Geospatial World Leadership Awards

Recognizing and celebrating professionals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to the global geospatial industry.

As the geospatial industry undergoes a drastic process of transformation, disrupting established business models, creating new business processes and influencing economies across the world, there are some individuals and organizations whose enthusiasm and innovative thinking in their area of expertise have brought dramatic advancements in technologies, driving our industry towards the future.

Geospatial Leadership Awards acknowledge such champions. These are the individuals and organizations behind remarkable innovations and ideas, who are constantly experimenting and breaking barriers, who are always looking for new solutions to address critical challenges, and in the process create a huge impact on the society. Geospatial Leadership Awards are drawn from various categories to recognize the undisputed leader of the year in selective fields. These are the champions who are making a difference in our industry as well as our lives.

PREVIOUS YEAR AWARDEES

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DR. JOHANNES RIEGL

Founder and CEO, RIEGL
Austria

 
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AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR ROLANDO OCAMPO

Vice President, INEGI
Mexico

 
SOLUTIONS COMPANY OF THE YEAR CYIENT
 
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CONTENT PLATFORM OF THE YEAR Australian Geoscience Data Cube
 
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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY OF THE YEAR OSGEO
 
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA UN-GGIM Secretariat
 
Making A Difference Jacqueline McGlade

Chief Scientist, Director, Science Division
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Kenya

 
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Other PREVIOUS YEAR AWARDEES

GEOSPATIAL WORLD LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2015
  • Geospatial Technology Company of the Year 2014 FARO
  • Geospatial Systems Integration Company of the Year 2014 Trimble
  • Geospatial Solutions Company of the Year 2014 AAM
  • Geospatial Content Company of the Year 2014 DigitalGlobe
  • Geospatial Scientist of the Year 2014 Dr. David R. Maidment, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering, at University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Geospatial Business Leader of the Year 2014 Don Murray & Dale Lutz, Co-founders, Safe Software
  • Geospatial Ambassador Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist at Google
  • Geospatial Institution of the Year 2014 UNIGIS International
  • Geospatial Professional Organisation of the Year 2014 African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), Nigeria
  • National Geospatial Information Agency of the Year 2014 Kadaster, The Netherlands
  • Geospatial Business Hub of the Year 2014 Bonn - Geobusiness Region, Germany
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Lawrie Jordan, Founder of ERDAS and Director – ESRI, United States
GEOSPATIAL WORLD LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Dr. Carl Reed CTO, OGC
  • Geospatial Ambassador Geoff Zeiss Former Director Autodesk and Founder of Between the Poles
  • Geospatial Entrepreneur Steve Coast Founder OSM & CloudMade
  • Geospatial Business Leader Bryn Fosburgh Vice President, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
  • National Geospatial Information Agency Singapore Land Authority
  • Geospatial Business Hub Gavle and Gavleborg Region Sweden
  • Geospatial Strategic Merger Telenav– Skobbler
  • Geospatial Solutions Company eLEAF
  • Geospatial Content Company Planet Labs Inc.
  • Geospatial Technology Company Snowflake Software
GEOSPATIAL WORLD LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement: Professor Gottfried Konecny
  • Geospatial Entrepreneur Melker Schorling
  • Geospatial Business Leader Raymond O'Connor President & CEO Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Geospatial Technology Company Trimble Navigation
  • Geospatial Content Company OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • Geospatial Solutions Company Critigen LLC
  • Strategic Merger of the Year 2012 DigitalGlobe
  • Geospatial Ambassador Juliana Rotich
  • National Mapping Organization: National Administration of Surveying, Mapping & GeoInformation (NASG) China
  • Geospatial Business Hub The City of Hyderabad, India
GEOSPATIAL WORLD LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award David Schell, Chairman, OGC,
  • The Geospatial Ambassador Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri, USA
  • Geospatial Entrepreneurship Kamal K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Rolta India
  • Making a Difference Ms Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director, ICTs & S&T Division (ISTD), UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethopia
  • The Geospatial Personality of the Year Ola Rollen, CEO, President and Director, Hexagon AB, Sweden
  • Corporate Leadership Steven W Berglund, President and CEO, Trimble Navigation, USA
  • Premier National Mapping Organization SWISSTOPO
  • Popularizing Geospatial Content as a Public Utility TOMTOM
  • Fundamental Research and Capacity Development in Geospatial Sciences Wuhan University
GEOSPATIAL WORLD LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2011
  • Premier Mapping Agency: Natural Resources Canada
  • Education / Capacity Building for Geospatial Technology: Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Geospatial Personality of Decade: Dr. Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey, UK
  • Leading Professional Society: International Cartographic Association (ICA)
  • World Leader in Geospatial Technology: Rolta Group
  • Lifetime Achievement: Dr. K Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission, India