall. “Greg’s efforts to assist the OPP directly contributed to justice being served and we, as a corporation and as a community, are proud of him.”
Spiridonov worked with the OPP to provide specialized, high-resolution aerial photography of locations pertinent to the investigation and incorporated the images into maps.
The County’s GIS provides visualization and analysis tools incorporating hundreds of map layers from various databases to support a wide range of municipal and public uses. Areas such as emergency management, infrastructure and development, public health and eocnomic development leverage the GIS as part of decision making processes.
More information on the County’s GIS mapping application can be found online at www.lambtongis.ca