- Wednesday 13 July 2016
One of the world’s leading aerial mapping providers has chosen to relocate its Queensland headquarters to the Sunshine Coast.
Deputy Mayor Cr Tim Dwyer said it was terrific to have another successful, high profile technology-focussed company with global reach based on the Sunshine Coast.
“The Sunshine Coast has been recognised in the top three regions in Australia for technology businesses to grow and prosper – to have a market leader like Atlass-Aerometrex base itself here clearly demonstrates that we have a supportive business environment,” Cr Dwyer said.
“Knowledge and Professional Services is one our region’s High Value Industries under the Regional Economic Development Strategy and having a major knowledge hub like the University of the Sunshine Coast means our region can provide companies like Atlass-Aerometrex with access to resources they require.
“With our exciting regional game-changer projects like Maroochydore City Centre, the airport expansion and the solar farm, we’re confident more major companies like Atlass-Aerometrex will be drawn to the Sunshine Coast.”
Atlass-Aerometrex today officially opened its new offices at 4/99 Burnett Street, Buderim. Managing Director Mark Deuter said the Sunshine Coast was an ideal location for business.
“We have shifted from our previous Queensland base in Rockhampton because the Sunshine Coast provides us with access to talented staff and enables us to service our growing base of clients in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales in a much more cost-effective and convenient manner,” Mr Deuter said.
“Eight of our existing staff have relocated from Rockhampton to the Sunshine Coast and we have already employed two people from within this region and taken on a local youngster for work experience with our company.
“With the Sunshine Coast having its own university, we’re really looking forward to sourcing more qualified staff from within this region in the near future.
“The Sunshine Coast Airport has also provided Atlass-Aerometrex with the ability to lease hangar space for our two planes and we will also be looking to expand our crew in this area.”
Atlass-Aerometrex provides advanced GIS and data mapping solutions to councils, governments and the private sector using aerial imagery collected by traditional aircraft, helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The imagery is then computer modelled to reconstruct all the features seen on the ground. The company’s impressive list of achievements includes a 3D model designed to facilitate the Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in the USA last year.
The company has also undertaken significant projects for mining giant Anglo Coal and electricity provider Ergon Energy, and is currently undertaking GIS work for Sunshine Coast Council at Caloundra.