Spotlight on SA spatial award finalists

Flinders University recipients in this year’s Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence (SA) Awards include Associate Professor David Bruce from the College of Science and Engineering for the Educational Development Award.

Associate Professor Bruce’s passion for the acquisition and processing of remotely sensed images particularly, from space, has seen him also become an adjunct with the International Space University.

Most of his 50 years in the spatial profession have been devoted to educating surveying and spatial tertiary students.

The judges commended his strong contribution to research efforts that have lead to opportunities for students.

Flinders Uni graduates were also part of Industry awards, including Sam Holt (Aerometrex and the City of Unley) and Vanessa Keast-Pizzino (Tonkin and Port Pirie Regional Council).

Associate Professor Bruce also presented a paper at the Spatial Information Day conference, held on the same day as the awards.

Flinders University PhD students Claire Moore and Marcio DaSilva also presented papers with Claire’s presentation entitled ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ being Best Paper Presentation.

Marcio presented on ‘Remote sensing of fire affected coastal dunes on Kangaroo Island, UAV photogrammetry and tasselled caps’.

The APSEA awards are presented by the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute and the SIBA|GITA- Spatial Industries Business Association. State finalists will be judged for the national awards to be announced at the national conference (Locate 22) in Canberra in May 2022.

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