To recognize and celebrate excellence across the geospatial industry, Geo Week will host an awards ceremony to honor nominated leaders and distinguished professionals for their achievements. In partnership with LIDAR Magazine, Lidar News, and ASPRS, the Geo Week awards will be presented at the live Geo Week Conference in Denver, CO.
The 2024 Geo Week Awards honor the achievements of individuals and teams working in the geospatial technology space. The ceremony will include the LIDAR Leader Awards, Younger Geospatial Professional Award, and the presentation of ASPRS Awards.
The LIDAR Leader Awards recognize excellence in five distinct categories of achievement in geospatial lidar technology.
The Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award recognizes a geospatial professional under 35 years of age for their achievements in the 3D geospatial technology space.
Eligible individuals must have made a significant impact on their organization or community involving technical excellence, professional development or innovation within the realm of geospatial lidar technology.
*Please note: self-nominations will be removed.
Eligible teams (2-99 people) must have made a significant impact on their organization or community involving technical excellence, professional development or innovation within the realm of geospatial lidar technology. *Please note: self-nominations will be removed.
Eligible teams (100+ people) must have made a significant impact on their organization or community involving technical excellence, professional development or innovation within the realm of geospatial lidar technology. *Please note: self-nominations will be removed.
Eligible innovations can qualify from a company or an individual and can be technology, a product, or a business model in the realm of geospatial technologies. The technology, product or business model must be on the market for less than one year, or not yet on the market but demonstrably operational.
Eligible universities demonstrate exceptional achievement within the realm of lidar technology during five-minute presentations during a session taking place at Geo Week 2023. University students, professors, and teams are encouraged to present their latest university research during a friendly competition presented in front of a panel of experts and conference attendees.
Propose the problem and your solution clearly, concisely and quickly! Open to all universities, students and teams within the university. Presentations will be evaluated on:
Geospatial professionals who are 35 years old and younger are encouraged to submit a 2.0 to 2.5-minute video explaining the following:
*Reimbursement for round-trip air transportation limited to coach airfare up to $500
*Complimentary hotel accommodations provided for three nights at one of the official event hotels to be determined by event management.
ASPRS will present its own awards at Geo Week:
The ASPRS Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award and the Honorary Member Award) is the highest award an ASPRS member can receive, and there are only 25 living Lifetime Achievement Awardees of the Society at any given time. Candidates are chosen by a Nominating Committee made up of the past five recipients of the award and chaired by the most recent recipient.
The ASPRS Fellow Award – started in 1992, the designation of Fellow is conferred on Society members who have been active for a total of at least ten years and who have performed exceptional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences and related disciplines. It is awarded for professional excellence and for service to the Society.
The Estes Memorial Teaching Award, which was inaugurated in 2003 in honor of Professor John E. “Jack” Estes, teacher, mentor, scientist, and friend of ASPRS. Recognizing the important niche this Award occupies in ASPRS, the ASPRS Foundation trustees reallocated a portion of the Foundation’s general-purpose funds to fully endow the Award. The Estes Award is offered at the $3000 level for the 2022-23 award period.
The Photogrammetric (Fairchild) Award is designed to stimulate the development of the art of aerial photogrammetry in the United States. Practicability is the essence of the award and is the basis for the review of all candidates.