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Geospatial Professional Society of the Year 2017 Awarded to OSGeo Foundation

Jorge Sanz (OSGeo)
"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 Geospatial Media and Communication
<http://geospatialmedia.net/>. 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 Geospatial World Forum
<http://geospatialworldforum.org/>, 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 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 Open Source Geospatial Foundation <http://www.osgeo.org/> 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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