EARSC has thereby recognised GeoVille as the company to have made the most significant contribution to the development of the Earth Observation sector in Europe.
The criteria used for the selection of the winning company were:
- Successful development of EO services for a new market,
- Strong contribution to defining a European project (e.g. Copernicus, Inspire, ESA GSE projects)
- Exhibition of good revenue and employment growth over a period of at least 5 years
Nominations for the award were collected from EARSC members who then vote and the winner has been selected by an international, independent jury of EO sector representatives.
GeoVille Information Systems GmbH is an internationally operating company providing consultancy services and products related to Earth observation, geo- information and geographic information systems. GeoVille’s mission is to offer end- to-end EO-solutions with a particular emphasis on providing dedicated geo- information products tailored to customer needs. Our company framework offers an ISO 9001 certified structure that is specialized on the EO market, and has over the last 15 years continuously evolved through a wide range of projects carried out on national, European and international level. At present, GeoVille employs a staff of more than 45 experts and consultants graduated from different fields in natural sciences and informatics. Our staff is multi-lingual, covering a large range of management, technical and scientifically related expertise and has successfully carried out more than 370 projects located in 120 countries around the world. More information on GeoVille is available at the company website, http:// www.geoville.com
EARSC represents the Earth Observation geo-information services companies in Europe. Today EARSC has 65 members coming from more than 20 countries in Europe and including nearly 50% of the total number of European EO service companies. Over 60% of these are small or medium sized enterprises. Our members include both commercial operators of EO satellites and downstream, value-adding companies. The sector plays a key role in providing value-added geo-spatial information to its customers in Europe and the world. In 2012, the revenue of the European EO services sector is estimated to be around €750m and giving work to over 5000 highly skilled employees. The industry is growing at over 10% per annum. More information on EARSC is available at the website, http://www.earsc.org
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