Massachusetts, USA, 19 July 2006: At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in Edinburgh, Scotland, Simon Cox received OGC’s eighth annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC’s vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world’s information systems. The award is given annually in memory of Kenneth Gardels, one of the founding directors of OGC and OGC’s former director of academic programs.
Simon Cox is a Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Exploration and Mining, Perth, Australia. He has been associated with OGC Technical Committee for many years, where he has made significant contributions to the OpenGIS Geography Markup Language (GML) and Web Feature Service (WFS) Implementation Specifications as well as the Sensor Web Enablement effort. His work in ISO has been of great value in helping OGC standards receive ISO standing, and he has been a strong advocate of OGC in Australia for a decade.