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2023 Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies – Nominations are now open

Geoawesomeness is delighted to announce the public call for nominations to Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 2023 edition. The due date for nominations is Friday 2nd December, 2022.

Top 100 Geospatial Companies: the annual list complied since 2016 by Geoawesomeness is an essential source of information about companies that are utilising geospatial data and tools to solve problems and is aimed to help our community make sense of the ever-changing geospatial industry ecosystem.

How is the Global Top 100 Geospatial companies 2023 edition going to be decided? 

Our expert panels together with the Geoawesomeness team (represented by Aleks and Muthu) will jointly decide the Global Top 100 Geospatial companies for 2023.

The companies in the pool will comprise of all the companies that nominate themselves and the geospatial companies already existing in the Geoawesomeness database

Preference will be given to companies accepting the open call for nominations.

General public can recommend companies for us to review via this form.

What is the timeline for this process? 

Open call for nominations: Tuesday 4th October, 2022

Deadline for nominations: Friday 2nd December, 2022

Publication of the list and online event: Monday 30th January 2023

How do I nominate my company? 

To officially nominate your company, please fill out this form until Friday 2nd December, 2022.

Can I review the questions beforehand to save time? 

Sure, all the questions in the form are available here in this google doc.

Is there a way to recommend companies to the panel? 

Sure, you can recommend a company and bring it to our attention via this simplified form.

How do I participate in GEO discussions and network with the team? 

Join our LinkedIn group. We are planning to regularly get your feedback and network with the rest of the geospatial community there.

Who is on the expert panel? 

  • Dr. Nadine Alameh, CEO of Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Justyna Redelkiewicz, Head of Section Consumer Solutions, Market and Technology at the European Union Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA)
  • Chiara Solimini, Market Exploration Officer at the European Union Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA)
  • Carly Morris, Head of Geovation at Ordnance Survey
  • Wilfred Waters, Geospatial consultant and equities analyst
  • Olivia Powell, International Lead at The Geospatial Commission in Cabinet Office and Co- founder and Director at Women+ in Geospatial
  • Sives Govender, Research Group Leader, CSIR, South Africa and Co- founder and coordinator of Environmental Information System-Africa
  • Jonathan Neufeld, CEO of TECTERRA
  • Osamu Ochiai, Senior Engineer, Manager for Satellite Applications and Operation Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • Ng Siau Yong, Director of GeoSpatial and Data Division & Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority
  • Denise McKenzie, Community and Ethics Partner at PLACE
  • Maggie Cawley, Executive Director at OpenStreetMap (OSM) US
  • Holli Howard, Geospatial industry lead at Google maps
  • Esther Ogbu, co-founder at Geoluminous

and

Whom do I contact in case of questions? 

Please send us an email at muthu@geoawesomeness.com


Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies Previous Editions

(2016) List of Top 100 Geospatial Startups and companies in the world

2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups List

Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Ecosystem Map – 2021


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Geospatial Expert Panel – Osamu Ochiai – Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 2023 Edition

Geoawesomeness is delighted to announce Osamu Ochiai, Senior Engineer, Manager for Satellite Applications and Operation Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2023 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.

Osamu has experienced for more than 25 years to develop Earth observation satellite data and information system and possesses scientific and technical expertise in JAXA. He has advocated throughout his career the use of satellite EO data in various stakeholders in Japan and internationally.

He had been seconded to the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat totally 7 years as an Earth observations Architecture and Data Expert. He served a co-chair of GEO Programme Board during 2018 and 2019. He also serves the CEOS Lead role for Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) as one of GEO Flagships and a co-Lead for EO4SDG as one of GEO Initiatives.

Osamu is Senior Engineer in Satellite Applications and Operation Center (SAOC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan. He also serving Technical Advisor of Ministry Education, Culture, Sports and Science, Technology (MEXT), Japan.


About Global Top 100 Geospatial Companies 

Since 2016, Geoawesomeness has been publishing this annual list to enable the community to identify companies across the world working on geospatial topics and to foster collaboration.

(2016) List of Top 100 Geospatial Startups and companies in the world

2019 Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Startups List

Top 100 Geospatial Companies and Ecosystem Map – 2021


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