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.

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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.

Regional Awards

Regional heats are celebrated with an awards ceremony.

In 2019 regional heats are being celebrated in New South Wales, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

Tickets are on sale close to event dates and advertised here.

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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

Industry Awards Individual Awards

Winners & Finalists

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Dr Jon Osborn

Educational Development Award

Dr Jon Osborn has demonstrated an unwavering desire to provide an outstanding suite of university degree programs that prepare people for careers in the Surveying and Spatial Sciences profession. His conscientious, deliberate and well-grounded approach to his teaching has guided many in the profession and served as a marker for many in academia. Jon’s contribution to the University of Tasmania, particularly in learning and teaching where he is held in the highest regard, has been immense and often behind the scenes. Jon’s management and mentoring has extended across many staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, shaping their contributions to the discipline and profession. Jon’s research activities have also been important in inspiring and providing research pathways for early career academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Additionally, Jon has initiated, developed and maintained meaningful links into industry as evidenced by his role as the University’s representative on many industry committees and his personal involvement within the professional organisations both in Tasmania and Nationally.

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AAM Pty Ltd and BlueScope Steel

'Measure, Monitor, Mapping' Campaign on BlueScope Steel's Number 5 Blast Furnace Reline

Jacobs and Roads & Maritime Services

The Sydney Harbour Bridge High Precision TLS Survey & 3D CADD Modelling

Roads and Maritime Services is undertaking design and installation of rails for new Arch Maintenance Units on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A key component of the project is the precise design and installation of rails, on the Eastern and Western sides of the bridge arch for the units to travel on. Terrestrial Laser Scanning was identified as the most suitable technique to provide a high precision 3D CADD model for the rail design for the rail design and accurate manufacture and installation.

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