2018 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - Queensland Winners

August 31, 2018

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence - Queensland Awards were held at historic Brisbane City Hall on Friday 24 August.

It was a fantastic night, showcasing outstanding projects and individuals in Queensland's surveying and spatial sciences industry.

The deserving SSSI Individual Winners for 2018 were:

Professional of the Year

Roy Somerville, Chair, SSSI Qld Regional Committee - receiving his award from The Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines & Energy

Women's Leadership Award

Dr Karen Joyce, James Cook University - receiving her award from Bob Markham, CEO, UrbisPro

Educational Development Award

Dr Sanjeev Srivastava, University of Sunshine Coast - receiving his award from Professor Kevin McDougall, Head of Civil Engineering & Surveying, University of Southern Queensland.

Undergraduate Student Award 

Highly Commended: Kent Olive, University of the Sunshine Coast
Winner, Clem Jones Medal: Scott Johnson, Department of Natural Resources Mines & Energy - receiving award from David Muir, Chair, Clem Jones Group

Service to the Qld Surveying & Spatial Sciences Community

Peter Gersekowski, Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy - receiving award from Paul Reed, East Coast Surveying & Vice-Chair, SSSI Qld Regional Committee

Postgraduate Student Award

Nicolas Younes - James Cook University

The SIBA|GITA Industry Award winners were:

Award for Innovation and Commercialisation

Judges' Commendation: Daniel Fitzgerald, Immersive Robotics - receiving award from Daniel Harvey, Director, Amristar

Winner: Tim Neal, Data Farming & Ian Miller, Spatial Vision - receiving award from Daniel Harvey, Director, Amristar

Award for People and Community

Grania Kelly, StarSapphire Productions - receiving award from Alistair Byrom, Chairman, SIBA|GITA

Award for Spatial Enablement

Lee Hellen and Todd Morschel, Land Solution Australia - receiving award from Peter James, Qld Branch Chair, SIBA|GITA

Award for Technical Excellence

Mark Billsborough,  Bennett + Bennett  - receiving award from Alistair Hart, Mangoesmapping 

Congratulations to all nominees and winners on your achievements!


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