A select group of businesses in the New South Wales spatial industry were last night recognised at the SIBA|GITA Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA).


Awards for spatial innovation, spatial enablement, spatial export, and technical excellence were given to four businesses showcasing exceptional achievements in New South Wales.

The Awards, run by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA|GITA), celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises.

Innovators with services and products related to surveying, mapping, remote sensing, geographic software, GPS technology, and location intelligence are recognised as part of the Awards.

SIBA|GITA CEO Deanna Hutchinson said that the calibre of entries speaks volumes about the New South Wales spatial industry.

“I am really impressed with the level of sophistication of the projects and technology developed by these businesses, and the dedication and drive of the industry’s best professionals.

“Many people don’t understand that spatial is ‘technology in place.’ It is a valuable business planning tool, infrastructure development tool and has huge impacts on the way Australian’s live their lives,” said Deanna.

The Awards and winners include:

Award for Spatial Enablement Jacobs
Award for Technical ExcellenceLand Surveys
Award for Innovation and CommercialisationAAM and RDA Sydney
Award for ExportOpen Spatial Pty Limited

The winners of the New South Wales Individual Spatial Excellence Awards, hosted by SIBA|GITA and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), will be announced on
December 6th in Bathurst.

Previous Australian winners of the SIBA|GITA APSEA Awards have included:

Kennedy Surveyors for an off-river storage project; AAM for the capture and delivery of a 3D digital map of the entire country of Singapore; CSBP Fertilisers and NGIS Australia who together created a website that delivered free vegetation analysis across the globe; and Geomatics Technologies for mapping the Trans-Australian Railway.

Winners selected from each category in each region will be announced at the SIBA|GITA APSEA Gala Awards Evening in April 2018.
To enter go to https://spatialexcellence.awardsplatform.com.