2014 in Review

Climate Change. Carbon Abatement. Pest Reduction. Language Education. Road Safety. Tourism Promotion. Sustainable Fishing. Emergency Radio. Whale Protection.

Throughout 2014, Spatial Vision’s commitment to GIS excellence has helped organisations make important contributions in all these fields and many more.

Projects like the Savannah Burning Abatement Tool (SAVBAT), winner of the 2013 National Spatial Excellence Awards’ Sustainability and Environment prize at Locate14, which showcases the company’s skill in creating cloud-based spatial solutions to real problems. SAVBAT streamlines the process for landowners in Australia’s north to calculate the carbon credits they earn for initiating controlled burns in line with traditional indigenous methods.

In 2014 our 15th year in business, Spatial Vision embraced open source GIS software, such as CartoDB an affordable and flexible cloud-based map creation tool the company used in projects like the Language Programs Atlas, which empowered the Victorian government to make informed decisions about the state’s language education programmes.

The award winning Pest Watch WA, Smart Rest Areas and Whale Watch are just some examples of Spatial Vision’s work all across Australia over the last year. 2014 has been a year of strong relationships with the company’s customers in NSW, QLD, SA and WA, with a higher proportion of the company’s work than ever before coming from outside Victoria.

Spatial Vision even attracted internationally attention in 2014, with the release of the first ever Australian Chinese-language map , which China’s Victorian Consul-General Mr. Yumin Song called “greatly significant” and “innovative”.

The company forged strong relationships with Australia’s fisheries throughout 2014, developing a number of browser-based mobile applications in HTML5, capable of operating offline, which have made the lives of commercial fishers all over the country easier. Over the last year, Spatial Vision has successfully delivered numerous projects like this, which combine the latest in online connectivity with the restrictions imposed by conditions where connectivity can’t be relied upon, whether that be out at sea or deep in the bush.

Lastly, 2014 marked the introduction of Spatial Vision’s GIS Journey training courses, which have helped customers who are planning, implementing or supporting GIS functions up skill with the industry leading ArcGIS 10 software or the open source software QGIS. These courses have been consistently booked out since their introduction in Spatial Vision’s Melbourne offices while others have been delivered onsite to organisations across Australia.

For Spatial Vision, 2014 has been about delivering the same expertise the company has become known for, while taking advantage of opportunities to utilise cloud-based, open source solutions in socially and environmentally responsible projects across Australia.

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