Busy hands are happy hands

… We must be ecstatic

2015-2016 has been a busy year. It’s time to reflect.


Reflection of Aurora By Carsten (Flickr: Polarlicht-Reise 2013 – Tag09 – 22) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

In this time we have: assembled and released “Mapworks”; taken on a series of research programs with the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI); Sponsored the Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA) breakfast series; Supervised an important PhD research program into streaming 3D technologies; continued to work closely with software development programs at the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), WA Housing Authority (HA), Department of Environmental Regulation, Transperth, and other WA and interstate organisations.

Yep, busy. Small wonder it is only now that we come to revisit making our news public

The biggest project of all is Mapworks. In April 2015 we released it as a closed Beta program. Since then we have inserted a whole new security layer; re-released it as an open platform for subscribers as Aurora (hence we reflect on it); driven the launch through a sponsorship of the SIBA breakfast; provided Mapworks to DER through their Clearing Permit System, to HA through HAGIS, and to DFES through their Bushfire Risk Management System (more on these later).

As a result of the SIBA we have attended the following capital cities (in no particular order):

  • Melbourne (twice)
  • Sydney (third time soon)
  • Brisbane (twice)
  • Darwin
  • Perth (twice)
  • Hobart
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch

Now is a time of consolidation. All of these good news stories will soon appear here and on our Mapworks.io portal