Perth tech company Spookfish wins major award at Locate & Geosmart 2018

Perth tech company Spookfish wins major award at Locate & Geosmart 2018


Australia: Perth-based company Spookfish has won a major Asia Pacific industry award for exporting its world-beating imaging technology to the North American market.

Rollout of the technology for Australian customers is well underway. High-resolution imagery of Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide is online, with more to come for Sydney and Brisbane.

The geospatial imagery specialist saw off competition from companies around the Asia Pacific region to take out the Export Award at last night’s Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.

The award was presented during the Locate & GeoSmart Asia Conference in Adelaide.  The APSEA awards showcase excellence within the spatial industry and are widely regarded as the sector’s most prestigious.

The export award recognises Spookfish’s outstanding success in innovating, commercialising and exporting its disruptive imagery capture and processing technology.

Spookfish has partnered with US-based EagleView Technology Corporation, North America’s leading provider of aerial imagery, and the two companies have collaborated to develop new technologies to meet the demands of the North American market.   In mid-2017, EagleView placed its first large order for multiple Spookfish platforms following an extensive flight test program. Spookfish is now building the platform in significant volumes to meet EagleView’s demands.

“This is an exciting achievement for Spookfish and the beginning of a substantial export opportunity for Australia,” said Spookfish CEO Jason Waller.

Commenting on the APSEA award win, Mr Waller added: “The award is a testament to the entire Spookfish team and their ability to research, innovate and successfully bring new technology into operation.

“Spookfish has begun delivering multiple systems to our strategic partner, EagleView Technologies, with the export program generating significant revenue from capture systems and expected future royalty payments.

“More importantly, the partnership with EagleView delivers extensive benefits to our Australian customers because as our world-leading technology continues to develop, it immediately becomes available in the domestic market.”