Virtual Celebration 2020
6 October 2020 // 2.00PM – 4.30PM CEST

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


Join us on this special occasion

Initiated in 2007, Geospatial World Awards are an internationally-acclaimed premium awards recognizing individuals and organizations behind remarkable innovations and ideas in the global geospatial industry. With the ceremony taking place at Geospatial World Forum every year, the awards have recognized over 200+ individuals and organizations till date.

The Geospatial World Awards 2020 will be held virtually on 6 October 2020, from 2.00PM – 4.30PM CET. All geospatial professionals from across the globe is cordially invited to be a part of the special occasion. Join us to celebrate and congratulate the industry’s stalwarts for their great accomplishment in the past year.

Making A Difference

Champions, whose exceptional and most innovative, forward looking visions have made a significant difference to the growth of the industry and community at large. These champions inspire us to innovate, and motivate us to work towards making the world a better place.


Leadership Awards

Geospatial World Leadership Awards are drawn from various categories to recognize the undisputed leader of the year in selective fields. As the geospatial industry undergoes a drastic process of transformation, these individuals and organizations brought dramatic advancements in technologies with enthusiasm and innovative thinking in their area of expertise, driving our industry towards the future.


Excellence Awards

Geospatial World Excellence Awards recognizes exemplary practices in various user segments across the globe. The winning projects are selected by a panel of judges, following an open nomination process.


Climate and Food Security

International Water Management Institute

For establishing South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS), an operational drought early warning system, to warn local communities when there is a risk of drought, improving preparedness and decreasing risks associated with crop and food loss.


Citizen Engagement

City of Hamburg

For developing DIPAS (Digital Participation System), an integrated, media-break-free digital system for collecting georeferenced citizen contributions to planning projects. The system also allows urban geo-data, collected in the urban data platform, as well as the cities' 3D model to be made available on site at citizens' events.


Urban Biodiversity

National Parks Board Singapore

For the digitalization of tree management in Singapore, creating a more efficient and cost saving tree inspection tools that transforms not only the agency’s operation, but also the city planning and its forestry and urban greenery management science.




For Crowd2Map Tanzania, a crowdsourced mapping project putting rural Tanzania on the map. With the help of over 11,500 volunteers worldwide and 1600 on the ground in Tanzania, the locals now have access to maps of their area, which is vital for community development.


State Governance

SMARTSEL (Selangor State Government), Malaysia

For Selangor Geospatial Management System (SELGEM), a comprehensive Geospatial data platform that supports and enhances existing State systems to achieve sustainable development initiatives and Selangor as a Smart State 2025.




For utilizing geo-tagging technology in its German Rail – No Need To Fly Campaign, allowing real-time price updates in the advertisement with detailed cost of travel from closest airport to the foreign country. The advertisement precipitated a 24% increase in revenue for the brand.


Making A Difference & Leadership Awards

Greg Scott

Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM
United Nations

Rolando Ocampo

Director, Statistics Division
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Dorine Burmanje

Former Chair of the Executive Board

Excellence Awards

Derek Clarke

Advisor, World Geospatial Industry Council

John Kedar

Senior Geospatial Strategy Advisor

Abdul Kadir Taib

Geospatial Consultant