28 July 2011
WALIS: WASEA Results
WALIS eNews: 2011 WASEA Awards
The 5th Western Australian Spatial Excellence Awards, jointly hosted by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), were held on Friday July 22.
It was a gala event at the UWA Club with an audience of approximately 120. Hon Lisa Harvey MLA opened at the event, referring to the importance and value of the spatial data industry. Lisa reflected on some of her childhood experiences shared with her father, a licensed surveyor. Geoffrey Higham did a fine job as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening
The standard of the entries considered for the 2011 WA Spatial Excellence was very high, and judges made the point that determining a clear winner was difficult in several award streams. It was pleasing to see the awards shared variously by the spatial industry business, private/ industry sector, and government sector, with several of the awards going to partnerships formed across these sectors.
WASEA was inaugurated in 2007, and since then finalists from Western Australia have been submitted to the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards each year, where Western Australian entries have proved consistent winners.
Congratulations go to all this year’s WASEA winners.