|Lt Gen Ashok Kumar Ahuja
The man credited with bringing changes in Survey of India in the last year of his tenure as Surveyor General. The concept of National Spatial Data Infrastructure was mooted in his tenure as the Surveyor General of India.
| Dr P Nag
Dr P Nag has been appointed as the Surveyor General of India. He was earlier the Director of National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation. He has made a significant contribution to the field of mapping and surveying and authored several books.
| Dr D P Rao
The Director of National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), who dominated the Indian Remote Sensing scenario for a long time, retired.
| Dr Rangnath Navalgund
The new Director of National Remote Sensing Agency is also Chair of ISPRS Technical Commission VII on Resource and Environmental Monitoring.
| Dr Ravi Shankar
The man behind the proposal to create the Ministry of Earth Sciences, pending with the government for a year now, retired in year 2001.
| Dr P C Mandal
Senior Deputy Director General, GSI is looking after the functions of the Office of the Director General, GSI since December1, 2001.
| Dewang Mehta
The man, who promoted the concept of India as a software superpower and applied his immense lobbying skills to the advantage of India, passed away.
| Kiran Karnik
President NASSCOM, till recently was Managing Director of Discovery Communications India. Karnik has worked for over 20 years in the Indian Space Research Organisation.