VIC’S ELITE SPATIAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED WITH INDUSTRY AWARDS

2 November 2017

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VIC’S ELITE SPATIAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED WITH INDUSTRY AWARDS


A select group of businesses and individuals in the Victorian spatial industry were last night recognised at the SIBA|GITA Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.

Awards for spatial innovation, people and community, women in leadership, education development, spatial enablement, spatial export, and technical excellence were given to five businesses and seven individuals.   

The Awards, run by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA|GITA) and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals.

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 Victorian 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

Winner

Award for Spatial Enablement

GHD

Award for Environment and Sustainability

RMIT University

Award for Technical Excellence

Spatial Vision - Minview

Award for Innovation and Commercialisation

CSIRO Data61

Award for People and Community

City of Melbourne

Women in Leadership

Kelle Ireland

Young Professional of the Year

Danielle Cherubin

Undergraduate Award

Joshua Batchelor

Postgraduate Award

Bahnam Atazadeh

Professional of the Year

Mark Shortis

Education Development Award

Stephen Falzon

Excellence in Cadastral Surveying

Rachel Musgrave-Evans

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.

Spatial Vision and other 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.

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To organise an interview with a winner or CEO Deanna Hutchinson or for more information, please contact Kathy Packenas from KP+Co on 0402 843 037 or kathy@kpandco.com.au.

About SIBA|GITA

The Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and the Geospatial Information and Technology Association ANZ (GITA) is the leading association representing the Spatial Industry. SIBA is committed to working with Government and Academia to build a more innovative, entrepreneurial and prosperous Australia.  

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