Spatial excellence honoured at WA’s SIBA-GITA awards

By on 23 October, 2017

A set of 11 Western Australian businesses, projects and individuals were recognised at the SIBA-GITA awards on October 13, 2017.

Five businesses and six individuals were awarded at the event, run by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA | GITA), and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).  SIBA|GITA CEO Deanna Hutchinson said that the calibre of entries speaks volumes about the West Australian spatial industry.

“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 Australians live their lives,” she said.

“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.”

Winners of the 2017 SIBA | GITA awards in their respective categories are below.


Category: Award for Innovation and Commercialisation

Winner: Spookfish Scalable Platform by Spookfish


Category: Award for People and Community

Winner: Maternity Services Viewer by AAM pty ltd and WA Department of Health

Category: SSSI WA Women in Leadership Award

Winner: Patricia Burke


Category: SSSI WA Education Development Award

Winner: Petra Helmholz


Category: Award for Spatial Enablement

Winner: Smarter Planning Perth By Esri Australia


Category: Award for Export

Winner: Spookfish-Eagleview: Exporting Spookfish Platform To The Us/Canada with a Strategic Partner


Category: SSSI WA Postgraduate Student of the Year Award

Winner: Khandu


Category: SSSI WA Undergraduate Student Award

Winner: Lewis Walsh


Category: Award for Technical Excellence

Winner: Jacobs Group Australia for their project Using Patronage Data To Calculate Station Catchments


Category: SSSI WA Professional of the Year Award

Winner: Dione Bilick


Category: SSSI WA Young Professional of the Year Award

Winner: David Ibbotson


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