2015 summary

Spatial Information Day 2015 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Award recipients

Individual awards

This category recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals who have excelled professionally and in the service of the industry in South Australia.

Award Recipient
Spatial Professional of the Year Franco Rea
Young Professional of the Year Beau Thorley
Educational Development Bertram Ostendorf
Undergraduate/Graduate Student Brooke Schofield
Undergraduate/Graduate Student David Phillips
Outstanding Service to the Spatial Community Gary Maguire

Industry awards

The Industry Awards are awarded by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) with assistance from local South Australian industry professionals, to recognise excellent achievement by organisations within South Australia.

Award Recipient Project
Technical Excellence Flinders Ports and Esri Australia Flinders Ports Common Operating Picture (vPort)
Environment and Sustainability University of Adelaide Remote sensing and spatial analysis enhancing ecological understanding of wetlands in South-Eastern South Australia - A Goyder Institute Project
Spatial Enablement City of Port Adelaide Enfield The Graffiti Cleaning Project
People and Community DigitalGlobe & the South Australian Government Department of Community and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Sampson Flat Fires Critical Information

Photo gallery

Photos © 2015 Iain Bond


Session name Presenter Company
[Keynote] The Importance of Location SA for the SA Spatial Industry Michael Burdett (Surveyor General)
A Call to Arms: Capitalising on the Knowledge and Expertise Found in the Spatial Sciences in South Australia Mark Lethbridge Flinders University
International Food and Water Economics Sarah Wheeler University of Adelaide
UAV/Remote Sensing to Monitor Mining in Kakadu National Park Renee Bartollo Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Surveying Skyscraper's in Hong Kong to the Gateway Bridge in Australia: Large Infrastructure Surveying in Asia Paul Banks AUSPAT
In Recognition of Her Century Year: Boundary Surveying in Coober Pedy Richard Abbott Richard Abbott Surveyors
New Positioning Technologies Lucia Gerrie UPG
3D Scanning and Reality Capture to BIM Redstack & Maptek Redstack & Maptek
The NRM Spatial Hub - Providing Rangeland Managers with Quality Information to Make Better Decisions Phil Delaney Spatial Information CRC
Smart Coastal Mapping David Byrne Aerometrex
Spatial Access to South Australian Biodiversity Data Matt Miles Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
Application Bootcamp Greg van Gaans Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
Pop Up GIS Haydn Dyer Esri Australia
Adelaide Apocalypse: Bringing Public Spaces to Life Ryan Hubbard Grant Mills Consulting
A Python Approach to Weighted Multicriteria Analysis for Land Use Options Travis Moon Tonkin Consulting
Valview Bert Bruijn and Marc Burdon Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
Enterprise Location Services for Government: a Framework and Case Studies from around Australia David McDonald Pitney Bowes
Latest Trends in Positioning & Their Impact on Surveying and Spatial Professionals Matt Higgins Queensland's Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM)
Adelaide Oval Redevelopment Global Best Practice in Information Management John Dyson Mott MacDonald
Data Cube and Water Observations from Space (WOfS) Alexis McIntyre Geoscience Australia
WOfS Applications Ramesh Raja Segaran University of Adelaide
Mapping Areas of Diffuse Discharge in the GAB Dorothy Turner University of Adelaide
Taking GIS into the 3D Space Gordon Sumerling Esri Australia
Virtual and Augmented Reality: the Geospatial Tools of the Future Fabrice Marre Aerometrex
Hot Deserts to Tropical Islands - Using LiDAR Systems to their Maximum Potential Alex Cowdery Fugro
Cadastre 2034 Mike Burdett Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiencies in Asset Management Using Geospatial Technologies Bhavin Shah Landgate
AgInsight South Australia - An Innovative New Portal for Primary Industries Information Russell Bird Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia (PIRSA)
Practical Applications of Open Source GIS in a Competitive Software Market James Paull Tonkin Consulting
[Keynote] Social Apps with Location Technology – the Future of Marketing, Consumer Interaction and Data Collection Jack Haines Rocketry Pty Ltd, Little Birdy Network
[Keynote] Emergency Response Imagery, Crowd Sourcing and Analytics Peter Kinne and Gary Maguire Digital Globe and Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI)


Company Sponsorship type
C.R. Kennedy Survey Division Platinum
Position Partners Gold
Esri Australia Gold
AEROmetrex Gold
UPG Gold
Redstack and Maptek Gold
Tonkin Consulting Bronze
Flinders University Bronze
Fugro Bronze
Digital Globe Happy Hour
Alexander Symonds Dinner
Esri Australia Dinner
Fyfe Dinner
C.R.Kennedy Survey Division Dinner