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Geospatial World honours excellence

Amsterdam, The Netherlands:  On the occasion of Geospatial World Forum 2012 held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Geospatial World magazine felicitated professionals and organisations for excellence in developing application, technology innovation and policy implementation using geospatial technologies worldwide. The awards were distributed to the winners in the three categories during the Awards Night function held on April 24, 2012.

The winners of the awards were chosen after inviting nominations from across the globe in the three categories. The nominations were then evaluated and judged by an international panel of experts. The winners in the various categories were:

Geospatial World Excellence Awards @ Winners

Application of Geospatial Technology in Urban Planning
Gothenburg City, Sweden & AGENCY 9 AB, Sweden

Application of Geospatial Technology in Land Administration
Sarawak Information Technology Resource Council, Malaysia and Sarawak Information Systems Sendirian Berhad (SAINS), Malaysia

Application of Geospatial Technology in Health Services

Division of Spatial Information Science, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Application of Geospatial Technology in Virtual Reality

VALE, Brazil Application of Geospatial Technology in Mining Coal India Ltd.

Application of Geospatial Technology in Municipal Services

The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, UAE

Application of Geospatial Technology in Utility Services (Power)

Alabama Power, USA

Application of Geospatial Technology in Oil & Gas Production

Qatar Petroleum

Application of Geospatial Technology in Mass Media

VPRO Broadcasting Corporation, The Netherlands

Application of Geospatial Technology in Public Safety

British Transport Police

Application of Geospatial Technology in Facilities Information System

Solidere s.a.l , Lebanon and Khatib & Alami CEC, Lebanon

Application of Geospatial Technology in Transportation Management
Crossrail Ltd, United Kingdom

Geospatial World Policy Awards

Award for Excellence in Geospatial Policy Implementation for ‘BILATERAL COOPERATION’
International Joint Commission – Canada & USA

Exemplary Implementation of Geospatial Policies and Programs
PSMA Australia Ltd.

Exemplary Implementation of Geospatial Policies and Programs
European Commission eContentplus Programme, and EuroGeographics, Belgium

Excellence in Geospatial Standards Implementation
The ‘OneGeology’ Project

Geospatial World Innovation Awards & Winners

Technology Innovation Award for 3D Visualisation and Modelling
SOFTOPIA Japan

Technology Innovation Award for Mobile Mapping
Avenza Systems Inc., Canada

Technology Innovation Award for LiDAR Data Processing
LASSO, Germany

Technology Innovation Award for Photogrammetry
Optech, Canada

On the occasion, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications said, “Geospatial industry, over time, has touched various verticals of the global economy thus gaining a mainstream position affecting overall growth of the domains. Geospatial World Forum, being a truly global congregation of geospatial industry experts is the right platform to recognize such outstanding contribution to the geospatial community furthering the use and application of the technology. We congratulate all the awardees and look forward to more winners next year.”

Source: Our Correspondent