2018 summary

SIDx was held on Friday, 26 October 2018 at the Hilton Adelaide.


SIDx is not your conventional Spatial Information Day conference. Join us for a half-day conference with a twist. We are excited to announce that we'll be doing things a little differently with SIDx in 2018... think new ideas, a demonstrations space for hardware or software, a debate, or any ideas you would like to suggest!

Spatial Information Day

Award recipients

Industry awards

Award Recipient Project
Spatial Enablement Award Tonkin Consulting The Upper Yorke IV - Independent Verification Collector
Environment and Sustainability Award Department for Environment and Water SA Land Cover
People and Community Award Surveying SA Surveyors Unite - The Pinery Bushfire Recovery Project
Technical Excellence Award Tonkin Consulting NAIS: Spatially Supporting Major Projects from Idea to Construction

JB & JW Calder awards

Award Recipient
Calder Award Scott Allen
Licenced Surveyors
  1. Mr Leigh M. Barry
  2. Mr Chad Heinrich
Registered Surveyor Michelle E. Grose

Individual awards

Award Recipient
Postgraduate Student Award Sofanit Araya
Education Development Award Dr Paul Corcoran
Women's Leadership Award Annmarie Mabarrack

Photo gallery

Photos © 2018 Sandra Paterson


The 2018 program page (and some abstracts) can be viewed at the archives by clicking here .

Session Name Presenter Company
Adelaide 3D City Model Michael Burdett Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Democratising Space Aria Colton National Space Innovation Hub
BIM OBJ Stewart Caldwell Russell and Yelland
GDA 2020―SA Rollout Bradley Slape Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
The Power of A Professional Network Women in Geospatial Science Professional Network (WGSPN): Georgie Cassar (City of Port Adelaide Enfield); Karen Hansen (DPC Office for Data Analytics). Panel Discussion
Looking Back: A 20 Year Retrospective View of the Spatial Industry in SA Neil Coffee University of Canberra
Looking Forward: SA Geospatial Strategy – The Power of People, Data & Location Gary Maguire Department of the Premier and Cabinet
How Geospatially Literate Are You? Genine Meredith University of South Australia
The Great Debate: 'Surveying is Not Spatial'

Affirmative Team:
Mr Richard Abbot (Licensed Surveyor); Assoc Prof Neil Coffee (University of Canberra); Mr Peter Kentish (former Surveyor-General of the State of South Australia 1993–2012).

Opposing Team:
Mr Gary Maguire (Department of the Premier and Cabinet); Ms Genine Meredith (University of South Australia); Ms Annmarie Mabarrack (City of Marion).

Special Guest:
Assoc Prof David Bruce (University of South Australia and Flinders University).

Ms Sharon Ferrier (Persuasive Presentations).

Commuting Distance for Australia Shaun Copley Australian Bureau of Statistics
Esri Australia (Gold) Gordon Sumerling Esri Australia
C.R. Kennedy (Gold) Matt Rumbelow C.R. Kennedy
HxGN SmartNet (Silver) Shien-Kwun Leong HxGN SmartNet
UPG (Silver) Josh Weckert UPG