The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2015-02-17T06:08:45Z GIS People Wins Spot on South Australian Panel 2015-02-17T06:08:45Z gis-people-wins-spot-on-south-australian-panel GIS People's reach across Australia is expanding fast. They have just been accepted onto the South Australia Science, Monitoring and Knowledge (SMK) Professional Services Panel. Run by the SA state government Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the panel allows GIS People to provide its expert consulting services to all branches of this department. GIS People offers services under the SMK Panel’s ‘Data and Information Services’ category. This includes: - GIS Editing - Cartography support - GIS analysis - Business analysis and system design - Project or system design - Training - Image capture Visit www.gispeople.com.au to find out more about GIS People’s expertise in these areas. Over the past 3 months GIS People has also gained places on panels in Victoria and New South Wales, assisting with their quest to expand their customer base and engage with clients all across Australia. GIS People Creates Land Values Tutorial for NSW Globe 2015-01-28T02:15:03Z gis-people-creates-land-values-tutorial-for-nsw-globe GIS People has produced a brand new tutorial video for the NSW Government department of Land and Property Information (LPI) to help them promote and explain their new ‘Land Values on the NSW Globe’ initiative. Last year GIS People developed and produced four NSW Globe video tutorials for LPI, from initial script, to voiceover, to final video editing. Due to the success of these tutorials and the close working relationship GIS People and LPI established, LPI again asked GIS People to create a video that shows the public how to access and explore their land values information on NSW Globe. You can see the video here: Tutorial 5: Land Values on the NSW Globe. Do you need to develop training video tutorials for your software? GIS People has the capacity and experience to produce professional, educational videos. Contact them to discuss your requirements. It's time to Discover Spatial by eLearning 2015-01-15T05:49:15Z it-s-time-to-discover-spatial-by-elearning-1 With a geospatial industry that’s worth more than 300 billion dollars globally, there is obvious demand for its technology and services. But as complete newbie, where do you learn about this high-tech industry, or as experienced professional, how do you keep your skills up to date? Enter Discover Spatial – www.discoverspatial.com – the number one independent online geospatial training platform. From open source to commercial geospatial technology, Discover Spatial has it covered. Have you checked it out yet? Interested in learning? Enhance your resume and learn some great new skills through Discover Spatial’s library of online courses. From ArcGIS to CartoDB to Google Earth, with more courses being added all the time, you will be able to develop your geospatial expertise in a flexible manner. These low-cost courses are delivered through easy-to-follow videos and additional content by expert trainers. A number of FREE courses are also now available, so sign up today and check them out at www.discoverspatial.com.   Interested in teaching? Discover Spatial is always on the lookout for talented trainers. It is the ideal platform to sell or share your geospatial courses and reach a wide audience of students from across the globe. And with Discover Spatial staff taking care of hosting, website maintenance, content security, payments and marketing, all you need to worry about is developing great course content. All your paid courses will follow a simple app store model, benefiting both you as the trainer and Discover Spatial. And in a special offer for new trainers who sign up by 31 January 2015, Discover Spatial is offering FREE hosting for free courses, helping you to get your content and your name out there. So why not get on board now? To discuss the opportunities contact Discover Spatial at learning learning@discoverspatial.com. GIS People Expands Services to Victoria 2015-01-14T04:38:45Z gis-people-expands-services-to-victoria GIS People is now part of the Victoria Government eServices Register, making it easier for customers in Victoria to utilise their geospatial services. The Register is mandated for use by Victorian government departments and agencies. GIS People was chosen to be part of the panel on the strength of their industry expertise and ability to provide clients with end-to-end geospatial solutions. GIS People’s four core business areas of geospatial consultancy, software development, remote sensing and geospatial training make this possible.  GIS People’s Managing Director, Igor Stjepanovic, says “This is great news, especially coming hot on the heels of our acceptance onto the New South Wales ICT Services Scheme. GIS People is now in a fantastic position to provide first class services to clients not just in Queensland but in NSW and Victoria too.” For more information about GIS People visit www.gispeople.com.au.    Geospatial Technology to Bring More Tourists to Queensland 2014-12-16T00:06:07Z geospatial-technology-to-bring-more-tourists-to-queensland GIS People has once again taken out the competition in Queensland Government’s Open Innovation Challenge, and this time won the opportunity to develop an intelligent data management solution for the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR). Earlier this year GIS People won the Pilot Open Innovation Challenge, organised by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in collaboration with Queensland Government, to develop a solution for the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ “graffiti problem”. The solution eventually evolved into a product called Gruntify. Round two of the Open Innovation Hub took place on the 8th and 9th of December at QUT, and saw 29 shortlisted companies compete across three different categories to provide Queensland government departments with solutions to their “problems worth solving”. GIS People faced stiff competition in their category, including from major geospatial companies and universities. The objective was to help NRPSR solve the problem – “It is difficult for NPRSR to comprehensively capture, validate and communicate detailed information about activities, infrastructure, features and access within Queensland’s Parks and Forests in a timely and cost effective manner.” GIS People proposed a solution that leverages the Gruntify platform, which is built on the strengths of the latest mobile, cloud, geospatial and open source technologies. The solution will enable NPRSR to use staff and the public (through “crowdsourcing”) to securely collect and manage vast amounts of asset data or incident reports in real-time, while minimising costs to the department. All incoming data will be mapped in real-time using a highly scalable web-mapping platform. Due to their attention to detail of NPRSR’s requirements and proven track record with innovative geospatial technology, GIS People was chosen by the judging panel as the category winner. They will now spend the first 12 weeks of 2015 working in close collaboration with NPRSR management to refine and develop the solution further.  GIS People’s Managing Director, Igor Stjepanovic, says, “We’re thrilled to win another opportunity, and our latest win makes it 2 wins out of 2 attempts for GIS People. Tourism is one of Queensland’s 4 pillars of economy, and NPRSR had no qualms regarding selecting Brisbane based company - GIS People - to help them drive efficiencies and attract more tourists to the State. We look forward to helping Queensland become the world leader in the use of digital and geospatial services to support tourism.” Follow the company on Facebook or Twitter for further updates. GIS People Awarded Place on NSW ICT Services Scheme 2014-12-10T04:32:01Z gis-people-awarded-place-on-nsw-ict-services-scheme Geospatial industry leader GIS People has announced that New South Wales Government has awarded them a place on the NSW Government ICT Services Scheme. Being part of this panel means GIS People is now pre-approved to undertake work for NSW Government and other eligible customers. GIS People’s Managing Director, Igor Stjepanovic, says: “I’m very pleased about this news. While we are proudly headquartered in Brisbane, it is not a secret that GIS People has both national and international expansion plans. NSW in particular provides an excellent environment for doing business, and this progressive state is already an experienced consumer of advanced location intelligence services – our speciality. We look forward to further strengthening our existing relationship with NSW Government and our clients based in NSW.” This arrangement adds to GIS People’s placement on a growing list of both government and private panels. For any enquiries on GIS People’s services, visit their website at www.gispeople.com.au. Over 2000 People Attend GIS Day in Brisbane 2014-11-21T06:27:11Z over-2000-people-attend-gis-day-in-brisbane On Wednesday GIS People hosted Australia’s largest GIS conference for this year – Brisbane GIS Day. With so much to see and do, visitors started arriving at QUT even before 9am, when the day officially opened. Throughout the day, there was a constant flow of business leaders, professionals, academics, students, politicians and hobbyists coming to see 3D printing, Google Glass, a satellite showcase, plus some very exciting presentations. ABC radio conducted a live interview with Dr Tim Foresman at 10am, causing a further influx of visitors for the lunch and afternoon sessions. The exhibitors reported being completely inundated with interest from so many day visitors. GIS People’s Event Manager, Rachelle Leembruggen, says: “Without help from our many volunteers we don’t know how we would have got through the day – thank you to all who helped. And due to the massive turnout we ran out of show bags, so we apologise to those who missed out.” Positive feedback has been flowing in from attendees, exhibitors and presenters. Platinum sponsors Dialog said: "The team from Dialog were extremely pleased with our sponsorship of the GIS Day this year. It is easily the best spatial industry event in Australia, and the amount of traffic in the exhibition area is impressive. Well done to GIS People!" - Glenn Irvine, National Practice Manager - Google Solutions. The HERE-sponsored Map App Hack event ensured a grand-finale finish for the day, with 3 finalists battling it out for the top prize of $5,000. The competition was won by Stephen Donaldson with his Benchmrk app. There were many other prize draws and competitions that will be announced in the coming days. The celebrations continued via an exclusive VIP cocktail party at Old Parliament House. Not even a mighty afternoon storm triggering the building evacuation alarm could stop the many guests from attending, including senior government officials and police leaders. An awesome (and delicious) GIS Day cake of course also featured at the party. All in all, GIS People hosted the world’s largest GIS Day event, and Australia’s largest GIS conference yet again in Brisbane. Next year is set to be even bigger. Watch out for more information about that soon from GIS People. Brisbane GIS Day 2014 – Are You Going? 2014-11-12T04:33:45Z brisbane-gis-day-2014-are-you-going With only a few days to go until GIS Day 2014, Brisbane is gearing up for the largest, most exciting geospatial event of the year! Hot on the heels of G20, Brisbane GIS Day 2014, on Wednesday 19thNovember, is set to bring both Australian and international business and technology leaders to the Queensland capital. The fantastic program full of high profile speakers will be introduced by SIBA Spatial Chair Dr Tim Foresman and compèred by Brisbane City Council’s Chief Digital Officer Cat Matson.  Over 30 exhibitors will be showcasing a huge variety of advanced spatial technologies, including Google Glass, 3D printing, WorldView-3 satellite, UAVs and much more. And with loads of competitions to enter and free prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. So register for your free ticket now! www.gisday.com.au/register. The FREE event is hosted by GIS People at QUT’s Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane CBD. It runs from 9am-4pm on a drop-in format – just turn up whenever suits you. For more event details visit www.gisday.com.au.  Gruntify: Real-Time Incident Capture and Reporting 2014-10-15T05:01:56Z gruntify-real-time-incident-capture-and-reporting BRISBANE – 14 October 2014 – Asset management and defect remediation is estimated to cause over $3 billion in damages per year to Australia Government-owned assets alone. Graffiti, litter, damaged street furniture – just to name a few – are problems that most asset owners struggle to deal with effectively. Gruntify provides a seamless end-to-end technical solution that makes it easy to: - Collect data with location information,- Ensure quality control of inputs/outputs,- Schedule jobs for remediation,- Employ geospatial analysis for hotspot identification, and- Implement financial reporting. Gruntify is cloud-based and does not require any additional software. The system comprises two major components: 1. A field capture app – for “crowdsourcing” data from the public and/or staff. Quickly captures item location, type, photo, additional notes and user details in seconds; iOS and Android versions for phones and tablets are available.  2. An admin panel – a real-time central database of each submitted item. Admin users can accept, reject and organise data submissions, view real-time maps, schedule jobs, track trends and hotspots, export analysis data for reporting, and much more. And it’s not limited to asset management and maintenance – Gruntify also offers a robust crowd-sourcing reporting and management method for disaster response and other incidents. Gruntify is flexible and can be branded with the logos and colour schemes that suit individual clients. From 1 to 1,000,000 users, it caters for companies and projects of all sizes. Want to see the benefits to your company? Request a demo at www.gruntify.com. HERE Sponsors Brisbane GIS Day Map App Hack 2014-09-22T01:40:00Z here-sponsors-brisbane-gis-day-map-app-hack GIS People has announced that HERE, international mapping and location intelligence leaders, have come on board to sponsor the Brisbane GIS Day 2014 Map App Hack. With prize money of $5000 for the winner and $1000 each for the two runners up, taking part in the Map App Hack is an opportunity not to be missed by all the budding and experienced developers out there! The Map App Hack challenges participants to develop a great entrepreneurial and creative app that makes use of spatial technology and open data on a smartphone app platform. The competition officially launched on Monday 22nd September and entries close on 1st November. Think you have what it takes? Visit the HERE Map App Hack page for more details and register as a Map App Hacker to get started! Event hosts GIS People have launched a Competitions page to showcase all competitions taking place on Brisbane GIS Day. They have also been working behind the scenes with the sponsors and exhibitors to develop a great program of talks and demonstrations – more updates are coming soon. You can stay informed on the Brisbane GIS Day Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gisdayau) and Twitter account (www.twitter.com/gisdayau). Questions? Get in touch with the GIS People team. 7 Awesome Reasons to Attend Brisbane GIS Day 2014 2014-09-05T04:45:28Z 7-awesome-reasons-to-attend-brisbane-gis-day-2014 Brisbane GIS Day 2014, the largest GIS Day event in the world, is coming to Brisbane’s QUT Gardens Point Campus on Wednesday 19th November. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day celebrates and showcases the enormous benefits spatial technology brings to our world.  Why should you go along? Well you can: 1. Attend for free! 2. Win over $8000 worth of prizes, from high-tech 3D printers to hotel stays.  3. Test your piloting skills through the Quadcopter Comp.  4. Explore your world with futuristic spatial technology – including Google Glass, 3D printing and the brand new Worldview-3 satellite. 5. Enter the Map App Hack and develop an awesome open data spatial app. 6. Watch fantastic presentations from top people in the industry. 7. Learn how spatial technology can benefit you or your company. Visit www.gisday.com.au to find out more and register. The event is hosted by GIS People at QUT, and is sponsored by many industry giants: www.gisday.com.au/event/sponsors/  About GIS GIS is a blend of geography, science and information technology that is changing our world and has become integrated in everyone’s daily lives. The maps on your phone, the autopilot in planes and drones, and even GPS tracking of whale migrations, are all determined by GIS. Found out more: http://www.gispeople.com.au/what-is-gis/ GIS People Triumphs in State Innovation Project 2014-07-25T03:21:37Z gis-people-triumphs-in-state-innovation-project Award-winning location intelligence company GIS People has been chosen to develop a solution for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) ‘graffiti problem’. Large corporations and government organisations want to be more innovative but don’t often get the opportunity to engage with innovators in a meaningful way. Organised by PwC, supported by Queensland State Government and hosted at QUT, the inaugural Queensland Government Open Innovation Hub Pilot Project aimed to overcome this issue. Held last weekend, the first stage of the project brought together companies both big and small, along with leaders from the start-up community, to present their ideas on four ‘problems worth solving’ – the topics were predefined beforehand. GIS People nominated under the ‘Graffiti’ category to help TMR systematically identify, categorise and remediate graffiti across their assets. They took the chance to get in front of TMR’s panel of judges, learn about TMR’s problems, and pitch their solution to the graffiti problem. The location of graffiti plays the most important role when it comes to identifying, classifying and removing graffiti, so GIS People’s solution placed location intelligence at the centre of the proposal, along with mobile technology and open source software. Collected over time, the geographic location of graffiti helps build a picture (or heat map) about where most of the incidents are occurring, and helps identify the areas on which TMR should focus. GIS People outlined the main features of the prototype that they will build to TMR, and showcased their potential. The judges were impressed by GIS People’s novel idea and comprehensive system, and after careful consideration of all the proposed solutions they selected GIS People to progress through to a 12-week incubation stage to further develop the solution. GIS People’s Managing Director, Igor Stjepanovic, says, “This will be a great opportunity for GIS People to develop a comprehensive tailored solution for TMR, and we look forward to working with PwC and Queensland Government in the incubation stage.” Want to know more? Contact GIS People. GIS People Partners With CartoDB 2014-07-09T06:00:19Z gis-people-partners-with-cartodb-2 Location intelligence company GIS People has entered into a new partnership with CartoDB –  providers of a cloud-based mapping, analysis and visualisation engine that lets users build spatial applications for both mobile and the web.  CartoDB is used by many major organisations and GIS application developers across the world, and provides a customisable and fully interactive mapping experience. Managing Director of GIS People, Igor Stjepanovic, says: “This is a very exciting partnership and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to work with CartoDB. CartoDB’s tools for mapping, complex data analysis and visualisation will let us build on our geoanalytics and cartography expertise to get better, faster results for our clients across Australia and internationally.” Javier de la Torre, CartoDB’s CEO, is also pleased with the new partnership: "Australia is an important market for CartoDB, and we are happy that geospatial experts GIS People have choosen CartoDB to develop projects for their clients. This is further validation that CartoDB's offering is one of the most robust and cost-effective, and provides a framework for fast development and easy deploy of geospatial applications and data analysis." For more information on the services this partnership can deliver, contact GIS People. GIS People Partners With DigitalGlobe 2014-06-27T03:21:29Z gis-people-partners-with-digitalglobe GIS People has announced a formal business partnership with DigitalGlobe – leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation data and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision-makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time.  DigitalGlobe’s earth observation data is sourced from the world’s most sophisticated and agile commercial satellite imaging constellation, and their imagery delivers unmatched resolution, accuracy, currency and consistency. Multi-award winning Australian geospatial consultancy GIS People sees this partnership as an exciting enhancement of their ability to provide the best service to clients: “Our clients often come to us with business challenges that require advanced image analysis, such as automated or supervised feature extraction,” says GIS People’s Managing Director, Igor Stjepanovic.“The new partnership with DigitalGlobe will enable our Remote Sensing department to rapidly acquire the best data available for the job. The capability to quickly extract information from pixel-based data is hugely useful in a number of industries that we operate in including oil and gas, infrastructure, finance, property, transport, environment, and many more. We look forward to growing our partnership with DigitalGlobe and delivering world-class solutions based on Geoanalytics to our clients.” “DigitalGlobe is pleased to work with GIS People to bring the highest quality geospatial data and information products to the Australian market,” says Takayuki Odawara, DigitalGlobe’s Vice President of Asia-Pacific Commercial Sales. For more information, contact GIS People. GIS People’s Managing Director Wins Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Award 2014-06-02T03:06:30Z gis-people-s-managing-director-wins-brisbane-lord-mayor-s-award-1 GIS People’s Managing Director Igor Stjepanovic is the recipient of Brisbane’s Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014. Igor, who hails originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, founded GIS People, a geospatial and location intelligence company, just four years ago. The company has quickly became a rising star of the technology industry, providing location intelligence services to industries across Australia. Igor was honoured with the award at Brisbane City Hall on Friday 30th May, at the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Dinner. “I’m incredibly proud to accept this award,” said Igor, “and I’d like to acknowledge the effort from everyone involved with GIS People for helping me and the company get to this point. I could not have achieved this alone – my exceptional team, and our culture of collaboration, are the main reasons for winning this award.” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the annual awards celebrated the contribution Brisbane’s multicultural businesses make to Brisbane’s economy: “The winners of the 2014 awards were selected from an impressive and diverse field of finalists, and embody the qualities of determination, leadership and ambition,” he said. “The achievements of these outstanding individuals act as inspiration for Brisbane’s greater business community.”   About GIS People GIS People is a forward-thinking geospatial solutions company. They specialise in assisting organisations with their GIS (Geographic Information Systems) requirements, helping enhance business growth through innovative location-driven services. Most businesses these days produce or acquire data that has a spatial/location component, and when utilised correctly this data can be of immense benefit. GIS People makes location intelligence affordable to all organisations. To find out more about GIS People and the work they do visit www.gispeople.com.au.