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.

Individual Awards Industry Awards

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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Noel Ward

Professional of the Year Award

Noel is a founder member of SSSI. He is a senior member of Jacobs Canberra based practise with over 25 years’ experience in the ACT marketplace servicing a range of Australian Government clients in the Defence and environmental sectors. Prior to joining Jacobs (formerly SKM) in 1997, Noel was involved with the delivery of Australia’s Antarctic mapping program and managing the Australian Surveying and Land Information Group’s (AUSLIG) delivery of that program for Australian Antarctic Division. In his 21-year career with SKM and now Jacobs Noel has held numerous leadership roles all of which have been linked to Spatial Information in one way or another.

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Dr Marie Truelove

Postgraduate Student Award

Marie Truelove’s research was original and a topic of great relevance to current public debate. The research demonstrated a broad range of technical skills - the thesis applies natural language processing techniques, interpretation of verbal references to locations, spatial reasoning with geotags, bags-of-word machine learning approaches to image processing, and a Dempster-Shafer model to combine the collected evidence. The research is a contribution of the spatial sciences to information technology, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

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Ineni Realtime

Virtual Barangaroo/3D Open Building Systems Integration Interface