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
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