This is the Lifetime Achievement Award that was awarded to Evan Hineman at the latest Geospatial Intelligence Conference in Nashville last week.
It stands about 16 inches tall. The Earth and the base are both molded glass that has a graceful curve to it. The base glass also has the USGIF logo and the award title and recipient's name etched into it. The spire is a blown glass piece of clear crystal that is then cut and polished to fit both the Earth chord and into the base. It's a very delicate piece that emulates the USGIF logo of orbit lines looking down onto the Earth.
Unfortunately, they tell me that AFTER the conference, the hotel repacked the piece to ship to Mr. Hineman and didn't do such a good job... sigh...