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SARIG’s premier appeal grows as big data resource

More accolades roll in for the new-look SARIG big data digital platform – winning a leading technology award as it caters for a growing, diverse audience.

SARIG iAward 2017
SARIG Manager, Christie Gerrard (left), receives the Premier’s Award for Public Sector Transformation at the 2017 iAwards. She is pictured with Sinead O’Brien from the Office for Customer, ICT and Digital Transformation, and Premier Jay Weatherill. (Photo 415921)

SARIG – the South Australian Resources Information Gateway – has taken out the Premier’s Award for Public Sector Transformation at the 2017 South Australian iAwards.

Hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association at a special gala event on 15 June 2017, the state’s iAwards celebrated digital technology innovations that have the potential to bring a positive impact to their communities.

The new-look SARIG was launched in February 2017, and user metrics indicate the big data digital platform has been well-received by its long-standing fan-base and new users alike.

While SARIG is famous across the global mining and petroleum community – as a data-rich platform complete with map-based views to unlock South Australia’s wealth of resources – its rejuvenation takes its accessibility to a whole new level.

The new-look SARIG simplifies a growing suite of business transactions and showcases investment opportunities, while also boosting transparency of the state’s resource activity and digital services.

Judging Panel iAward Chair, Don Easter, was impressed by how SARIG makes data accessible and usable to a diverse audience – explorers, miners, business, government, landholders, Indigenous communities and the broader public. He said this will lead to more transparent and better decision-making as well as increasing economic benefits in South Australia.

The revamped modern SARIG platform has been designed specifically to enhance user experience. A new information panel helps users to source relevant topics with ease and quickly delve into related information as suits.

Enhancements include touch screen functionality, a world-first mineral and petroleum Industry Indicators dashboard, a commodity dashboard that links to map-based views of the state’s projects and mines, a new release section for geoscientific products, additional Location SA base maps, a location service and new coordinate tools.

SARIG has been benchmarked as a world-top ten ranking asset for more than a decade in the Fraser Institute’s international annual survey of mining companies, and these enhancements can only but help to build on its leading reputation.

Free training is provided once a month – book from the SARIG home page.

– Grace Taylor and Christie Gerrard

For more information, contact:
Christie Gerrard
SARIG Manager
Phone: +61 8 8463 3282
Email: Christie.Gerrard@sa.gov.au

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