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Geospatial Park in Gujarat, India

Hyderabad, India: India’s first geospatial technology park will be set up in Gujarat. This was announced by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during Geospatial World Forum 2011 in Hyderabad. “Gujarat is ready to host India’s first geospatial tech park. We will provide all the facilities that the industry needs,” he said. He also invited GIS Development to host the next Geospatial World Forum in Gujarat.

Modi was at Geospatial World Forum 2011 to present the Geospatial Awards 2011 that have been instituted by GIS Development Pvt. Ltd for innovations, applications, policies and programmes in the geospatial domain. The Geospatial Industry has been evolving and maturing as one of the mainstream business having its own identity in world economy, made possible only by innovations and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers, professionals, end users and policy makers. Through Geospatial Awards, GIS Development aims to recognise and encourage such efforts for exemplary innovations and practices in geospatial industry.


Geospatial Excellence Awards

 Category  Awardee
 Agriculture  Cane Smile – Mitr Phol Sugar Group, Thailand
 Business Intelligence  Ministry of Municipalities & Agriculture Affairs – Bahrain
 Governance  NIC, MP – India 
 Transport Management  Taipei City, Taiwan – China
 Utility  Penang State Subterranean Data Bank – Malaysia
 Mining & exploration  Anglo Platinum, South Africa
 Energy and Power Distribution  Spectra Energy, United States
 Telecommunication  Bharati AirTel, India
 Land and resources management  Taranaki Regional Council, New Zealand
 Geospatial Policies and Programme  Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC, Abu Dhabi)

 Geospatial Innovation Awards

 Category  Awardee
 3D  Avineon – India
 Photogrammetry  Microsoft Vexcel Imaging
 Mobile Mapping  Dataworld – India
 Remote Sensing  DigitalGlobe – 8 Band World View II
 Web GIS  Aalto University, Finland
 LiDAR  Terrasolid, Finland

Source: Our Correspondent