Last week the gvSIG project received the European Commission award for the [https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/sharingandreuse/og_page/awards-contest best European open source project] in the highest category (Cross-border) at ”Sharing and Reuse Awards”.
The objective of this competition was to give awards to existing IT solutions that have been developed and successfully shared by public administrations, and that can be further reused across Europe. There were 118 applications at the first phase, and 96 of them fulfilled the requirements. Finally, the Evaluation Committee selected the best 17 applications.
This prize is an important recognition of the career of the gvSIG project, which was born in the Generalitat Valenciana and has created a new software production modeled by the gvSIG Association, based on collaboration, solidarity, and shared knowledge.
It started as a project to develop a desktop GIS and now it is a complete suite to address any need related to geomatics, with the integration of the geographic component in information systems.
Currently, the software under the gvSIG brand is used in more than 160 countries, and it’s translated into more than 25 languages.