Geospatial Hall of Fame

Geospatial Media and Communications has introduced the ‘Geospatial Hall of Fame’, a platform that celebrates and recognizes the unsurpassable legends of the geospatial industry. Ten visionary leaders, whose passion, vision, knowledge, leadership, and business acumen have brought geospatial industry to a global arena, will be felicitated and added to the ‘Geospatial Hall of Fame’. The felicitation will take place on January 23, 2017, during Geospatial World Forum 2017, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India, will grace us with his presence as chief guest for the occasion.

We’re recognizing ten pioneers known for their relentless leadership and innovative ideas, which ultimately changed the face of the geospatial industry. These are:

  • Charles Trimble, Founder of Trimble Inc.
  • Jack Dangermond, Founder of Esri
  • Prof Shunji Murai, Founder of Asian Association on Remote Sensing
  • KK Singh, Founder of Rolta Group
  • Alain De Taeye, Founder of TeleAtlas
  • Barbara J. Ryan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations
  • David Schell, Founder of Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Walter Scott, Founder of DigitalGlobe
  • Kanwar Chadha, Founder of SiRF Technology
  • Prof Michael Goodchild, Founder of UCSB Center for Spatial Studies


Introducing the platform, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications, explained, “Geospatial Hall of Fame is a collective and collaborative thought by the Advisory Board of Geospatial Media and Communications. It aims to celebrate, cherish and recognize those whose have the passion, vision, knowledge, leadership, and business acumen.” “Tracing the ‘Geospatial Saga’, Geospatial Media and Communications is paying its gratitude to the living legends of this thriving industry. We want to felicitate the founders/innovators who laid the pillars of foundation for the geospatial industry, which is a USD 500 billion industry (globally),“ he added.

Around 3000+ geospatial professionals attending Geospatial World Forum2017 will get a chance to witness the Geospatial Hall of Fame, and get an exclusive opportunity to meet with these pioneers.

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