The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the national peak body catering for the professional people who make up the spatial information industry. SSSI gives a voice to the members of the spatial science community in both the national and international arena.

Gladys West — Pioneer of GPS Technology

Monday, 14 Jan 2019

Gladys West, is a black female mathematician for the Navy whose work made a major contribution to the development of the Global Positioning System. This month, Dr. Gladys West was inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The Pioneers Hall of Fame is one of Air Force’s Space Commands Highest Honours. 

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Homeward Bound promotes a spectrum of female leaders

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019


Mary-Ellen has been knitted with all of the technology to track her journey to Antarctica to take photos, record videos and send messages back to the team (when the communications satellites are in range). She has been eqipped with the latest technology like tracker, Go-Pro and Garmin InReach Mini. This month's article is all about her final preparations and her interactions with the tech stuff. 


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SSSI Qld Fellows & SIBA|GITA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Friday, 30 Nov 2018

On Friday 30 November 2018, at Parliament House Brisbane, SSSI Qld was proud to confer Hon. Fellow SSSI to Mr. Ewen Sneddon & Fellow SSSI to Mr. Ray Tabulo. These indviduals have made a significant contribution to the Institute and to the surveying and spatial science profession over many years.

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