My Victoria website developed by Geoplex launched!
Nov 12, 2018
On 27 September 2018 the My Victoria website developed by Geoplex – parent company Nova Group – in partnership with Today Design, was launched by Victorian Special Minister of State, Gavin Jennings.
My Victoria is an innovative product envisioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet designed to improve accessibility to Victoria’s extensive open data catalogue. The website allows businesses and the public to explore over 60 data sets published by the Victorian government in an easy to use web and mobile responsive application.
Geoplex worked in partnership with Today Design to deliver My Victoria. The product was developed in a short time frame by a multi-disciplinary team of government and commercial partners working in a collaborative agile environment. The project successfully combined human centred design principles with cutting edge Open Geospatial and Dev Ops components to deliver a beautiful high value product to the community.
Better access to government open data is estimated to have an economic benefit of $25 billion in Australia and $6 billion in Victoria by the Bureau of Communications Research. The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed plans to expand the range of data sets on the My Victoria website to provide Victorian businesses with the data and information they need to make informed decisions.
My Victoria is powered by Open Source GIS tools (Postgresql and Geoserver) and is deployed in a high availability configuration on the Amazon Web Services platform. All hardware infrastructure is provisioned and managed using “Infrastructure as Code” techniques to ensure optimum performance, security, reliability and reusability.
The My Victoria map display is based on the Openlayers framework and leverages Vector Tile services to provide smooth map transitions and fast browser side rendering. Geoserver acts as the single central data API and provides services supporting all maps, charts and data widgets in the application.
My Victoria is now supporting businesses across the state, whilst also playing a key role as an open data framework under the state government’s single digital presence program.
Geoplex are mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists who enable the visualisation of data, drive competitive advantage and solve business problems.
We use design and technology to Make better policy Bring products to life Shift to digital services Design vivid futures Engage with diverse communities Make better customer experiences Design end-to-end service experiences
My Victoria makes open data accessible to Victorian businesses
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Nova Group Partners with Work180
Oct 30, 2018
The Nova Group is excited to announce our partnership with Work180 as part of our commitment to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality and providing a great place to work.
Work180 is an international jobs board that connects smart businesses with talented women. While their focus is on empowering women in the workplace, Work180 is trying to achieve equality for all employees.
Launching in Australia, the Work180 platform will promote the Nova Group by sharing stories of women in Nova and showcasing job vacancies, creating significant opportunity to attract and retain talented women to Nova. The Nova Group will be recognised as an endorsed employer for women who shares Work180’s focus on equal opportunity which will provide the opportunity to engage with organisations a part of Work180 who share our values.
Work180 provides job applicants with a transparent directory of endorsed employers who support diversity, inclusion and equality and share information around pay equity, flexible working, paid parental leave, equal opportunities and a range of other important criteria.
The Nova Group aims to expand the Work180 partnership internationally in the future as our business continues to grow.
Our mission is to finally put an end to workplace discrimination, so that everyone is valued equally and businesses can enjoy the benefits of a truly diverse workforce. As the demand for skilled employees grows ever more critical, there has been a power shift away from unsympathetic employers and a rejection of inflexible working conditions. WORK180 is a global jobs network that operates at the forefront of this new workplace revolution.
NOVA GROUP LISTED AT #38 IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 COMPANIES
Sep 23, 2018
Nova Group has been listed at #38 in South Australia’s top 100 companies reported by InDaily’s South Australia Business Index.
With revenue recorded at $129.3m for 2017-18, the Nova Group has climbed 10 spots from #48 in 2017.
Companies are considered eligible if they are a South Australian entity with an Adelaide ownership register, or are a South Australian operated entity, and must be founded and majority owned by South Australians. Companies owned in part or whole by government, government agencies and organisations, and registered charities are not eligible for consideration.
Nova Group places #10 in the 2018 Best Places to Work
Aug 30, 2018
Nova Group is delighted to announce today at placing #10 in the Best Places to Work Study, Top 50 companies in Australia, 2018.
For the seventh time in nine years, the company has achieved a Top 50 place in the prestigious awards, cementing the Nova Group’s commitment to providing a company that is built on culture, values and people as the company continues to grow.
On receiving the news that Nova Group has once again been recognised as a Great Place to Work, Nova Group CEO, Greg Hume said “I am proud and honoured to lead a company focused on continuing to evolve our employee value proposition through initiatives aimed at providing a flexible and supportive work environment.”
“Achieving a ranking within the Top 50 is testament to the commitment of our people to provide a culture of inclusivity and diversity and who uphold Nova’s values.”
The Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the quality of this year’s study was higher than ever.
Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures.
Nova Group acts as the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.
Nova Group places in the 2018 Most Innovative Companies List
Jul 31, 2018
Nova Group is delighted to announce today that for the sixth time, the company has placed in the Most innovative Companies in Australia, 2018.
Nova Group ranked 84th on the overall list, from over 1000 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand.
The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges. The full Top 100 list can be viewed here.
Nova Group’s submission came from a combination of experiences working with clients to develop smart city solutions, specifically Autonomous Air Traffic Management. Through a series of trails, including the most complex and advance drone trials ever completed in Australia, Nova Group can now independently test and evaluate technologies that are safe and efficient to a level acceptable by regulators.
Jon Couldrick, Nova Group Innovation Manager said, “This year’s award is a culmination of 3 years work developing our idea into a viable offering that has the ability to advise regulators and governments on the safety of multi-drone operations.”
Nova Group’s approach to solving this technology-controlled problem, has led to governments and regulators throughout South East Asia and Europe applying the lessons learned to their own unique set of challenges.
‘I’m really proud of our team that have worked on this solution. We are now positioned with NASA, and the FAA (Federal aviation Administration) to be setting regulatory expectations across the globe.” Jon said.
“The field of entrants for the 2018 AFR Most Innovative Companies list is the highest quality we have seen in seven years of judging the list. Making the 2018 list is a massive achievement and signals that the organisation is not only producing highly impactful innovations, but also has a sustainable approach to growth.” Dr Amantha Imber, CEO Inventium said.
The Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies list (previously the BRW Most Innovative Companies list) is now in its seventh year. The list ranks the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, and is the only national, cross-industry list of its kind. The list is judged and compiled by Inventium – Australia’s leading innovation consultancy. Inventium uses a unique, scientifically proven approach to help organisations grow through innovation. In 2018, the list comprised of a Top 100, compiled from over 1000 nominations. www.mostinnovative.com.au
Nova Group acts as the parent company for international technology enabler Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.
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