NZ Spatial Excellence Awards 2017 Finalists
The finalists for 2017 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards were announced this morning at a breakfast function held in Wellington. Now in its fourth year, the 2017 awards attracted over 60 entries from a variety of different organisations and individuals across New Zealand using spatial technology to provide valuable benefits in such varied areas as Agriculture, Banking, Transportation, Conservation and Local Government.
Scott Campbell, a member of the NZSEA Steering Committee, says the quality and range of entries demonstrates the importance of spatial technology and the role it plays in everyday business in New Zealand.
“With the expansion of the spatial sector into a wider world of technology and with the associated adoption of spatial in almost every industry, the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards have a key role in highlighting potential and in demonstrating what excellence looks like for both individuals and organisations. The 2017 awards represent the diverse areas of application as well as the quality of endeavour that is seen in the Spatial Industry in NZ today” says Campbell.
David Pimblott, a member of the NZSEA judging panel, says “the entries submitted this year represent world-class applications of geospatial technology to support genuine business benefits for implementation. The entries reflect creative and innovative utilisation of geospatial technology, especially in the mobile and web environments, that have the potential to deliver transformational value and productivity outcomes across a diversity of industries”.
The winners in each category will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, on Wednesday 15 November 2017.
Congratulations to the following finalists.
Environment and Sustainability Award
Auckland International Airport Ltd: Airport Biosecurity - Mosquito Monitoring
Land Information New Zealand: Wilding Conifers Information System
Innovation and Commercialisation Award (Proudly supported by Wellington City Council)
Valocity Limited: Valocity Agri
People and Community Award
Centre for Sustainability: Using a Geodatabase to Assess Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise in the Greater South Dunedin Community
New Zealand Cartographic Society: 2016/2017 NZ Children's Map Competition
New Zealand GIS in Conservation: Geoenabling Community-led Conservation in New Zealand
Undergraduate Student of the Year Award
Craig John MacDonell
Postgraduate Student of the Year Award
Young Professional of the Year Award (Proudly supported by Eagle Technology)
Professional of the Year Award (Proudly supported by Eagle Technology)
Trevor William Hart
Spatial Enablement Award
Far North District Council: 'Let's Plan Together' Community Engagement in the District Planning
Mobility, New Zealand Police: Mobility Programme
Wellington City Council: Resilient Wellington
Technical Excellence Award
AJJV (Arup Jacobs Joint Venture) Auckland Light Rail Technical Advisors: Auckland Light Rail Utilities Clash Detection Interactive Model
Cardno (NZ) Ltd: CentrePort Earthquake Recovery - Spatial Services
Incremental Ltd, the University of Auckland, Statistics New Zealand: Workload Planning for the 2018 New Zealand Census
Supreme Excellence Award
The 2017 NZSEA Supreme Excellence Award will be announced at the Gala Prize Dinner on 15 November. It is selected from one of the organisational category winners by the Judging Panel. The Supreme Award, in the judges’ opinion, represents the pinnacle of achievement in the spatial industry.