Augview has taken top honours at the inaugural New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards, receiving the Supreme Excellence Award and the award for Innovation and Commercialisation.
The Award for Innovation and Commercialisation recognises products or projects that made a significant contribution to the industry through the introduction of a new idea, method, technology, process or application resulting in social, environmental and/or economic benefits.
Augview beat out entries from NZ Post and CoreLogic NZ to secure this award, which then put the company up for the Supreme Excellence Award.
The Supreme Excellence Award was selected by the Judging Panel from one of the Organisational category winners that represents the pinnacle of achievement in the spatial industry, bestowed on any project drawn that attains, in the Judges’ opinion, the highest level of excellence or achievement.
Augview Chief Executive Officer, Mike Bundock, said the awards capped off a huge 12 months for the company, following the launch of the Augview application in 2013.
“The integration of an augmented reality capability into a mobile GIS application opens up enormous opportunities for utilities, councils, and underground asset owners to reduce their operating costs, enjoy efficiency gains and improve health and safety outcomes for their employees.”
“We’re thrilled that our technology has been recognised at the NZSEA awards. Augview has had an excellent response in the market since we first launched the product 12 months ago, and our development of the product continues every day.”
“Today, our application is utilised on smartphones and tablets. Our vision is that in the future, users will use Augview through augmented reality glasses. This year we performed our first augmented reality glasses implementation, and over the next 12 months we will be working to complete the totally new user interface the technology enables.”
Since being launched into the market, Augview is now being used by utilities, contractors, and asset managers all around the world, making the task of spatially locating and identifying underground assets considerably easier, and also enabling in-field capture and maintenance of asset data.