Jeff McKenna of Gateway Geomatics in Nova Scotia was recently awarded with the 2016 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software during the FOSS4G 2016 conference in Bonn, Germany. The award is awarded annually by OSGeo at the annual FOSS4G conference to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the GFOSS community.

The Sol Katz Award2016 Sol Katz Award

The award was presented to Jeff in recognition of his passion for FOSS4G and his relentless efforts to promote the OSGeo Foundation. He has been involved in OSGeo since the foundation was formed in 2006 and was one of the original co-founders of the global FOSS4G event.

The award was announced by Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan, President, OSGeo Foundation in front of 900 attendees. For more information about the Sol Katz Award see the OSGeo Foundation website.

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community.