Meet the Finalists of MundoGEO#Connect Award

Meet the Finalists of MundoGEO#Connect Award
The first edition of the award recognizes the best professionals in the geo-technology sector. The event will be held in São Paulo on June 15th, during MundoGEO#Connect

The first edition of MundoGEO#Connect Award will take place in 2011 and it is an unpublished celebration for the geo-technology sector. Between the months of January and February the geo-technology community helped to choose the five nominees in the following categories: Personality of the Decade, Most Outstanding Teaching and/or Research Institution, Geo-technology company having the most online participation, most outstanding marketing Professional, most active discussion list and the Best Geo blog.
The stage for this award will be MundoGEO#Connect, an event which will be held in São Paulo from June 14 to June 16 and which will gather companies, institutions and professionals of Geomatics who will be in direct contact with the latest trends in the Geospacial industry. Besides the equipment and services fair, there will be mini-courses, seminars, workshops and users meetings.
Meet the finalists of MundoGEO#Connect Award:

- Personality of the Decade in the Geo-technology Sector
Ana Clara Mourão Moura, professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).
Gilberto Câmara, director of Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Inpe).
João Francisco Galera Monico, professor at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (Unesp).
Jorge Xavier da Silva, professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Luiz Paulo Souto Fortes, director of Geosciences at Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).
- Most outstanding Teaching and/or Research Institution
Embrapa Monitoramento por Satélite, whose headquarters is in Campinas (SP)
Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT-Unesp), whose headquarters is in Presidente Prudente (SP)
Faculdade de Engenharia de Minas Gerais (Feamig), whose headquarters is in Belo Horizonte (MG)
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Inpe), whose headquarters is in São José dos Campos (SP)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), whose headquarters is in Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
- List of the Most Active Discussion
Abec-SP | | Moderator: Edmilson Volpi
ArcGIS-Brasil | | Moderator: Richard Dalaqua
Listageografia | | Moderator: Eduardo Pazera
Mapserver Brasil | | Moderator: Helton Uchoa
Topografia Geral | | Moderators: Edivaldo Lins Macedo, Flávio Borbulham, Francis Nunes, José Fonseca and Rovane Marcos de França
- Geo-technology Company having the most online participation
Digibase | | @digibase_gis
Engemap | @engemap
Imagem | | @imagem_oficial
OpenGeo | | opengeo_br
Santiago & Cintra | | @santiagoecintra
- The Best Geo-technology Blog
ClickGeo – Anderson Medeiros | | Author: Anderson Medeiros
Geoinformação Online | | Author: Luiz Amadeu Coutinho
Geo.Net | | Authors: Alex Tinoco, Alfredo Guimarães, George Silva, Rodrigo Sperb and Vicente Martins
Geotecnologias Luís Lopes | | Author: Luís Lopes
Sadeck Geotecnologias | | Author: Luis Sadeck
- Most outstanding Marketing Professional
Felipe Seabra, marketing manager at Digibase.
Fernando Schmiegelow, marketing director in Latin America & Caribe at Sisgraph.
Lúcio Muratori de Alencastro Graça, marketing director at Imagem.
Luiz Henrique Amoedo, marketing manager of the companies Santiago & Cintra Geo-tecnologias, Santiago & Cintra Consultoria and Geo Agri.
Sergio Penna Laskowski, who works in the development and management of businesses of Senografia.
The voting for the following phase of the MundoGEO#Connect event will soon be at the event’s site ( At such occasion, the community will also nominate the best Brazilian companies in the geo-technology sector, in the following categories: satellite images; mapping and aerial surveys; maps and geospacial databases; equipment for geodesy and topography (GNSS receptors, total stations),; GIS software and images processing; technical support for geodesy and topography equipment; and technical support for GIS software and images processing.
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About MundoGEO Connect 2011 event in São Paulo, Brazil
MundoGEO Group is promoting MundoGEO#Connect event in São Paulo in June. The expectation is to receive more than 3.000 professionals in MundoGEO#Connect event, among specialists, decision makers, data producers, application developers, content providers and users of geoinformation in general. The event is internationally supported by GIM, Directionsmag, V1, ISPRS and GITA. The fair of the event has already confirmed the presence of the main Brazilian companies, including the local distributors of Spot, Digital lobe, RapidEye, Hexagon, Trimble, Google, Topcon, Erdas, Logica, MapInfo, Radarsat, Spectra, Garmin, Navteq among others.
There will be seven seminars, two courses, many workshops and other events happening simultaneously. According to Emerson Zanon Granemann, director and founder of MundoGEO Group and coordinator of the event ,“The contents of the presentations and debates are based on a great research that was made in the geospatial community. All the presentations will be interactive, allowing people to participate live or by internet. Live updates from the conference discussion panels will be broadcasted on Twitter and delivered through a webinar plataform”.
The geo-technology subjects of the presentations are: Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Data Quality, 3D Mapping, Remote Sensing, Photogrametry, Radar and Laser, GIS, Land Surveying, Geoweb, GNSS and LBS. The subjects of the application areas bring the economic growth of Brazil nowadays concerning infrastructure/utilities, civil defense, disasters response, mining, oil and gas, environment, sustainability, agribusiness, forestry and federal, state and local government.
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About MundoGEO Group
The MundoGEO Group was founded in 1998, with the main goal of connecting users and producers of geospatial information, producing high quality content through magazines, portals and events. The Group maintain MundoGEO Web Portal, InfoGPS Web Portal about Geomatic and LBS, besides InfoGEO magazine, focused on remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and InfoGNSS magazine, about land surveying and cartography. Along with international institutions, the Group participates in Galileo Information Centre and Encore Project. The Group promotes in many cities in Brazil conferences, fairs and a lot of seminars in Sao Paulo and webinars, besides the annual MundoGEO#Connect, the main event of the sector in Latin America. MundoGEO Portal is a leader in visitors in Latin America, Portugal and Spain, and is one of the four most accessed portals of the world in geomatic area. The Portal produces content in three languages – Portuguese, English and Spanish. MundoGEO and InfoGPS Web Portals have a lot of channels, more than 120.000 unique visitors monthly and 40.000 registered professionals. The web platform publishes daily news, articles, blogs, videos and events agenda, with conexion to the main social networks. The portal has more than 4.000 followers in Twitter and Facebook.