The Geospatial Excellence Awards are hosted by the newly formed organisation - Geospatial Council of Australia and are delivered by S+SNZ to celebrate the highest standard of achievement in the New Zealand geospatial community - they are for all New Zealand professionals and organisations working with spatial data.The awards are divided into two main categories: individuals and for organisations. Both categories are made up of a number of separate awards. Winners of each award category are automatically entered into the Geospatial Excellence Awards (formerly APSEA).
HOW TO ENTER
The 2023 Award nominations are now open and submissions are able to be made via the Geospatial Council of Australia (formerly APSEA) Nominations website for both the Industry Awards and the Individual Awards.
Industry Award Categories
• Award for Community Impact
• Award for Environment and Sustainability
• Award for Innovation
o Small Business
o Medium to Large Business
• Award for International Partnership
• Award for GeoSpatial Enablement
• Award for Technical Excellence
• Award for Workforce Development & Inclusion
Individual Award Categories
• Professional of the Year Award
• Future Leader of the Year Award
• Diversity & Inclusion Award
• Undergraduate Student Award
• Postgraduate Student Award
• Educational Development Award
Any Australian or New Zealand based hydrography-qualified individual or hydrographic team is eligible to nominate for this award. The project or key achievements should have taken place primarily in the 12 months prior to nomination, however in cases where project details cannot be released within one year, applications for earlier projects are allowed. This award aims to recognise hydrographic project and field work that reflect hydrographic excellence, and which deliver hydrographic best practice, either ashore or afloat.
Download the 2023 GEA Nomination Kit
The 2023 Event
Join us in Auckland to celebrate the winners of the 2023 Spatial Excellence Awards - these Awards celebrate the best, most innovative projects that use spatial data to solve real-world problems.
WHEN: 9 November 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland
Your registration fee includes canapes and a glass of bubbles on arrival, with a cash bar available to purchase drinks throughout the evening. As the event will be catered please register your attendance on the S+SNZ website.
Well done to all our 2022 Finalists and Winners!
Award for Community Impact (Highly Commended) – Recognises unique contributions the spatial industry has had on people and communities.
Awarded to: (Joint highly commended entrants) Nelson City Council: Geospatial Services team and Climate Change team, and Tonkin & Taylor
Award for Community Impact - Recognising unique contributions the spatial industry has had on people and communities.
Awarded to: (Joint winners) Beca Limited, Waipa District Council, InPlace Limited, Maximize Limited and Interactionz for Ahu Ake - the Waipā Community Spatial Plan
Award for Environment and Sustainability - Recognising products and projects that help to resolve any issue in an environmental context.
Awarded to: Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Award for Innovation – Medium to Large Business (Highly Commended) -Recognising a unique delivery of a project, product or service based on a new idea, method, technology, process or application resulting in significant social, environmental and/or economic benefits.
Awarded to: Woods and UAS NZ Limited for The Rapid Mapper
Award for Innovation – Medium to Large Business - Recognising a unique delivery of a project, product or service based on a new idea, method, technology, process, or application resulting in significant social, environmental and/or economic benefits.
Awarded to: BECA
Award for Spatial Enablement - Recognising products or projects in which the application of spatial information, methodology and/or tools has greatly improved the outcomes of a non-spatial project, process or product.
Awarded to: New Zealand Police
Award for Technical Excellence - Recognising products or projects in which the application of spatial information, methodology and/or tools has greatly improved the outcomes of a non-spatial project, process or product.
Awarded to: Woods
Special Award – SSSI Hydrographic Excellence Award - Aims to recognise hydrographic projects and fieldwork that reflect hydrographic excellence, and which deliver hydrographic best practices, either ashore or afloat. This award is open to Australian and New Zealand-based hydrographers.
Awarded to: Toitū Te Whenua LINZ and Napier Port
Postgraduate Student Award for 2022 - This award is conferred on a Postgraduate student who has undertaken a research project that contributes to the ongoing progression of the surveying and spatial profession.
Awarded to: Sophie Curtis-Ham
Professional of the Year Award 2022 - A practitioner who is working in any of the disciplines of surveying and spatial sciences whose professional achievements are acknowledged by peer citation as exemplifying the highest standards of excellence and ethical conduct.
Awarded to: Michael Pinkerton