Prof. Henk Scholten recognized as Geospatial World Leader
Prof. Henk Scholten, Scientific Director of the Spatial Information laboratory (SPINlab) at the Department of Spatial Economics of VU Amsterdam, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Geospatial Media and Communications for the year 2015.
10-03-2016 | 15:00
The award shall be presented during the Geospatial World Forum on May 25, 2016 at World Trade Centre, Rotterdam. The jury, comprising of renowned professionals representing industry, academia, government and multilateral organizations, met in December 2015 to select this year’s Geospatial World Leadership Awardees.
While recognizing Scholten’s contribution as a teacher, entrepreneur and advocate of geospatial technologies ranging over four decades, the jury feels privileged to have chosen him for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Scholten has been passionate about providing new perspectives to geography through combining mathematics and geography, opening a new era of modeling, predicting and enhancing the overall understanding of the world we live in. Having very unique social characteristics and instincts, he has immensely contributed in overall development of GIS and geospatial community worldwide.