U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) is the 2005 recipient of the George E. Brown, Jr. Congressional Honor Award in recognition of his leadership, policy guidance, and legislative efforts and their contributions to the significant advancements in the science, engineering, application, education, and/or commerce of imaging and geospatial information.
ASPRS created the award in honor of the late Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. (D-CA) and the contributions he made to advance the benefits of imagery and geospatial information to Society. Representative Brown was very supportive of the geospatial industry. He authored key legislation affecting the industry, supported geospatial information research, and promoted the development of the commercial remote sensing industry for the greater good of Society.
This award is presented periodically to recognize members of the U.S. Congress whose leadership and personal efforts have advanced the science, engineering, application, education, and commerce of imaging and geospatial information. In addition to a plaque, the award consists of an opportunity for ASPRS to sponsor a geospatial sciences presentation to an elementary school, secondary school, or university of the recipient’s choice in his or her District or State.
Past Award Recipients include Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. posthumously, and Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.).
Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.