Thanks to efforts of Dr K.S . Rajan (IIIT Hyderabad) and many colleagues in OSGeo India, the first FOSS4G 2012 India conference was successfully organised in Hyderabad India in Oct 2012.
Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan was also honored with the 2012 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software during the inaugural session of the FOSS4G-India 2012 conference in Hyderabad, India. Venka’s dedication to FOSS4G and his community work around the world, promoting open source geospatial, is second to none. He has been involved in OSGeo since the foundation was formed in 2006, and we are lucky to have such a strong global voice in him.
On behalf of ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies a presentation on the importance of Open Source Geospatial Labs in Developing countries was presented. Slides at