Spatial Vision Innovations Pty Ltd

Spatial Vision is a leading consultancy in spatial information and technology. We work closely with our clients to better manage natural and built assets, respond to emergencies, build community resilience, understand the impacts of climate change, strengthen digital economies and develop sustainable smart city practices. We are geospatial experts applying our knowledge of cadastre transformation, remote sensing and earth observation, field mobility technology, spatial policy and governance, spatial data management and standards, cartography, web mapping, GIS software training and spatial solution architecture design.

Organisational Capability

  • Across Australia and internationally, we work in areas of:
    - Climate change
    - Fisheries
    - Health
    - Emergency management and biosecurity
    - Agriculture
    - Utilities
    - Water
    - Natural resources


  • 'Our Water' Platform, NSW Department of Primary Industries (Former)
    The Our Water website uses interactive mapping to provide a state-wide or local perspective of how water resources are managed and protected by the government in a clear and accessible format. Underpinning the website are cloud-based geospatial platforms that process complex data into readily understood map outputs. As a result, the website is able to share near real-time information with NSW residents regarding surface and groundwater.
  • Likely Impact of Climate Change on Victorian Coastal Assets, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
    Spatial Vision was engaged by DELWP to assess the likely impacts of anticipated climate change on the Victorian coastline, and develop a climate change risk assessment approach for the Victorian coast that builds on earlier DELWP Risk Assessment work. The study involved undertaking a comprehensive spatially-based coastal climate change impact assessment that considers multiple Victorian coastal asset classes and values. This climate change risk assessment for the Victorian coast was aimed at supporting the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program (VCMP) that aims to provide communities with information on coastal condition, change, hazards, and the expected impacts associated with climate change that will facilitate evidence-based decision making.
  • Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD), CRC for Spatial Information and the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
    Spatial Vision Spatial Vision assisted ERIN streamline the process of compiling the biennial updates to the Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database, which not only enabled ERIN to have the database ready in time to present at 2014’s Worlds Parks Congress but also reduces the manpower required to perform the update. This work involved developing an application which could efficiently consolidate the various states’ data into a single database under a common format. The python based scripts analysed and prepared area statements on each protected area type, calculating the amount and percentage of each state designated as each type. The data was aggregated nationally, allowing the government to identify conservation issues on both the state and national level, which further enables the two be distinguished from one another. Development of the CAPAD scripts, reflected both SVs technical expertise with spatial data but also its capacity to work closely with ERIN through the entire process to ensure the scripts were ready for the states’ biennial data submission.
  • Preparation of National Marine Atlases, National Ocean Office
    Spatial Vision was engaged by the National Oceans Office (NOO) to produce a National Marine Atlas showing the non-fisheries uses of Australia’s marine jurisdiction. To prepare the Atlas, Spatial Vision contacted nationwide organisations to identify their relevant data holdings. We collected, assessed and documented an extensive range of marine datasets of various standards and formats, and loaded them into a geodata library to generate a set of products for NOO. The products included hundreds of individual thematic maps, a hardcopy marine atlas document and an interactive CD-ROM. The information products were made accessible to marine environment professional. An early critical stage in the project was to design the data model (or data architecture) and to implement this in a geodatabase thereby establishing the project geodata library. Spatial Vision implemented the project in ArcGIS and developing a suite of map production tools and map templates in ArcMap to facilitate the efficient production of the information products.
  • Development of Web Mapping Based Application for an Australian Marine Spatial Information System, Geoscience Australia
    Geoscience Australia selected Spatial Vision to develop a new web mapping site to be known as the Australian Marine Spatial Information System (AMSIS). AMSIS is an easy to use interactive management tool, encompassing Australia's marine interests, environment and uses. The online program delivers over 80 layers of interactive information which the user can choose from to create personalised maps to either answer specific questions or to gain a holistic understanding of Australia's marine attributes. Through AMSIS, users can access a wealth of marine data including jurisdictional boundaries, petroleum leases, shipping tracks, known offshore minerals, Commonwealth fisheries, World heritage listed areas and offshore infrastructure. Spatial Vision developed AMSIS using the Internet Mapping Framework (IMF-OWS 1.3) from Moxi Media in Canada. IMF provides a J2EE framework to develop customised GIS applications based on Open GIS Standards. All the data used in the AMSIS application is drawn directly from Spatial Data Servers maintained by Geoscience Australia. The use of Open Standards including WMS and WFS also enables data to be directly integrated into AMSIS from other government departments, such as the National Oceans Office, in the future. In this way, integrated and up-to-date spatial data will be available to Marine Planners, Scientists and Offshore Managers directly from the data custodian. Open source University of Minnesota MapServer software was used to deliver the WMS and WFS services underpinning the AMSIS.
  • Spatial Vision and Natural Decisions were engaged by Corangamite CMA to support NRM planning efforts in view of the likely impacts of climate change. The study area of the project encompassed the CMA regions of Mallee, Wimmera, North Central, Glenelg- Hopkins, Corangamite, Port Phillip Westernport and East Gippsland. The three primary objectives of the project were to: Identify areas in the landscape that will be most impacted by climate change across multiple asset classes and values; Adopt/ propose a planning process that is logical, comprehensive and transparent; and, Develop recommendations for identifying priority locations in the landscape for adaption and mitigation, as well as determining a best recommended practice for developing appropriate management actions. The project received the 2014 Victorian Spatial Excellence Award for Sustainability & Environment.