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Geospatial to manage global change

Glenn Cockerton, Managing Director, Spatial Vision

The potential contribution of the geospatial industry is significant, as it impacts virtually every sector of the economy.

Geospatial data and technologies deliver a wide range of benefits. These technologies help in making better, more optimized decisions, achieving better outcomes, enhancing productivity and improving economic outcomes. The potential contribution of our industry is significant, as it impacts virtually every sector of the economy. Australia has benefitted from a range of economic drivers and has experienced sustained and uninterrupted economic growth for an extended period of time. These drivers include a mining boom on the back of China’s rapid economic development, a significant wave of residential property development due to immigration and strong population growth.

Making a difference

Spatial Vision’s market, which is focused on government activities, is also expected to remain positive, providing a basis for continued organic growth in our domestic revenues. For our company, we are leveraging the exportation of Australia’s professional services to generate significant additional growth potential for the future. Our customers mainly include government agencies in India, Middle East, South East Asia and the Pacific. We are aiming to make a difference not only in economic terms. Our solutions are also helping address some of the key environmental and societal challenges such as Climate Change, environmental sustainability (including the UN’s SDGs), urban and rural planning and social equity. Geospatial data and technologies help the world manage the significant processes of change underway. Spatial Vision wants to be part of our industry in addressing these challenges.

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Spatial Vision has been offering tailored enterprise geospatial solutions to customers for 20 years. These solutions provide geospatial capabilities to all levels of government encompassing emergency management, land management, natural resource management, fisheries administration, forestry, agriculture, utilities, water management and many other domains. The company also leverages Australia’s mature geospatial data infrastructure, policy framework and institutional arrangements by offering a range of strategic consulting services to a growing international client base. Working with national mapping agencies and domain areas like Geological Survey, we help develop capacity and achieve enhanced local outcomes.

Impact of innovation

Over the last decade, many innovations have made a significant impact on both our services and the nature of the solutions we offer. These include mobile, Cloud, improved position accuracy, Smart City/ Digital Twins, indoor navigation/ 5G. Spatial Vision has embraced these trends, invested in the necessary expertise and capacity and now offers a range of services and products that address many of these areas.

Spatial Vision has always invested in building strong relationships with a range of research institutions, from our neighboring universities (RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, University of NSW) to FrontierSI (formerly the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information). Combined with an active internal R&D program investing in emerging technologies, the company continues to be able to offer valuable and timely advice to our customers. A key priority for the immediate future is our investment in the area of Smart Cities/Digital Twins.

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