Singapore: Jack Dangermond, founder and President of Esri, has been named as the recipient of GSDI Association’s Global Citizen Award. The award will be presented on the opening day of the GSDI 12 World Conference to be held in Singapore. Dangermond will also deliver the keynote address at the conference on October 19. His presentation will focus on global vision for spatially enabling society.
The Global Citizen Award is an occasional award of the GSDI Association and recognises an individual who has provided exemplary thought leadership and substantive worldwide contributions in –
1) Promoting informed and responsible use of geographic information and geospatial technologies for the benefit of the society and
2) Fostering spatial data infrastructure (SDI) developments or geospatial advancements supporting sustainable social, economic and environmental systems integrated from local to global scales.
A recipient should be an exemplary citizen in substantively serving the needs of others internationally or globally, contribute selflessly to his or her profession as well as to his or her own community, state and nation. Dangermond’s contributions will be highlighted at the award ceremony.
The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association is an inclusive organisation with members from all sectors – public and private – and individuals from around the world promoting international cooperation and collaboration of local, national, regional and international spatial data infrastructure developments. The goal of the GSDI Association is to allow nations to better address social, economic and environmental issues of pressing importance through the establishment and use of SDIs and geospatial information.