Congratulations to outgoing President & CEO, Mark Reichardt, awarded a special edition of the Gardel’s Award in recognition of his years of commitment to, leadership of, and passion for OGC.
13 December 2018: Last night at the December meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee in Fort Collins, Colorado, OGC’s outgoing President & CEO, Mark Reichardt, was awarded a special edition of OGC’s prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award.
Mark Reichardt (left) receives a special edition of the OGC Gardels Award from OGC Board Member Dr. Chris Tucker.
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. This special edition of the award, the second Gardel’s Award to be awarded in 2018, was awarded to Mark by the OGC Board of Directors in recognition of his years of leadership, commitment, passion, and dedication to the advancement of interoperability and open OGC Standards.
OGC Chair, Jeff Harris, commented that: “Mark Reichardt’s keen understanding of the application of technology across diverse missions and markets has enabled significant innovation, which has resulted in improved public safety and business outcomes. His leadership of the Consortium has built enduring relationships that will enable increased location data...