Geospatial leadership, excellence awards conferred at the forum

Geospatial leadership, excellence awards conferred at the forum


Hyderabad, India: The Indian geospatial industry has been evolving and maturing as one of the mainstream businesses having its own identity within the economy. Undoubtedly, this has been made possible only by innovations and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers, professionals, users and policy makers. In order to recognise and encourage such efforts, Geospatial Media & Communications conferred awards and recognitions to the exemplary contributors, at India Geospatial Forum 2013.

The winners for the Leadership Award are:

  • Most progressive geospatial state: State of Kerala
  • Geospatial Leader of the Year: Sajid Malik, Chairman & MD, Genesys International Co
  • Most Popular Geospatial Data Portal in India: Bhuvan, National Remote Sensing Centre
  • Excellence in Capacity Building: Indian Institute of Technology, Rourkee
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Rohan Verma, MapMyIndia
  • System Integrator of the Year: Tata Consultancy Services
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Prof. YS Rajan, Honorary Distinguished Professor, Indian Space Research Organisation

The Kamakshi Award for the Young Geospatial Scientist was awarded to Farjana Sikandar Birajdar, Research Scholar, IIT Bombay.

The winners of the Excellence Award are:

  • Land Administration: Revenue Department, Government of Gujarat
  • Disaster Management: National Disaster Management Authority
  • Infrastructure: Tamil Nadu State Highway Department
  • Insurance: ICICI Lombard
  • Best GIS Utility portal: Orissa Space Application Centre (for Odisha Samada)
  • Health: Thane Municipal Corporation
  • Forest Management: Madhya Pradesh Forest Department
  • Geospatial Application in an enterprise: Coal India limited
  • Rural development: Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department , Govt of Karnataka

Source: Our Correspondent

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