India Geospatial Awards 2015 winners announced

    India Geospatial Awards 2015 winners announced

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    Greater Noida: The second day of the GeoSmart India 2016 featured the India Geospatial Awards. The event was organised to 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.

    The awards were given in two categories – Leadership Awards, and Excellence Awards category, which proceeded by a gala dinner. Maj Gen Dr R Siva Kumar (Retd) received the award for lifetime achievement category.

    Winners in India Geospatial Excellence Award category are:

    Category

    Winners

    GIS for urban planning

    Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR), Gujarat

    And

    AECOM India Private Limited

    Integration of engineering support plan with GIS during armed operations

    Indian Army

    Internet Based Dairy Geographical Information System

    National Dairy Development Board

     

    Certificate For Application of Geospatial Technology in Governance

    Punjab Remote Sensing Centre

     

     

    Winners in India Geospatial Leadership Award category are:

    Category

    Winners

    Leading Geospatial State – 2015

    The State of Rajasthan

    Capacity Development in Geospatial Technology and Applications

    Bhaskaracharya Institute For Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG), Gujarat

    Geospatial Business Leader – 2015

    Mr. Rakesh Verma

    India Geospatial Leadership Award 2015

    A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

     

    This year the awards were conferred by Gen VK Singh, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region. In his address, Gen VK Singh started by saying that GIS as an industry has started growing. And the industry has the scope for growth that cannot be described. He adds, “Ultimately what sells is world class. The second best doesn’t sell. Because people know its second best and in this industry, only the best of all sells. Today the conditions are right and what you want to achieve can be achieved in today’s economy.”

    Source: Our Correspondent