2017 summary

Spatial Information Day 2017 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday, 11 August 2017.

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
Undergraduate/Graduate Student Award Tasya Sarira
Postgraduate Research Award Iffat Ara
Young Spatial Professional of the Year Award Tom Jeffrey
Educational Development Award Stephen Fildes
Presentation of Surveying Licenses Damian Holland and John Baker
JB & JW Calder Award Michael Pohl
Women in Spatial Award Georgie Cassar
Spatial Professional of the Year Greg van Gaans

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 Michael Grear Surveys North Terrace Adelaide Tram Extension Survey
Environment and Sustainability Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia The 2016 Adelaide Hills and Northern Adelaide Plains Land Use Mapping
Spatial Enablement Award Friends of Sturt Gorge Friends of Sturt Gorge Web Map
Innovation and Commercialisation Aerometrex and Jacobs MetroMap
Small Project Award Vinehealth Australia Project Boundary Rider

Photo gallery

Photos © 2017 David Tran


The 2017 program page (and some abstracts) can be viewed at the archives by clicking here .

Session name Presenter Company
[Keynote] Q&A Discussion Panel David Floreani Spatial Information Day
[Keynote] Industry Change and how Prefab is an influencer Damien Crough Advanced Offsite Group
[Keynote] Connecting Perceptions with Reality in the world of BIM, GIS and Survey Faheem Khan Leica Geosystems
[Keynote] The data they are a-changin’ Sebastiaan Helsen Luciad
[Keynote] Geo-innovation: How thinking spatially is disrupting outmoded workflows Gary Johnson Esri Australia
Professional Development in a Disrupted World Nick Hassam Risk Spatial
GDA2020 - Know your data, know your datum Bradley Slape GDA Modernisation Implementation Working Group (GMIWG)
Next Generation Geological Mapping Jonathan Irvine Geological Survey of South Australia
"Mapping the Whole Picture". Applying co-design approaches to geospatial solutions Maurits van der Vlugt Mercury Project Solutions
A new spatial analytics engine: Insights for ArcGIS Gordon Sumerling Esri Australia
SmarterWX - Cloud based scheduling for capital works David Trengove Esri Australia
SA Land Cover Layers 1987-2015: a new data resource Matt Miles Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources
Changing Landscapes – Construction of an expressway through a coastal landscape journaled by monthly airborne Lidar and imagery Jorg Hacker ARA - Airborne Research Australia and Flinders University
Multispectral remote sensing of mosquito breeding habitats using unmanned aerial vehicles Tasya Sarira The University of Adelaide
Information Management and GIS helping with the provision of public health in Myanmar’s emergencies Ben Plush RedR Australia / Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Mapping Adelaide’s Urban Heat Island – airborne instrumentation and techniques Andrew McGrath Airborne Research Australia
Estimating temporary populations – the power of aggregated mobile device data Andrew Howe Australian Bureau of Statistics
Using 3D reality meshes to derive standard engineering survey data David Byrne Aerometrex
GeoVision – the future of data David McDonald Pitney Bowes
Uses and Applications of Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry for Coastal Zone Management Darren Stephenson Fugro
Unlocking Ancient Myth and Mysteries. Thomas Searles AAM Group
Springwood - the start of South East Queensland’s next CBD Julia Spark Aerometrex Pty Ltd
Geospatial and the 2016 Census of Population and Housing data Rob Walter Australian Bureau of Statistics
Spatial improvement of the State Cadastre - methods used with Land Boundaries DPTI Maurizio (Mauri) Trinca Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
3D Laser Scanning Technologies for Archival Recording, Design and Engineering David Malins Jacobs
Mapping Biomass for Bioenergy - Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure Mary Lewitzka Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Surveyors Unite - The Pinery Bushfire Recovery Project Beau Thorley Surveying and Mapping SA
National ePlan Working Group Update Craig Sandy Department of Environment Land Water and Planning
Drones in conservation and beyond Adam Kilpatrick The University of Adelaide
Location, Location, Location: the spatial influences on irrigators’ water entitlement selling in the southern Murray-Darling Basin Juliane Haensch University of Adelaide
The Elusive Open Geospatial Business Cameron Shorter Jirotech
Bridging the discipline gap: Translating spatial technologies for better environmental decision-making Megan Lewis University of Adelaide
How in-field scan registration can improve your workflow! Paul Malatzky Position Partners
Join the transformation: Australia’s Spatial Capabilities in 2026 Phil Delaney CRC for Spatial Information
Do you really need a map? Gary Maguire Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Wombats from space: A multi-method multi-scale approach to assessing Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat population and abundances Michael Swinbourne University of Adelaide
The I in BIM: Managing BIG data Luke Johnson Virtual Built
Automate As-Built Processing Scott Ferguson A2K
BIM from all sides: clients, contractors, consultants. Michael Clothier Virtual Built
BIM and Skills Development Rebecca Decicco Digital Node
Collaborative best practice and BIM Stewart Caldwell Russell and Yelland
Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) - Role and current priorities Michael Burdett Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Subterranean Laser Scanning Graham Walker Earth Radar
Point Clouds, Coordination and Coordinates Tomislav Golubovic AutoDesk