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Geospatial Council of Australia Welcomes Australian Spatial Analytics as Strategic Partner

Geospatial Council of Australia Welcomes Australian Spatial Analytics as Strategic Partner
The Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA), the peak professional body for the geospatial sector, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA), one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing work-integrated social enterprises. This marks a significant milestone for the geospatial sector, with GCA strategically supporting ASA’s initiatives through a partnership that leverages their unique strengths and shared values.

Since 2020, ASA has been instrumental in providing careers in the Geospatial and Engineering professions for over 150 neurodivergent adults, who face a 34% unemployment rate. This is achieved by creating an inclusive workplace for them to undertake professional spatial data and digital engineering services. As ASA enters a crucial period of rapid growth, GCA will be a key platform, strategically supporting ASA’s impactful initiatives.

This collaboration not only solidifies ASA’s presence within the geospatial landscape but also underscores GCA’s commitment to championing and promoting ASA’s innovative and inclusive efforts. It collectively shapes a dynamic and forward-thinking geospatial community, while at the same time providing a unique source of skilled employees to help address the current workforce shortages, while creating significant social impact.

Tony Wheeler, CEO of GCA, comments, “The partnership with ASA underscores GCA’s commitment to fostering innovation and inclusivity in the geospatial sector. We believe this collaboration will create a dynamic synergy, contributing to positive change in the industry. Given many people with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia have extraordinary skills in pattern recognition and mathematics, along with exceptional memories, this presents as a competitive advantage for those companies that embrace the opportunity within their own workforces.”

Geoff Smith, ASA’s CEO, states, “ASA is proud to empower Australia’s neurodivergent talent to create the next generation of professionals for the geospatial industry. We are excited to partner with GCA to share our learnings with the geospatial community and support our talented people to further their careers with its members.”

About Australian Spatial Analytics
Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) creates geospatial and digital engineering careers for young neurodivergent adults across metropolitan and regional Australia by providing on-the-job training. ASA delivers professional, award-winning, high-quality data services for real-world projects, specialising in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Survey, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Machine Learning technologies. ASA also helps address Australia’s skills shortages and data sovereignty concerns while harnessing an untapped source of highly talented people who perform essential data work 100% in Australia.