I knew Kenn for only a very short period of time, from 1994 until
he passed away in 1999. However, during that time, I came to realize
that he was involved in many activities that supported his motto
"Think Globally, Act Locally". He even had "TGAL"
on his license plates (I'm told, I never did see his car). He believed
that the Open GIS Consortium would be a way to provide global benefit
and he worked hard to ensure some of its early successes. He helped
with the first public demonstration of the OGC vision at the GIS/LIS
show in Cincinatti, Ohio in 1997. Unfortunately he did not get to
see the Web Mapping Testbed demonstrations in 1999, but he would
have been quite pleased at the outcome.
to Kenn at Berkeley with a great picture of him.
Kenn's old home
page at Berkeley (Maybe they will keep this up forever?)
The award consists of a gold coin. The 1999 recipient is John Herring
of Oracle Corporation. (If you find any links to
articles about John's award, let me
Some articles associated with the award: