Winners

Natasha Crook

Vocational Education Training (VET) Student Award

Natasha completed the Diploma of Spatial Information Services in 2019. Natasha has applied the skills and knowledge she has learnt in her studies to work on a diverse range of spatial information services projects and tasks including mentoring other colleagues in GIS and providing guidelines on spatial data format, field data collection, spatial data validation, metadata standards and delivery of GIS files to clients. Natasha has utilised her studies to further enhance her GIS data management capability and utilize GNSS mobile technology to improve the field data collection for the Ecology team nationally for SMEC. She has used her GIS skills on NSW major state development projects, ACT and VIC projects that involve ecological assessments as well GIS for contamination projects in the ACT.

Land Surveys – FAL Team

Award for Technical Excellence

The $1.86bn Forrestfield-Airport Link will deliver an 8.5km extension of the existing rail network in Western Australia, providing an essential connection between Bayswater, Perth-Airport, and Forrestfield via twin-bored underground rail lines. Throughout the excavation and construction process, intensive geotechnical and geodetic monitoring was utilised as an indispensable tool for detecting unexpected movement in relation to tunnelling activity while facilitating performance feedback to the TBM operators.

Australian Cancer Atlas

Award for Spatial Enablement

The Australian Cancer Atlas is a world-first innovation that uses cutting edge digital technology to map patterns in cancer diagnosis and survival across 2,148 small geographic areas across Australia. It is the most comprehensive examination of cancer patterns that has ever been achieved. Designed to be informative and easy to use, the Atlas is visually appealing, interactive and freely available to all. The Australian Cancer Atlas was a collaborative project developed by a multidisciplinary team of statisticians, cancer researchers, visualisation experts, project managers and IT specialists including representatives from Cancer Council Queensland, QUT, and FrontierSI. Judges commented that this is a world-leading spatial application that shows how significant collaboration by a multidisciplinary and diverse team can provide an innovative and effective tool to support the understanding and characteristics of a disease that affects so many.

FrontierSI & QUT

Award for People & Community

The Virtual Reef Diver team included representatives from FrontierSI, QUT, DNMRE, Reef Check, UQ and ABC Science. The Great Barrier Reef is facing many threats resulting in a deterioration of habitat and biodiversity. Information about reef-health is crucial for planning and implementing reef interventions and restoration activities, but traditional field surveys are expensive. The Virtual Reef Diver project enables coral cover data from a diverse array of monitoring programs and citizen science groups to be combined and used to support data-enabled management decisions. Recreational scuba divers and snorkelers can upload and geotag their photos which are then classified to generate coral cover data, which is a reef-health metric. These datasets are ingested into a statistical model, which is designed to combine crowd-sourced coral-cover measurements of variable quality with existing monitoring data; thus, efficiently integrating data produced from machine learning, crowd-sourced images and remote sensing.

Trimble Inc.

Award for Innovation & Commercialisation

Trimble SiteVision enables you to “see what you cannot see” and to view and understand complex spatial information accurately in the real world – underground power cables, pipes, and in-situ designs that will exist in the future. The augmented reality system visualises things that would be difficult to identify in plan and cross section drawings with centimetre scale accuracy in 3 dimensions. This product will contribute significantly to urban planning and improved safety across many industries.

General Commission of Survey, Spatial Vision, KSA & FrontierSI

Award for Export

The Saudi Government’s overarching “Vision 2030” aims to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop key industries such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism. The Vision 2030 recognises the Survey and Geospatial Information sector plays a vital part in achieving the Vision’s goals by providing high quality geospatial information to support ‘location based’ decision-making supporting many of the priority growth areas of the KSA economy including infrastructure, housing, tourism and many more. The Spatial Vision and FrontierSI solution draws on and promotes Australian IP and the delivery of a sustained capacity-building program.

Spatial Vision

Award for Environment & Sustainability

In partnership with Natural Decisions, NECMA, project stakeholders and community, the Spatial Vision team co-designed a Geospatial tool to support modelling and communicating current and future climate scenarios, to evaluate the impact of climate change on regional productivity. These were to be suitable to support discussion around managing climate change impacts and to equip agribusinesses and councils in North East Victoria with tools and knowledge ‘resources’ to articulate the likely impacts of climate change on dominant agricultural sectors.

Land Surveys – FAL Team

Award for Technical Excellence

Genetic Services WA, Department of Health, Undiagnosed Rare Diseases Program (URDP), Roy Hill Community Foundation, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, WA, Department of Health, Curtin University, Frontier SI

Award for Spatial Enablement

Winyama

Award for People & Community

GHD, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Peel Development Commission

Award for Environment & Sustainability

Inner West Council

Award for Spatial Enablement - Highly Commended