GeoReports featured at Awards night
For over 25 years, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been driving an innovation nation through their iAwards program. The iAwards is Australia’s longest running and most broadly scoped innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem from the likes of Google Maps, Atlassian, Wotif and WiseTech Global.
Last night GeoReports attended the awards, appearing as a nominee in the start-up of the year category. Congratulations to the winners – it was a great and networking with some incredibly innovative entries, proving that Australian ingenuity is alive and well. A great experience and chance to connect with cutting edge technology leaders to improve the GeoReports platform !
GeoReports was excited to participate in the Australian Geomechanics Society panel discussion in early May alongside government and industry experts including Australian Geological Survey, RMS, Sydney Metro, Coffey Geosciences and John Holland Contractors. It was a great opportunity to explore the status of open and shared geoscience and engineering data frameworks and engage with the audience around the future possibilities of this emerging field.
Panellists including GeoReports presented on a range of topics including:
- Digital tools for Ground Engineering – Sven Thorin (Sydney Metro)
- Open and Shared Data – Unlocking Innovation – Philip Davies (GeoReports)
- NSW Government Geotechnical Report Database Project (GGRD) – John Greenfield (NSW Dept Planning)
- Open Geo-data overview – Tim Thompson (Arup)
Discussions identified a range of emerging tools, data frameworks and benefits relating to high value subsurface data. Exciting near term developments included the commitment from DPE to upscale the available datasets and engage with other government agencies to release public datasets and unlock the value within them. Stay tuned for further details !