Nominations are now closed

Nominations have now officially closed for the 2020 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, and judging is underway. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals, and showcasing the projects and most significant performance of professionals that the Surveying and Spatial Industry has to offer at the Locate21 conference next year

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Winners Announced!

The Oceanic Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards were held virtually on Thursday 28 May 2020, taking the opportunity in the midst of COVID-19 to still recognise the achievements of professionals in our industry.

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Awarding Excellence

Supported by the four pillars of our industry – academia, government, research and the private sector our awards are an opportunity to celebrate our rising stars.

The awards are a long-standing premier event in our calendar and previous years have seen an excellent standard of competition, with a diverse range of individuals and small, medium and large private, public and academic sector organisations vying for these prestigious awards.

The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards are conducted regionally in 9 locations across the Asia Pacific region, culminating in a national gala dinner at the Locate conference, held in Brisbane in April 2020.

2020 Spatial Excellence Awards

Nominations are open now for the 2020 APSEA awards. The Spatial Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals and showcase the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals that the Surveying and Spatial Industry have to offer. Projects and individuals attaining recognition at this premier event are deemed to be truly outstanding achievers and pre-eminent in their field.

Nominations and regional winners are celebrated at local events, with the regional winners then eligible for the prestigious National ASPEA competition, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at Locate.

Nominations for both individual and industry awards will close on Friday 23 October 2020.

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Why Enter

Winning an award has a real sense of accomplishment – it feels great, and others notice too!

“As a past winner my organisation has received real business value through the Spatial Excellence Awards and I strongly encourage you to consider participating” Peter James, Cohga, 2017 winner

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Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research, The University of Adelaide

Award for People & Community

Mary C Rabling

Women's Leadership Award

Mary is a foundation member of SSI, she has served on the Victorian Regional Committee and was elected Region Chair from 2007-2008, and then held the position of Treasurer from 2009-2014 in what then became SSSI. She was one of the early organisers of SSSI Women in Spatial group and has been a member of the Land Surveying Commission Sub Committee since its inception.

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Award for People & Community

Indigenous Mapping Workshop The way indigenous people manage their lands and waters is intrinsically spatial, and has been for over 60,000 years. In July this year, Winyama organised the largest Indigenous Mapping event in Australia with over 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations coming together in Perth for the Indigenous Mapping Workshop - a community initiative that seeks to empower indigenous people, or people working within indigenous communities, with the digital skills required to communicate their connection to country and protect the rights and interests of Indigenous communities. The workshop’s core objective was to provide attendees with the required digital mapping skills they need to build a pathway into a career in geospatial, while also giving back to their Indigenous communities.