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2015 United Nations Momentum for Change Lighthouse Award

The United Nations recognised the efforts of NGIS Australia as one of 16 global initiatives against the effects of climate change. NGIS was presented with a UN Lighthouse Award in Paris in December, 2015.

NGIS partnered with CRC-SI and Digital Globe to assist with the recovery effort in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam devastated their community in March 2015.  They created and managed the web-based Cyclone Pam Crisis Map.  The Crisis Map was a crucial tool for managing and coordinating the disaster response, including providing the first post-cyclone imagery and population data to help aid agencies to target assistance for outer islands that had issues with both communications and access.

 

2015 Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards – People & Community Award

2015 West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards – People & Community Award 

The value of this project has received recognition in both Qld & WA, and now qualifies as a finalist for the Asia-Pacific Award – People & Community to be decided in April 2016.

NGIS partnered with CRC-SI and Digital Globe to assist with the recovery effort in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam devastated their community in March 2015.  They created and managed the web-based Cyclone Pam Crisis Map.  The Crisis Map was a crucial tool for managing and coordinating the disaster response, including providing the first post-cyclone imagery and population data to help aid agencies to target assistance for outer islands that had issues with both communications and access.

 

2015 The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – JK Barrie Award

NGIS teamed with AAM Pty Ltd and the CRC for Spatial Information to win  the JK Barrie Award which is the highest award given for excellence in the Spatial Industry. The winning project was entitled:  ‘Pacific Island Coastal Inundation Capacity Building & Planning’. The project has made a significant contribution toward future adaptation and resilience against climate change and sea level rise for communities in the Pacific Islands.

2015 The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – People & Community Award

The APSEA awards play an important part in highlighting the accomplishments and recognising the skills and outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals in the spatial industry. NGIS were the winner of People & Community Award. The award was given for our efforts in helping the Pacific Island community build resilience environmental disasters.

2014 Victorian Spatial Excellence Award – People and Community

NGIS Australia in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI) was awarded the 2014 Victorian Spatial Excellence Award for The Pacific Islands Capacity Building Project. The project also won the individual category for People and Community.

2014 Western Australian Spatial Excellence Award – Innovation and Commercialisation

NGIS Australia partnered with the Western Australian Department of Water (DoW) to design and build the Water Information Reporting (WIR) portal project. The WIR system combines best-of-breed spatial, database, reporting, and content management technology to provide a simple yet powerful system for sharing critical water measurement data.

2013 West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards – People and Community

NGIS Australia partnered with the CRCSI in helping Pacific Islanders to understand the impact of, and plan for, climate change. Providing sea level rise information and training local people in how to use that information empowers them to make evidence based decisions on the future of their islands and their communities.

2013 West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards 2013 – SSSIWA Young Professional of the Year

NGIS’ Principal GIS Consultant, Nathan Eaton was awarded the Young Spatial Professional of the Year at the West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards. This was recognition for Nathan’s excellence, contributions and leadership in Spatial Science in Western Australia.

2013 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – Young Professional of the Year

NGIS’ Principal Consultant, Nathan Eaton was awarded the Young Spatial Professional of the Year at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA). Nathan was selected for his significant contributions in the field of Surveying and Spatial Science and his professional role modelling for other young people in the spatial industry.

2011 West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards – Environment and Sustainability

NGIS Australia partnered with the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) and the CRC for Spatial Information (CRC –SI) to deliver an online scenario planning tool to assist Government bodies across Australia to visualise and communicate the effects of sea level rising.

2009 West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards – Innovation and Commercialisation

NGIS China created an advanced planning tool that integrates environmental modeling with 3D and spatial technologies to assess the potential social and environmental impacts of major construction projects in the densely populated region of Chongqing. The platform used modelling product, 3DSee.

2008 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – Innovation and Commercialisation

The online asset and threat-monitoring system, Indji Watch, was announced winner of the Innovation and Commercialisation category in the 2008 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.

2008 WA Business News – Rising Star Awards

NGIS was recognised as one of 10 “up-and-coming” businesses in Western Australia with its proven diversification, systems improvement and consistent and strong growth.

2007 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – J K Barrie Award

The Extending the Limits project wins the esteemed J K Barrie Award at the APSEA Awards in November this year – the most prestigious attainment offered by the Australian Spatial Information Business Association.

2007 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – People & Community

Winner of the APSEA People and Community category, in recognition of work by Chief Executive Officer Paul Harris who has supported reconstruction and recovery activities in Aceh, Indonesia, since the devastation caused by the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.

NGIS was also highly commended in the Western region’s Spatial Excellence Award People & Community category.

2007 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – Spatial Professional of the Year

Chief Executive Officer Paul Harris won the Spatial Professional of the Year Award for his work in Aceh, Indonesia, with the initiative Extending the Limits also winning the esteemed J K Barrie Award and taking first place in the people and community category.

2007 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – Industry & Entrepreneurship

Winner in the Industry and Entrepreneurship category for ioMaps, an innovative map viewing application developed by NGIS Australia for mining giant BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

NGIS was also highly commended in the western region’s Spatial Excellence Award ‘Industry & Entrepreneurship’ category.

2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Managing Director of NGIS Paul Farrell was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for the Western Region in 2006.

Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) celebrates entrepreneurs who build and lead successful and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and more than 40 countries.

2006 Telstra Business Award

NGIS was named as a Western Australian finalist in the Hudson Business Award category.

2006 Winner of the WA Industry and Export Awards

NGIS won the WA Industry and Export Awards for the development of ForMS (Forestry Management System), an innovative, far-reaching business management solution developed to meet the needs of Australia’s largest agri-business operators, Great Southern Plantations.

2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

For the second year running, NGIS was recognised in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. NGIS was one of only four WA companies and the only spatial company to make the grade.

2005 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards

NGIS won the Natural Resources category for the development of a computerised forestry management system, known as ForMS.

Also recognised in the awards was the Spatial Interopability Demonstration Project where NGIS’ Oliver Looker was an integral team member.

The Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards are the premier awards for the spatial information industry, recognising excellence, innovation and service to the spatial industry.

2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

NGIS is recognised in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for continuing growth and success while maintaining its strong commitment to research and development.

2003 Australian Secrets of IT Innovation Award

In 2003, NGIS won the Australian Secrets of IT Innovation Award for innovative development of the GeoSamba suite of web-mapping products, showcased at the Australian and New Zealand Technology Showcase Conference.

2003 Directions Web-Mapping Contest

Winner of the 2003 inaugural web-mapping contest in the miscellaneous category.

2003 ANZAtech Roadshow, California, USA

NGIS warranted a special mention at the ANZATECH Roadshow in Silicon Valley in 2003, in recognition of technological achievements made by the group.

2002 Winner of the 40 Under 40 Award

WA Business News 40 under 40 Award was presented to Paul Farrell, Managing Director of NGIS, as one of 40 top West Australians under the age of 40 excelling in their field.

2001 City of Belmont Business Excellence Awards

In June 2001, NGIS was recognised in the City of Belmont Business Excellence Awards.

1999 City of Belmont Small Business Awards

In recognition of NGIS’ outstanding contribution in business excellence.

1995 BHP wins Award for Environmental Excellence

In 1995 BHP Petroleum formally acknowledged NGIS’ contribution to the Department of Minerals and Energy (WA), winning the Award for Environmental Excellence (Petroleum Operations Sector).