DMP named as finalist for prestigious award

The Department of Mines and Petroleum is a finalist in the 2015-2016 WAITTA Incite Awards for GeoVIEW.WA
Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016

An innovative interactive geological map pioneered by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has been shortlisted for a top industry award.

DMP’s GeoVIEW.WA system has been named as a finalist in the 2015-2016 WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) Incite Awards for the Most Effective Government Solution.

The online mapping tool allows users to construct their own geological map and incorporate other mineral and petroleum exploration datasets such as mines and mineral deposits, petroleum wells and active leases.

DMP Director General Richard Sellers said he was delighted that the departments’ drive to enhance its user experiences had been recognised.

“GeoVIEW.WA has revolutionised the way DMP delivers information to the public,” Mr Sellers said.

“Instead of providing maps from stocks that were compiled and published in previous years, GeoVIEW.WA enables the public to access current information from a number of DMP business systems and external sources.

“For instance, a landowner can see what mineral deposits occur in their area, and who holds any licences to explore for minerals and petroleum.”

“To be nominated for this award is a fantastic achievement and another example of how the department’s innovative practices are continuing to have a positive impact throughout Western Australia,” Mr Sellers said.

The winner of the WAITTA award for the Most Effective Government Solution will be announced at the gala awards night in Perth at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 24 June.

The WAITTA Incite Awards aim to celebrate inspiring ICT innovation in WA.

For more information about GeoVIEW.WA visit DMP’s website.