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Joan Masó receives OGC’s 2018 Gardels Award

By [email protected] - 25th October 2018 - 11:20

At the September meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, Joan Masó received the OGC’s Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award is presented each year to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to advancing OGC’s vision of fully integrating geospatial information into the world’s information systems. Joan Masó, from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, was awarded for being ‘the hardest working OGC member out there.’ Joan chairs several working groups, is very active in the OGC Innovation Program, and always provides high-quality results across his work. His work on the Web Map Tile Service standard has proved invaluable, as this standard is one of the most widely adopted standards in the geospatial community. Joan currently chairs or co-chairs four Domain Working Groups, three Standards Working Groups, and the Iberian and Latin American Forum. Given that OGC members participate on a voluntary basis, Joan shows unprecedented energy in contributing to the goals of the Consortium.