Aug 30 2011

AAM wins Highly Commended at QLD Spatial Excellence Awards

AAM wins Highly Commended at QLD Spatial Excellence Awards

Category: People and Community.
Project: Rapid response image products for Queensland 2011 Disasters

AAM supplied rapid response aerial imagery to the Queensland Government for a number of Qld disasters this year. From inland floods to post Tropical Cyclone Yasi, rapid response image products were captured within hours of the disasters and supplied within several days for the priority areas.

These rapid response, post disaster image products were one of the vital foundation datasets embraced for immediate disaster assessment and emergency response efforts by Qld Fire and Rescue Service, Emergency Management Qld, Police and other agencies.

Teams of AAM personnel worked long hours for weeks on end. The aerial survey teams worked in difficult conditions to successfully exploit the small gaps in the poor weather conditions to capture imagery while office based teams worked in parallel to process the data for delivery within 2 days of capture for the priority areas.

Rob Thomas and Greg Itzstein collected the framed certificate on behalf of all AAM staff involved in these projects.

Project Background

  • December 31 - Town of Emerald and adjacent flooded highway imaged
  • January 4-8 - Surat, St George and other sites imaged at peak flood
  • February 5 - Post Tropical Cyclone Yasi imagery over 23 sites
  • April - Roma and flooded surrounds