“Geospatial Professional Society of the Year” Awarded to OSGeo Foundation

The OSGeo Foundation is pleased to be recognized as the “Geospatial Professional Society of the Year” by [http://geospatialmedia.net/ Geospatial Media and Communication]. Geospatial World Award is an internationally-acclaimed private award recognizing exemplary innovations and practices in the global geospatial industry.

The announcement was made at the gala dinner event of [http://geospatialworldforum.org/ Geospatial World Forum], recently held in Hyderabad, India. The 2017 award in recognition of our foundation’s effort towards promoting the use of open source geospatial software, and its collaborative development.

The Award was presented to our president, Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan, by Dr Swarna Subba Rao, the Surveyor General of India, in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications and other luminaries of the global geospatial community.

While accepting the award on behalf of the OSGeo Foundation, Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan said the award calls for a triple celebration, as 2017 also marks 250 years of glorious history of the Survey of India, the 20th Anniversary for Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Our president dedicated the award to all who believe in openness and freedom in geospatial software.

Thanks to Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for bestowing the OSGeo Foundation with this rare honor and congratulations to all members of our community!


=== About Geospatial World Forum===

Geospatial World Forum (GWF) is a conference covering the entire spectrum of geospatial technologies, workflows, policies and practices in one global platform. Founded in Hyderabad in 2007, the conference has traveled across Europe before returning to Hyderabad in 2017. GWF 2017 was co-hosted by Survey of India and Indian Space Research Organization. The conference witnessed participation of 3000+ delegates from 100 countries and covered 30 thematic sessions and workshops with over 300 presentations.

=== About Open Source Geospatial Foundation===

The [http://www.osgeo.org/ Open Source Geospatial Foundation] is not-for-profit organization to foster global adoption of open source geospatial technology. The software foundation is devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. OSGeo serves as an outreach and advocacy organization providing financial, organizational and legal support for the open source geospatial community.

OSGeo sponsorship is available on an annual basis for foundation projects, events, local chapters and operations. Visit osgeo.org/sponsorship for more information

=== About Geospatial Media and Communications===

Known for its quality publication and insightful geospatial conferences, Geospatial Media is a global organization that believes in making difference through geospatial knowledge in world economy.

=== About Geospatial World Leadership Awards===

Established in 2007, by Geospatial Media and Communications, Geospatial World Leadership Awards have evolved to be recognized globally. Categories of these awards are aligned with characteristics and directions of the geospatial industry.

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