Welcome to SSSI

The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is Australia's peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science.


How Do I Become A Spatial Professional?

Students, upon graduating high school, can begin either tertiary study through their university or they can even do vocational education through another tertiary body like TAFE. Upon completion of these courses, and perhaps beforehand, apply for a job in the area you are studying. This is why networking is so important, and being involved in the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute can introduce you to future employers.





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It’s time to share your ideas and build a stronger future for SSSI. Our new Task Force is open for your input. SSSI is your Institute, so be part of the Structural Reform initiative. You can contact the team at anytime through taskforce@sssi.org.au or visit the website at http://www.sssitaskforce.com/



Strategy 2015

Issued for the information and guidance of all members, office bearers, and staff of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, following endorsement by the Consultative Council and approval by the Board in March, 2012.






Geo Message

Geo Message is SSSI’s official e-newsletter. Released to SSSI members on a monthly basis, each issue keeps you informed about SSSI, the spatial industry, and major spatial events.





SSSI Annual Report 2014-15

The SSSI Annual Report is published yearly and is a report on the activities of SSSI over the 2014-15 financial year. The Annual Report provides a snapshot of the institute’s performance, highlights and challenges. This report was presented at the SSSI Annual General Meeting on the 23rd of October 2015.




SSSI Newsletter

Released each fortnight the SSSI Newsletter contains information and links that may be of interest to members.

Industry News



Featured News

Drones 'cheaper, faster, safer' than sending humans on remote NT research jobs

    A Northern Territory team from the Supervising Scientist, a branch of the federal Department of Environment, is pioneering the u...

Institute | 12 Nov, 2015


Locate16 Conference

Institute | 05 Nov, 2015


SSSI Annual Report 2014–2015


Institute | 27 Oct, 2015


SSSI Board Constitutional Review Sub–committee – Member Communique Number 2

  The Constitutional Review Committee has now held six meetings, approximately fortni...

Institute | 08 Oct, 2015


Institute News

A public–private partnership to support data–driven innovation in Australia



The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is partnering with Pollenizer, an established Australian incubator, to deliver ...

Institute|03 Nov, 2015


Australia wins bid to host Digital Earth Symposium in 2017



Australia wins the bid to host the prestigious International Symposium on Digital Earth in 2017 at Sydney. The international sym...

Institute|03 Nov, 2015


Receiving an Indonesian Delegation


Institute|03 Nov, 2015


Featured Events




LSC Seminar

RMIT, Building 56, Level 3, Room 82


The themes are the Plan Melbourne Refresh, Proposed Marine and Coastal Act, and a review and discussion of Code Assess Provisions and replacement of Rescode.


Please note the change of date from Dec 1 to Dec 10th, and on level 3, not level 6.




Open Data Seminar

UTAS Sandy Bay Campus, Engineering Building, Level 2, room 201 (Engineering Lecture Theatre) and University Club


The Tasmanian region of SSSI is proud to be hosting an Open Data Seminar that will provide a forum for demonstrations of what’s happening in the field of open data.  Featuring presentations from federal and local government, academia and the international community. A panel session, chaired by Michael Guidici, will follow the presentations to include audience participation. The seminar is followed by the the SSSI Tas Christmas Function, which is free for SSSI members.

The seminar features the following presentations:

  • Pia Waugh
  • Roger Proctor
  • Mark Wise
  • Alister Clark
  • A panel session with Q&A from the audience.




End of year festivities

Mail Exchange Hotel - 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Join SSSI for a quiet drink and a nibble to round off the year that is 2015.  Bookings are required for catering purposes. 


President's Message


New President

Hi All,


My first Geomessage as President I tho...



General Manager's Message


SSSI Annual General Meeting - 2015

The SSSI Annual General Meeting was held in Sydney on Friday 23rd October. Thank y...


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