Geospatial Information Competition

SSSI is very proud to partner with Destination Spatial on presenting the Geospatial Information Competition.

This competition asks students from grades 7 – 10 across the country to identify a challenge in their local area or community and to use geospatial information and technologies to help address or solve that challenge. The topics that students can cover are almost endless – essentially if the problem can be linked to the earth in some way it is a spatial problem and students can address it in the competition.

The winning student/s receive registration to attend the Australia’s largest surveying and spatial conference, Locate, to meet spatial scientists and see the latest technology.


For the competition’s second year, the entrants again made life difficult for the judges, who had the uneviable task of selecting the winning entry from a high quality pool.

In the end, they awarded the prize to two year seven students from Wavell State High School:James Jeffrey and Chase Lolani: Colac Street Project.

James and Chase chose to look at an urban creek that was affected by a number of issues, chief amongst them erosion and litter.

Making use of the geodata they acquired, James and Chase developed two potential approaches to addressing the problems affecting the creek, and assessed each one’s viability. On top of that, their presentation was clear, well-designed and highly informative, aided by high quality drone footage and mapping imagery. The judges were quick to note that the standard of the project for Year 7 students was exceptional.

Of course, our panel recognised that there were other outstanding entries, and have awarded runners-up and highly commended placements. For more information, please visit the Geospatial Science website.




Our winners in 2018, Lizzie and Micah from Nowra Christian School, undertook a fantastic project called ‘Using spatial technology to optimise nest box placement’ and received their certificates in front of hundreds of spatial professionals (and proud parents and teacher!) at the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards Dinner. Click here for more details on their win as well as the great runners-up project.