WA’S ELITE SPATIAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED WITH INDUSTRY AWARDS

13 October 2017

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WA’S ELITE SPATIAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED WITH INDUSTRY AWARDS


A select group of businesses and individuals in the Western Australian 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 six 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 West Australian spatial industry.

“I am really impressed with the level of sophisication 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 Australia’s live their lives,” said Deanna.

The Awards and winners include:

Award

Winner

Award for Innovation and Commercialisation

Project Name: Spookfish Scalable Platform Company: Spookfish

Award for People and Community

Project Name: Maternity Services Viewer

Companies: AAM P/L and WA Department of Health

Award for Spatial Enablement

Project Name: Smarter Planning Perth

Company: Esri Australia

Award for Export

Project Name: Exporting Spookfish Platform

Company: Spookfish

Award for Technical Excellence

Project Name: Using Patronage Data to Calculate Station Catchments

Company: Jacobs Group Australia 

SSSI WA Women in Leadership

Patricia Burke

SSSI WA Education Development Award

Petra Helmholz

SSSI WA Postgraduate Student of the Year

Khandu 

SSSI WA Undergraduate Student

Lewis Walsh

SSSI WA Young Professional of the Year

David Ibbotson

SSSI WA Professional of the Year

Dione Black

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.

Insight GIS 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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