Hyderabad, February 10, 2015: On the first day of the India Geospatial Forum, the India Geospatial Awards was organised to recognise and encourage innovations and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers, professionals, end users and policy makers that have fostered the geospatial industry in India.
This years’ Leadership Award in the category of 'Making a Difference' was awarded to Dr Prithvish Nag, Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth.
Dr. Prithvish Nag, Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, is an acknowledged eminent academic and administrator. As the former Director, National Thematic Mapping Organi- sation, and later the Surveyor General of India, Dr. Nag through his dynamism and vision has been instrumental in bring about the ‘map culture’ in our country. The NATMO under his leadership has published some of the best cartographic creations and related documents, which are an indispensible spatial commodity in today’s geospatial databases. His role in conceptualising the ‘open series’ topographic maps of the Survey of India cannot be understated.
Dr. Nag is a dedicated geographer by profession and his scholarly writings in the form of research papers and books continues to inspire geographers and geospatialists in India and around the world, and his expertise in the mapping sciences has been an asset to not just the Government of India, but also to a host of other countries in Asia and the Middle East.
Dr. Nag has encouraged the young Indian geosptialists through his work and words to take-up challenges which will continue to make geospatial technologies a ubiquitous part of every person’s life. Through his membership and leading role in international associations like the ICA, PCGIAP, ISCGM, IGU, and the Indian National Cartographic Association has helped develop and frame policies that continue to help the growth of Geospatial technologies and businesses in our country.
Dr. Nag’s hard work and efforts have ‘Made A Difference’ to the entire geospatial community in India.
Source: Our Correspondent.