Spatial Information Day 2013 was a huge success, with attendance by over 350 delegates from all areas of the spatial sciences. It is thanks to those who participate as speakers at the day that we are able to feature the diverse and interesting presentations that we do, and those of you who have not yet shared your work in a presentation are encouraged to give it a go!

The day began early with a Careers Breakfast hosted by Women in Spatial. This was an inspirational start to the day, with five interesting speakers sharing their career journeys and goals.

This year the highlights of the morning conference session were the keynote presentations by Stefan Mazur (Operations Lead Consultant at MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval) and Mark Crosweller (Director General at Emergency Management Australia).

Concurrent sessions followed for the rest of the day, covering a range of topics, from UAVs and 3D laser scanning to satellites, smart phones and southern hairy-nosed wombats.

Many of the presentations, photographs and audio of the interviews conducted by our SID Ambassadors are now available from the Spatial Information Day website.

This year, the final session offered delegates an insight into the world of film and television visual effects through Sam Hodge of Rising Sun Pictures an Adelaide business who provide world class products and services to some of cinemas biggest productions including The Pirates of the Caribbean, the Harry Potter movies and The Great Gatsby.

The organising committee would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for 2013, without their support the conference couldnt happen. If you are looking for services or technology, please follow up with a SID 2013 sponsor!

The South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards annual gala dinner was attended by 150 guests, who enjoyed fine food and entertainment, and a fun night with colleagues and industry friends.

Band JC Jazz kept the mood cool and sophisticated, and the event was MCd by journalist and radio presenter Mark Aiston.

The event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our people and industry in South Australia and we are very proud of all our winners and nominees. 

Congratulations to the winners of the South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards 2013.

Individual Award Categories

Award Winner
Undergraduate/Graduate Project Tina Schroeder, The University of Adelaide
Postgraduate Research Allen Mcilwee, Flinders University
Special Achievement Duane Van Schoonhoven
Spatial Professional of the Year David Byrne
JB & JW Calder Award Michael Neitschke


Industry Award Categories

Award Winner Project
Environment and Sustainability The University of Adelaide, Earth and Environmental Sciences Landscape Futures Analysis Tool
Innovation and Commercialisation Aerometrex Aero3Dpro
People and Community SA Health and Esri Australia OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) GIS Environments Evaluation
Spatial Enablement SA Health The Geospatial Enablement Programme
Highly Commended

Undergraduate/Graduate Project: Qi Chen, The University of Adelaide

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