Who we are

Combining interactive layers of geographical data into a unique single-info hub

Who we are

Spatial Hub Analytics Pty Ltd is a geographic information system (GIS) technology company.

The group was founded in 2016 in Adelaide and formed out of the commercialisation of a 10-year government researched satellite and ground information program – designed to analyse and support land and infrastructure management of rangeland property owners in Australia.

Today, SHA systems and services are being designed for much wider applications in broad agricultural markets, commercial and residential real estate, banking and finance, infrastructure and natural resources.

The company’s unique offering is its open-architecture 4D (longitude, latitude, elevation and time) spatial information hub – a powerful big data artificial intelligence system designed to be agnostic to spatial and non-spatial data sources. This has powerful applications in being able to build a myriad of analysis products from normally difficult to integrate information sources.

Elevation and time dimension analysis are also differentiators for the company. Combining precise terrain modeling with time-based analysis has valuable applications in managing longer term environmental and sustainable issues – such as floods, fire, carbon emissions and land overuse – or building, managing and auditing land infrastructure like fences, water and gas pipelines over difficult ground.



While providing unique geotech analysis tools, SHA allows licensed access to its proprietary spatial hub to third party product developers wanting to build their own analysis solutions. SHA is also collaborating with government and Industry groups under attractive partner developer-models – and financial institutions in a research and compliance capacity. Simply, SHA removes the complexity and cost of accessing layered geo-spatial data to assist with all land and property decisions.

Meet the team

Nigel Hennessy

Founder & Chairman (acting CEO)

Nigel has over 35 years experience in spatial intelligence and analytics in both government and commercial enterprises. He has held numerous executive and board director roles in large and small companies, including British Aerospace (BAE) Systems Australia, CCN/Cabcharge, Simoco Pacific Networks, Adacel Technologies and AquaSpy. Over his career, Nigel has also been an active entrepreneur founding or directing 15 start-ups and emerging companies (primarily in Spatial analytics) in Australia and the USA. He continues to serve on the boards of ASX listed and major private companies, has several governance and advisory roles, and is a regular writer and presenter on governance under disruption and commercialization.

Jonathan Whalley

Founder & Operations Director

Jonathan has 30 years of experience as an engineer and entrepreneur. He worked as a researcher at one of the UK’s leading research centres before joining remote sensing start-up specialising in synthetic aperture radar image processing. He moved to Australia in 1994 where he founded DSpace Pty Ltd where he led the growth of the Company through organic expansion and completed a multi-million-dollar venture capital funding round. DSpace further developed its globally supplied, proprietary mobile satellite terminal technology before being sold to a NASDAQ listed company in 2007. Over the past decade Jonathan has been an active angel investor and C-level executive in multiple technology start-ups.

Guy Hamilton

Director & General Manager Urban

Guy has had a 35-year career with the HSBC Group with roles and senior management responsibilities across many international markets. Roles encompassed consumer finance, retail banking, corporate and institutional banking and capital markets. Guy is a regular guest lecturer on Queensland University of Technology’s Executive MBA programmes and advisor to multiple boards. He is also Author of “10 Foundations of Business Success” which has been widely used by small companies focusing on core success factors to build a strong business, Guy also manages SHA’s emerging urban property division.

Meet the team
Management team

Mark Pervan

General Manager Rural

Mark has over 25 years experience in Intuitional Banking in the natural resources markets. Prior to joining SHA, Mark was Chief Economist and Head of Business Development of AME (Australian Mineral Economics) Group and prior to that Global Head of Commodity & Industry Research at ANZ Bank. He is well known as an industry expert in commodity markets, and has a strong commercial background with industry and investor participants. Being an commodity economist and vary familiar with data analytics, Mark gives SHA strategic leverage into broader markets in mining and energy infrastructure while managing SHA’s most established business in the rural sector.

Darko Radiceski

Chief Technical Officer

Darko is the principal architect behind the development of SHA’s 4D Spatial Data Model and artificial intelligent learning modules. He is a leading expert in the Geospatial industry and is internationally recognised for his capabilities in developing workable solutions for complex GIS applications. He has extensive experience across a wide range of GIS projects of all sizes, spanning many industries including Mining, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Telecommunications, Law Enforcement & Emergency Services, State & Local Government, Natural Resources, Engineering and Insurance.

Mike Digby

FarmMap Operations Manager

Mike is a GIS and property planning expert and is one of the primary architects of SHA’s flagship FarmMap4d product. Mike has an extensive background in GIS plus an ongoing commitment to the remote rural grazing industry and communities. He has over 30 years’ experience in the spatial science arena, with the last 19 years working directly with graziers in the Cape & Gulf Country of Qld, which has now expanded to over 550 grazing enterprises across Australia. Mike heads up the GIS and GPS training integrating SHA’s client information into the company’s Spatial Hub.


Spatial Hub Analytics combines multiple interactive layers and sources of geographical data into one simple coherent platform for analysis.


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