Celebrating pioneering applications of GIS
The Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award is presented each year by Esri to organisations from across the globe who have demonstrated exceptional innovation through the deployment of GIS technology.
Two Australian organisations were recognised in this year’s awards – the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) & North East Water.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) were recognised for their digital project monitoring incidents of suicide and self-harm across Australian communities – providing a best-practice approach to inform support strategies and deploy services that save lives.
Victorian waste and water services provider, North East Water received the award in recognition of their digital transformation project building a first-of-its-kind intelligent water network – which provides a digital and scalable view of more than 300,000 assets.
Explore the award-winning projects
Venture inside the award-winning project from North East Water providing a digital and scalable view of their expansive network of water assets - from running trace analysis on burst pipes to keeping customers informed on service disruptions.
As part of a project to monitor suicide and self-harm in Australia, the AIHW created a series of public, interactive maps featuring statistical level 3 and level 4 data and insights for decision-makers to develop timely, effective, evidence-based support services that save lives.
Discover more inspiring innovations
The new CoSafe application, created by the City of Cockburn, uses local knowledge to inform a more reliable and responsive community security service available 24/7.
Forward-thinking academics at UNSW and RMIT have created assets that use location intelligence to ensure COVID-19 response is well-informed and data-driven.
Following the largest and most devastating bushfire ever on Kangaroo Island, a team from the SA National Parks and Wildlife Service created a StoryMap to encourage tourists to return to the island and support local communities.
In a first for local government, the City of Parramatta uses smart technology to monitor conditions promoting liveability and sustainability in the new suburb of Melrose Park. The capturing, analysing and visualising of local environmental data was the key to Smart Planning for Climate Responsive Neighbourhoods project using smart technology.