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 World 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.

The 2019 awardees will be announced soon!

PREVIOUS AWARDEES

2018
Lifetime Achievement Award Steve Berglund
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Dorine Burmanje
Making A Difference Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Geospatial Business Leader Of The Year Howard Lance
Special Achievement Award AS Kiran Kumar
Geospatial Solutions Company Of The Year AECOM
Geospatial Technology Company Of The Year HERE
Enabling Public Policy & Infrastructure Natural Resources Canada
National Geospatial Agency Of The Year United States Geological Survey
Geospatial Hub Of The Year Geovation
Geospatial Woman Champion Of The Year Anne Hale Miglarese
2017
Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Johannes Riegl
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Actuary Rolando Ocampo Alcántar
Making A Difference Prof. Jacqueline McGlade
Content Platform Of The Year Australian Geoscience Data Cube
Geospatial Solutions Company Of The Year Cyient
Geospatial Professional Society Of The Year Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
Sustainable Development Agenda UN-GGIM Secretariat
2016
Lifetime Achievement Award Prof. Henk Scholten
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Greg Scott
Geospatial Business Leader Of The Year Ola Rollen
Geospatial Solutions Company Of The Year Rolta India
Geospatial Technology Company Of The Year Urthecast
Geospatial Startup Of The Year What3Words
Geospatial Content Company Of The Year HERE
Public Agency Of The Year Department of Rural Development - National Geo-spatial Information, South Africa
Geospatial Research Institute Of The Year Delft University of Technology
2015
Lifetime Achievement Award Lawrie Jordan
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Ed Parsons
Geospatial Business Leader Of The Year Don Murray & Dale Lutz
Geospatial Solutions Company Of The Year AAM
Geospatial Technology Company Of The Year FARO
Geospatial System Integration Company Of The Year Trimble
Geospatial Content Company Of The Year DigitalGlobe
National Geospatial Information Agency Of The Year Kadaster
Geospatial Scientist Of The Year Dr. David R. Maidment
Geospatial Institution Of The Year UNIGIS International
Geospatial Professional Organization Of The Year African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)
Geospatial Business Hub Of The Year Bonn - Geobusiness Region
2014
Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Carl Reed
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Geoff Zeiss
Geospatial Business Leader Of The Year Bryn Fosburgh
Geospatial Entrepreneur Of The Year Steve Coast
Geospatial Strategic Merger Telenav– Skobbler
Geospatial Solutions Company Of The Year eLEAF
Geospatial Technology Company Of The Year Snowflake Software
Geospatial Content Company Of The Year Planet Labs
National Geospatial Information Agency Of The Year Singapore Land Authority
Geospatial Business Hub Of The Year Gavle and Gavleborg Region
2013
Lifetime Achievement Award Prof. Gottfried Konecny
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Juliana Rotich
Geospatial Business Leader Of The Year Raymond O'Connor
Geospatial Entrepreneur Of The Year Melker Schorling
Geospatial Strategic Merger DigitalGlobe
Geospatial Solutions Company Of The Year Critigen LLC
Geospatial Technology Company Of The Year Trimble Navigation
Geospatial Content Company Of The Year OpenStreetMap Foundation
National Mapping Organization Of The Year National Administration of Surveying, Mapping & GeoInformation China
Geospatial Business Hub Of The Year City of Hyderabad
2012
Lifetime Achievement Award David Schell
Geospatial Ambassador Of The Year Jack Dangermond
Making A Difference Aida Opoku-Mensah
Geospatial Personality Of The Year Ola Rollen
Corporate Leadership Of The Year Steven W Berglund
Geospatial Entrepreneur Of The Year Kamal K Singh
Premier Mapping Agency Of The Year SWISSTOPO
Popularizing Geospatial Content as a Public Utility TomTom
Fundamental Research and Capacity Development in Geospatial Sciences Wuhan University
2011
Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. K Kasturirangan
Geospatial Personality Of Decade Dr. Vanessa Lawrence CB
World Leaders in Geospatial Technology Rolta Group
Premier Mapping Agency Of The Year Natural Resources Canada
Education/Capacity Building for Geospatial Technology Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
Leading Professional Society International Cartographic Association (ICA)