Celebrating Geospatial Industry’s Living Legends

Geospatial World initiated the Hall of Fame Awards in 2017 on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary to Founding leaders of the industry. Since then, these awards are presented as a way of showing our appreciation to the pioneers and living legends of the industry who have made significant contributions to the geospatial ecosystem globally.

Join us to celebrate, cherish and recognize their passion, vision, knowledge and leadership!

Industry’s Living Legends


Sir Martin Sweeting

Founder of Surrey
Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)


Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy

Founder of Cyient



Alain De Taeye

Founder of TeleAtlas


Barbara J. Ryan

Secretariat Director
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)


Charles Trimble

Founder of Trimble Inc.


David Schell

Founder of Open Geospatial Consortium


Jack Dangermond

Founder of Esri


Kanwar Chadha

Founder of SiRF Technology


KK Singh

Founder of Rolta Group


Prof Michael Goodchild

Founder of UCSB Center for Spatial Studies


Prof Shunji Murai

Founder of Asian Association of Remote Sensing


Walter Scott

Founder of DigitalGlobe