Prof Henk Scholten, CEO, Geodan, Director, SPINlab, Vrije Universiteit, has been honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Geospatial Media and Communications
for the year 2015. The award shall be presented during 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 ‘15 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 4 decades, the jury
feels privileged to have chosen him for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Scholten has been passionate about providing new perspective to
geography through combining mathematics and geography opened a new era
of modeling, predicting enhancing overall understanding of the world we
live in. Having very unique social characteristics and instincts, he has
immensely contributed in overall development of GIS/geospatial
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