2015 Lighthouse Activities
UNFCCC Momentum for Change
Mapping Exposure to Sea Level Rise | Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea: Preparing for risk with online spatial tools
This collaborative Project with NGIS Australia, Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade allows the Pacific Islands – Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea – to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise brought about by climate change. The project has already produced a number of direct outcomes including identifying over 10,000 buildings that are at high risk of inundation within the next 80 years, including schools, health facilities and other critical infrastructure.
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.
2017 WA Information Technology Telecommunications Alliance’s INCITE awards
FertVIEW- Most effective Platform
NGIS Australia won the Most Effective Platform category for FERTview, partnering with CSBP Limited at the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAITTA). FERTview enables users to access digital farm maps in a simplistic tool using the myCSBP program, for review of the biomass imagery, rotation plans, yield data and sample sites. FERTview utilises CSBP’s existing NUlogic sampling and lab analysis services to continue providing customers data and knowledge for fertilisers.
2017 The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards
Regional innovation and commercialisation award
NGIS Australia won the regional Innovation and Commercialisation award at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards in April.
NGIS Australia, in partnership with CSBP Limited, received the Innovation and Commercialisation award for their technology, GreenPrecision.
2016 Western Australian Spatial Excellence Awards
2016 The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards
People and Community
NGIS Australia, CRCSI and DigitalGlobe donated resources to assist with the recovery effort by creating and managing 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 communication and access. The Crisis Map was used by a large number of aid agencies and organisations on the ground in Vanuatu.
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.
2015 Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards
2015 West Australian Spatial Excellence Awards
People & Community Award & 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.
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.