A select group of organisations and individuals of Queensland’s geospatial community were commended for their contributions at the state’s Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence awards on August 24.
Four businesses and seven individuals received accolades across a range of categories, including spatial innovation, people and community, women in leadership, education development, spatial enablement, and technical excellence.
The awards were run by SIBA|GITA and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), to recognise excellence in services and products related to surveying, mapping, remote sensing, geographic software, GPS technology, and location intelligence.
SIBA|GITA CEO Deanna Hutchinson commended the award winners, and the diversity of Queensland’s spatial industry.
“I am really impressed with the degree of influence spatial information clearly has on the way communities, farmers and governments manage resources. The projects shared through these awards demonstrate the dedication and drive of the industry’s best professionals, working in collaboration with the wider community,” she said.
The full list of awards and winners can be found below.
SIBA|GITA Organisation awards
Award for Spatial Enablement
Winner: Land Solution Australia Pty Ltd
Project: Herston Quarter
Award for Technical Excellence
Winner: Bennett + Bennett
Project: Sundale Bridge
Award for People and Community
Winner: StartSapphire Productions
Project: Ground Truth
Award for Innovation and Commercialisation
Winner: Data Farming and Spatial Vision
Project: Data Farming Mapping Platform
Special Commendation Awarded to: Immersive Robotics
Project: Low latency real time video compression for VR, AR and the 5G & connected future Project
SSSI Individual Awards
Education Development Award
Winner: Sanjeev Srivastava
Postgraduate Student Award
Winner: Nicolas Cardenas
Professional of the Year Award
Winner: Roy Somerville
Service to the QLD Surveying and Spatial Sciences Community Award
Winner: Peter Gersekowski
Undergraduate Student Award
Winner: Scott Johnson
Highly Commended for Undergraduate Student Award: Kent Olive
Women’s Leadership Award
Winner: Dr. Karen Joyce
Stay up to date by getting stories like this delivered to your mailbox.
Sign up to receive our free weekly Spatial Source newsletter.