Urthecast has been chosen as Geospatial Technology Company of the Year for 2015. The award shall be presented during Geospatial World Forum on May 26, 2016, at World Trade Centre, Rotterdam. The jury, comprising of renowned professionals representing industry, academia, government and multilateral organizations, met in December '15, to select this year's Geospatial World Leadership Awardees.
The jury believes that Urthecast has been a pioneer in installing sensors and cameras at International Space Station, opening a new avenue for earth observation through leveraging existing platforms and infrastructure in space. The jury has also acknowledged that Urthecast's enhanced capabilities in terms of real-time images and high-definition video streaming has created larger market for earth observation and geospatial industry in the filed of monitoring and analyzing events and incidents almost live. Innovations at Urthecast has been recognized and acknowledged by several large end user agencies including National GeoIntelligence Agency and its acquisition of Deimos has added significant operational, processing and delivery capabilities.
Urthecast's technological innovations and novel business models have triggered a new wave in the earth observation industry. This will further propel commercialization of the earth observation industry. While recognizing Urthecast for its contribution in shaping geospatial industry, I would like to complement the impeccable vision and leadership of the founding members, and congratulate Urthecast for having been selected as Geospatial Technology Company for the year 2015, said Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications.
“To be recognized by an organization that has its finger so firmly on the pulse of our industry is a high honor. It's a testament to the strength and determination of Urthecast’s innovative team, and we're extremely grateful to have even been considered for this award. But to actually win is very gratifying, said Wade Larson, President and CEO, Urthecast.
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.