Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: In order to recognise and encourage innovations and developments by geospatial technology developers, professionals, end users and policy makers in the Asia region, GIS Development – the Geospatial Media Company proposed to confer awards and recognitions for exemplary innovations and practices in the Asian geospatial industry.
The last date for nominations submission is 15th July 2011. It can be done online at https://awards.gisdevelopment.net. The awardees shall be selected through a process and eventually judged by the industry experts. The awards shall be presented under the auspices of Asia Geospatial Forum 2011, being held in Jakarta, Indonesia during October 17-19, 2011.
Nominations for these prestigious awards are encouraged from all projects from Asia for the following categories:
Geospatial Excellence Awards – for exemplary usage of geospatial tools in various fields implemented in Asia. Such fields include governance, infrastructure, public safety, utilities, design and engineering, environment, agriculture, mining and exploration, transportation management, business intelligence, insurance and disaster management.
Geospatial Technology Innovation Awards – for innovations and developments in geospatial technology in Asia or having Asian collaboration. The technologies include remote sensing, photogrammetry, LiDAR, 3D modelling, cartography, Web GIS, mobile mapping, enterprise GIS and topographic surveying instruments.
Geospatial Policies and Programs Awards – Policy makers and implementers whose work directly impacts in development of geospatial science, technology and business in Asia to submit their nominations for this category.
According to GIS Development’s Chief Executive Officer, Sanjay Kumar, “The Asian Geospatial industry has be growing at a steady rate, and this can be seen in successful implementation of large scale development projects that use geospatial technologies at their core, all across the region. The Asian Geospatial Excellence & Innovation Awards is a step towards recognising best practises and also provide an opportunity to geospatial industry to learn from these experiences.”
Source: GIS Development