NGI, South Africa wins Public Agency of the Year award

National Geo-spatial Information (NGI), Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), South Africa, has won Geospatial Media and Communications’ Public Agency of the Year award for 2015. The award shall be presented during Geospatial World Forum on May 25, 2016 at World Trade Centre, Rotterdam. The jury comprises of renowned professionals representing the industry, academia, and government and multilateral organizations.

NGI has been recognized for its extensive efforts in South Africa and beyond in the following areas: digital aerial imagery and maps, national control network survey information, spatial data infrastructure and survey and geospatial advisory services. The jury has recognized NGI’s role in the development of geospatial technologies not only within the country but also across Africa, especially in knowledge sharing and capacity building.

“NGI has played a vital role in developing and adopting latest technologies and practices in formulating South Africa’s frameworks and policies to enhance the uptake of spatial information in the country. While recognizing NGI’s efforts in enabling decision-making in South Africa, I would like to complement Dr. Derek Clark for his impeccable vision and guidance,” said Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications.

“The management and staff of the Chief Directorate, NGI, are really honored to have received this prestigious award. We are humbled to know that our efforts in contributing to the developmental agenda of South Africa and other African countries through geospatial information and technology programs have received this recognition. It inspires us to continue on our journey in promoting geospatial information and technologies for a better life for all,” said Dr Derek Clarke, Chief Director, NGI, South Africa.

About Geospatial Leaderships Awards

Established in 2007, by Geospatial Media and Communications, the Geospatial World Leadership Awards have evolved as the premium geospatial awards and acquired the reputation of being most well accredited global recognition. Categories of these awards are aligned with characteristics and directions of geospatial industry.


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