OSGeo Awards
2021-10-01, 15:15–15:45, Malena Libman

OSGeo Awards ceremony

Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software

The Sol Katz Award for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the FOSS4G community. Recipients of the award will have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals in the geospatial realm.

Sol Katz was an early pioneer of FOSS4G and left behind a large body of work in the form of applications, format specifications, and utilities while at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. This early FOSS4G archive provided both source code and applications freely available to the community. Sol was also a frequent contributor to many geospatial list servers, providing much guidance to the geospatial community at large.

The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software will be announced in this sessiion. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for years to come.

Sol Katz Award https://www.osgeo.org/community/awards/
Call for nominations 2021 https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/sol-katz-award-for-geospatial-free-and-open-source-software-call-for-nominations-2021/

See the news item about Sol Katz Award 2021 https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/malena-libman-receives-the-2021-sol-katz-award/

Authors and Affiliations

OSGeo Community


Community / OSGeo


Community & participatory FOSS4G


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

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Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. In 2017 she was elected to the OSGeo Board of Directors and as OSGeo Secretary. She recieved the Sol Katz Award in 2018. She is active in the Mapbender and OSGeoLive project.

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Chair of the GDAL Project Steering Committee.
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