Hyderabad: An awards ceremony was also organised at the first day of the India Geospatial Forum 2014 held here. India Geospatial Awards 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. Following is the list of awardees.
India Geospatial Leadership Awards
–Geospatial Company of the Year 2013: Secon Pvt. Ltd
-Capacity Development: The Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University
–Geospatial Business Leader – 2013: Kaushik Chakraborty, Regional President, India, Hexagon Geosystems
-Making a Difference: Dr. M P Narayanan, Chairman, Geospatial Media and Communications
-Life Time Achievement: Dr. B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Infotech Ltd
Certificates for Excellence
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Agriculture: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation / NABARD & WOTR for their project titled, 'Use of Geo-Spatial Tools in Farm Pond implementation under Climate Change Adaptation project'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Biodiversity Conservation: CiSTUP, IISc Bangalore & Gubbi Labs for their project titled, 'Frog Find – Android App'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Forestry: Principal Chief Conservator Of Forests (Kendu Leaves),Odisha & ORSAC for their project titled, 'Kendu Leaves Procurement and Storage System'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Governance: State Rural Road Development Agency, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur & C-DAC for their project titled, 'Web GIS Enabled Road Information Management and Monitoring System'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Land Reforms: Department of Land Resources
& Department of Revenue Government of Haryana for their project titled, 'Haryana National Land Records Modernisation Programme'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Public Safety: Raksha Shakti University, Gujarat & BISAG for their project titled, 'GIS based Decision Support System for Crime Mapping and Analysis’ .
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Urban Planning: Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike for their project titled, 'GIS Based Property Tax System'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Utility Services (Water): Rajasthan Ground Water Department & ROLTA India Ltd. for their project titled, '3D Aquifer Mapping for Groundwater Resource Estimation and Optimisation'.
-For Application of Geospatial Technology in Construction: L&T Shipping & L&T Construction for their project titled, 'Construction of Shipbuilding cum Minor Port Complex at Kattupalli, Chennai'.
Source: Our Correspondent