2021 summary

SID2021 was held on Friday 17 September 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Award winners


Award Recipient Project
Award for Community Impact
  • Tonkin
  • Kangaroo Island Council​
Kangaroo Island Fire Damage Assessment 2020
Award for Environment & Sustainability
  • Aerometrex
  • The City of Unley​
Mapping changes in the City of Unley's Urban Forest from 2018-2021 using LIDAR
Award for Innovation – Small Business​ GP One Consulting​ Landscape Online Information System​
Award for Spatial Enablement
  • Tonkin
  • Port Pirie Regional Council​​
Port Pirie Regional Council Patrol Grading Applications
Award for Technical Excellence Aerometrex City-wide AI-derived ground surface permeability classification


Award Recipient
Educational Development Award David Bruce​ (University of South Australia and Flinders University​)
Postgraduate Student Award Amelie Jeanneau​ (University of Adelaide​)
Undergraduate Student Award​ Gemma Sansom​ (University of Adelaide​)
Future Leader of the Year Award​ Jennifer Brindle​ (Precision Hydrographic Services​)
Professional of the Year Award Mark Deuter (Aerometrex​)​


The 2021 program is available in the archives.

Session name Presenter Workplace
Greening Melbourne's roofscape: using the latest 3D spatial tech to help build a healthier more sustainable city Mr Fabrice Marre Aerometrex
From reactive to proactive: an integrated spatial solution to improve patrol grading management Mr Travis Moon Tonkin
Airborne remote sensing of the Saint Kilda mangrove dieback Dr Andrew McGrath Airborne Research Australia
Hydrography in Backstairs Passage – what’s in a datum? Mr Dylan Colson Precision Hydrographic Services
Where the wild things are Dr Claire Moore Flinders University
Making your data smarter – Australian case study snapshots of spatial data management Innovation Mr Andrew Bashfield 1Spatial Australia
Introducing AI to LiDAR and hydrography Mr Daniel Kruimel Teledyne Optech
Riding the radar wave: rise and rise of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery in geospatial applications! Dr Dipak Paudyal APAC Geospatial
Working towards a greener, more resilient Adelaide: benchmarking Adelaide’s tree canopy coverage and available plantable space using airborne LIDAR and Deep Learning Dr Samuel Holt Aerometrex
Analysis of the quality of the Australian Height Datum (AHD71) in the Adelaide region and surrounding areas Mr Geoffrey Sandford NA
SAPPA - governance of statutory mapping Mr Michael Burdett Attorney-General's Department
Remote Structural Health Monitoring Mr Jareth Stocker Cody Corporation
Using a simple seasonality index from Sentinel-2A NDVI time series to estimate condition of natural grasslands Mr Diego Guevara University of Adelaide
Location SA Journey into Cloud and Portal Mr Bert Bruijn Location SA
QWildlife, a crocodile monitoring platform Mr Gareck Packer GP One Consulting
Modelling fire progression from space observations: exploring the development of the 2019-2020 Kangaroo Island fires Assoc Prof David Bruce Flinders University
Remote sensing of fire affected coastal dunes on Kangaroo Island, UAV photogrammetry and tasselled caps Mr Marcio DaSilva Flinders University
The national positioning infrastructure capability Mr Ryan Ruddick Geoscience Australia
Dinosaurs didn’t have Story Maps – how did that work out? Mr Jarrod Lange University of Adelaide
Game engines for geospatial photogrammetry - the technology fusion changing the way you see data Mr Matthew Walker Aerometrex
Real-time aerial fire mapping: a real world application of remote sensing technologies Dr Paul Dare FireFlight Technologies
Opportunities for reform in licensing & registration of surveyors in Australia Mr Michael Guidici Surveyor-General Tasmania
Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) update Mr Craig Sandy DELWP (VIC)
United Nation's Integrated Geospatial Information Framework Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse Spatial Vision
GNSS - Innovation bring large rewards for users Mr Peter Terrett 4D Global
Spatial and the Internet of Everything - unlocking the value of spatial computing for connected industries and places Ms Catherine Caruana-McManus Meshed IoT Integrators
Construction progress with the BLK2GO and Cyclone Enterpise Mr Joel Woodage C.R. Kennedy
Arresting inertia for next generation surveying Mr Steven Sheppard Trimble
Hydrographic survey innovations in Gulf St Vincent Mr Scott Miller Fugro
CFS fire map Mr Bryce Touchstone SA Country Fire Service
Leveraging geospatial services to support bushfire response and assessment Mr Xenios Markou Department for Environment and Water
Open Mind; Open Innovation Mr Andrew McCulloch OZ Minerals
Democratising data Ms Genene Kleppe Digital Twinning Australia
SmartSat CRC – Underpinning the space and spatial industries through translational research & innovation Prof Andy Koronios SmartSat CRC
New opportunities and the economics of Earth observation in Australia Mr Byron Riessen Deloitte
The future of hydrography CDRE Stewart Dunne Department of Defence
Safe people, safe communities Ms Annette Doonan Department of Human Services
PIRSA fruit fly field application Mr Russell Bird Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Kickstarting your GIS in SA government software/datasets/ArcPro for the first time Mr Bert Bruijn Location SA
How to create a portal web map & field map Stevie Swan Location SA
Spatially-enabling DBYD: the road map for the referral service of the future Mr Kym Jackway Esri Australia
Experiences from women in geospatial science Women in Geospatial Science
Hydrographic surveyors certification Mr Neil Hewitt Precision Hydrographic Solutions