NZ Winners at Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards

A real time mapping tool called Smart Client and an asset management tool from Augview were winners at the recent Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) held at a gala dinner in Brisbane 11 March 2015.

These APSEA awards showcase the technical diversity and innovation evident across the Australasian spatial industry - recognizing the achievements and service contributions of professionals within the industry.

Augview, launched in 2013 won the Innovation & Commercialisation. Described as the world's first mobile ‘Augmented Reality Asset management application’ it allows users to pull data from a wide range of sources to build a virtual picture of their environment and update information in the field.

Developed for New Zealand Police, Smart Client won the Spatial Enablement Award. A customised spatial tool, Smart Client generates insight to Police’s operational environment. Raewyn Fisher, NZ Police Communications Centre was on hand to accept the Award and the National Operations Manager, Inspector Mal Schwartfeger says, “As police we have a clear focus on crime prevention. This award recognises our commitment to utilise technology to support mobile, visible and accessible officers, intelligently deployed to prevent crime and crashes.”

Melanie Langlotz from Augview was also on hand to accept the award at the gala dinner. “We take a very collaborative approach” says Melanie, “without a lot of people supporting us and understanding the benefits of seeing utilities in 3D Augview would not have been so successful.”

As award winners of the inaugural NZ Spatial Excellence Awards held in November 2014, Augview and NZ Police received complimentary entry to the APSEA Awards. The Supreme and Innovation and Commercialisation Awards went to Augview Ltd and the NZ Police Smart Client won the NZSEA Spatial Enablement Award.

Melanie Langlotz, Augview (top left), Hon.Louise Upston and Rachel Fisher, NZ police (bottom) at 2014 NZSEA Awards.