On a cloudy afternoon in April 2011, after several weeks of deliberation, a Geospatial Technology student and my good friend, Aleksander Buczkowski opened his laptop in his dorm room in Munster, Germany, and wrote his first ever blog post.
On 20th of this month, 10 years have would have passed since the day the website went live. Never did we imagine that ten years later, more than 100 authors will contribute over 2000 articles to our project leading to more than 14 million page visits.
Aleks and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to network and interact with the wider geospatial community and to have a front row seat to witness and write about the tremendous growth of the industry.
Geoawesomeness was founded to illustrate, examine and celebrate the impact of geospatial technology and data on our lives. Now more than ever, we are convinced about the ability of Geospatial technology to transform the world for the better and we will continue to strive to be the essential source of information that helps makes sense of this transformation.
Collaboration and community have been at the centre of everything we do at Geoawesomeness and in that spirit, we want to celebrate this special milestone together with you on the 20th to take a look at the journey so far, discuss ideas for the future, how we can work together, our initiatives to support wonderful organisations including Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, MapAction, Women In Geospatial+ and answer any questions that you might have.
You can register for the live virtual event here. Hope you can join us!
Here’s to the future! Ad astra!
On behalf of all the wonderful people who make Geoawesomeness special,
Aleks and Muthu