News

The latest news affecting the Spatial Industry in Australia and beyond. 

QSIC Review Survey

May 25, 2018

The Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC) invite you to complete this short survey that will help them understand the most beneficial way QSIC can add value to Queensland’s and Australia’s spatial industry.

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2018 National Young Professionals Mentoring Program - applications open!

May 10, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 National Young Professionals Mentoring Program. Visit here to learn more about the program, and how to apply.

Places are strictly limited and based on the quality of applications, so don’t miss out! Applications will be open until Wednesday, 30th May 2018 11:59pm AEST.

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Spatial gets significant recognition in the Budget

May 10, 2018

SSSI welcomes the significant recognition for spatial in the budget which is positioned to create jobs and support for the Australian Spatial Industry

Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources shares the government’s budget plan on investment in the global positioning system (GPS) technology through his media release.

 

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AUSTRALIA’S SPATIAL SCIENTISTS APPLAUD BUDGET SPACE ANNOUNCEMENT

May 8, 2018

The anticipated Federal Budget announcement of seed funding for an Australian Space Agency has been warmly welcomed by the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), the peak body for Australia’s spatial professionals.

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UNSW Canberra Space and CNES partnership to study breakthrough remote-sensing satellite

May 8, 2018

UNSW Canberra Space and CNES have a signed a Letter of Intent for a partnership to study a breakthrough remote-sensing satellite that will be capable of monitoring the health of the coral reefs near Australia and in the South Pacific.

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Launch of Geo Spatial Science Website and Video

April 30, 2018

SSSI are pleased to announce the launch of a new Geo Spatial Science Website and Video which has come about by the efforts of Destination Spatial Queensland.

www.geospatialscience.com.au

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Exclusive professional and business benefits for SSSI members

April 30, 2018

Before the end of the financial year, discover how your SSSI Member Advantage benefits program can help you save on a range of personal, professional and business essentials.

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2018 GIS Asset Management Survey

April 24, 2018

The 2018 Australian GIS Asset Management Survey will close in May, so if you want to get a free summary report to see what the industry is doing, now is your chance to participate. The survey is being conducted by an independant company, Corporate GIS.

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

 

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2018 SPATIAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

April 12, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Spatial Excellence Awards (SEA18) open on 4 May 2018 and close from 20 July 2018. 

To Nominate - click here
Spatial Excellence Awards Information Kit - click here.
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Locate19 - Melbourne 8 to 10 April 2019

April 9, 2018

SSSI are pleased to advise that the date and location for Locate19:

8-10 April 2019, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne
 

BLOCK YOUR CALENDARS NOW SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT!

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SSSI Student Membership - Easier than ever to sign-up

April 1, 2018

SSSI are pleased to advise that we have updated our FREE Student Membership to now include part-time students.  Students also now only need to showcase their Student ID card to prove that they are a student to be eligible.

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Certified Hydrographic Surveyors - CPD Due Soon

May 24, 2018

The end of financial year is near and while our membership are preparing tax returns, our Certified Hydrographic Surveyors are also busy fulfilling their professional responsibility to update CPD records.  For a full run down on the process, visit the Hydrography Commission CPD page here.

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Cowboys or Professionals? Standards, Training and Certification: Making the difference real

May 22, 2018

The Geomatics World article on "Education is Vital - We Don't Want to be Seen as Cowboys!" linked here provides a view of industry change and expectation in professional behaviours.  A short but interesting read.

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OGC seeks public comment on new Earth Observation

May 14, 2018

New OGC Working Group has the goal of defining a standards-based framework for cloud-based access to and analysis of EO data.

 

 
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SSSI Qld Northern Group Student Bursaries

April 30, 2018

Are you a student or recent graduate in the surveying and spatial science field, from the Northern region of Queensland?  Apply now for financial support to attend SSSI events or university residential schools!

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SSSI WA NEWS - MAY 2018

April 30, 2018
Chair's Message

Not long ago we were congratulating our WASEA winners and wishing them luck at the National APSEA Awards - Locate GeoSmart 2018. I am pleased to announce that the WA contingent have been recognised Nationally for their professionalism, expertise and leadership in their fields.

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SSSI SICC News - May 2018

April 30, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of May 2018.

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SSSI YOUNG PROFESSIONAL NEWS - MAY 2018

April 30, 2018

In this issue:
1.  2018 National Young Professionals Mentoring Program – applications now open!
2.  DigitalGlobe Australian Sustainability Hackathon
3.  A Life Without Limits and Destination Spatial

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QUEENSLAND SPATIAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS (QSEA) 2018

April 30, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards (QSEA18) open on 4 May 2018 and close on 20 July 2018. 

To Nominate - click here
QSEA18 Individual Nomination Information Pack - click here.
Spatial Excellence Awards Information Kit - click here.
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SSSI VIC News - May 2018

April 30, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Victoria as of May 2018.

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SSSI NSW & ACT NEWS – MAY 2018

April 30, 2018

Latest News from the NSW & ACT Regions

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SSSI Queensland Conference 2018

April 30, 2018
For further information please go to the Conference Website
 
Call for Abstracts/Papers - due 31 May 2017
 
Sponsorship Opportunities - available now
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SSSI QLD News - May 2018

April 30, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland as of May 2018.

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NSW & ACT APSEA Winners

April 30, 2018

SSSI NSW & ACT is pleased to announce that two of our ACTSEA and NSWSEA individual award winners have been recognised at APSEA 2017.

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18th Australian Space Research Conference

April 30, 2018

The 18th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC), will be held at Gold Coast in Queensland over September 24-26 , 2018.
 

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CURTIN SPATIAL SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM 2018

April 30, 2018

Curtin University has been running a seminar series referred to as the Spatial Sciences Colloquium series since 2014. The next colloquium will take place on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 5pm. 

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39th Asian Remote Sensing Conference

April 30, 2018

The 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2018) will take place from 15 to 19 October 2018. ACRS 2018 will held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

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DigitalGlobe 2018 Australia Sustainability Hackathon

April 30, 2018

Rapid changes in social, economic, security and environmental conditions are occurring at a global level, but leveraging Geospatial Big Data can help us develop more impactful, regionally-specific solutions.

Australia’s scale, geological and geographical diversity, coupled with severe and variable climate, provide a unique set of challenges and risks unlike any other country or continent. This hackathon challenge aims to address Australia’s most conflicting issues surrounding mining, agriculture and environmental sustainability.

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Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC) Update

April 30, 2018

QSIC Review - November 2017 to March 2018

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SSSI Academic Achievement Awards for USQ

April 30, 2018

SSSI Queensland are proud to sponsor the following Graduate Awards at USQ which were recently awarded at USQ in Toowoomba.

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Queensland APSEA Winners

April 30, 2018

SSSI Qld are proud to annouce that at the recent Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA), held at Locate18 in Adelaide, two of our 2017 QSEA Winners scooped the major prize.

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Need a Surveyor?

April 30, 2018

Need a Surveyor?
For peace of mind, make it a licensed surveyor
Your property is likely to be the largest purchase you will ever make. It’s important to protect your investment.

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WA APSEA Award Winners

April 30, 2018

WA APSEA Award Winners - Locate GeoSmart 2018

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2018 SSSI WA MAP-A-THON WINNERS

April 30, 2018

AND THE SSSI MAP-A-THON WINNERS ARE.....Nicholas Flett and Gabor Matuzza

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SSSI Queensland Events Calendar 2018

April 26, 2018

The SSSI Queensland team of staff and volunteer committee members have been working hard to put together some informative and relevant events that also offer great opportunities to network with colleagues.

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South East Asian Surveying Congress (SEASC 2019 Darwin)   

April 25, 2018

The South East Asia Survey Congress (SEASC 2019) will be held in Darwin from the 15-18 August 2019 at the Darwin Convention Centre. The theme of the conference is Collaboration , Communication and Capacity Building.

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PETER JULIAN RAMM 31-12-1946 TO 19-4-2018

April 24, 2018

We are sad to announce that Peter Ramm, Honorary Fellow of SSSI passed away peacefully on April 19 after a long illness.

 

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FREE Spatial Information Seminar - Brisbane

April 23, 2018

'Emerging spatial technologies in a digital world'

 

You are invited to attend QSIC's major spatial event for 2018 to be held at

The Auditorium, 111 George Street, Brisbane

on Wednesday 23 May 2018 from 8.45am - 2.30pm

This FREE annual seminar will present leading experts in their field to provide insights into the spatial technologies that are meeting the challenges of the digital world.

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GEOSMART ASIA – LOCATE 18

April 18, 2018

GeoSmart Asia – Locate 18 concluded on a successful note on April 11 in Adelaide. We thank all delegates, speakers, partners, sponsors and exhibitors for their participation.

To view Conference proceedings including Photos click here.  

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Four future trends for Locate 18

April 18, 2018

The dust is finally settling after another stellar Locate conference, and four phenomena revealed themselves as ubiquitous, rapidly developing and happening right now.

Article by Spatial Source by Daniel Bishton on 18 April, 2018​

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Conveyancing Rules Version 4

April 17, 2018

On 15 May, Version 4 of the Conveyancing Rules will replace Version 3.

These rules fulfill the Government’s mandated timeframe to transition to eConveyancing in NSW by 1 July 2019.

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Earth Observation Industry Mission to Australia

April 10, 2018

During the week commencing 5 March 2018, the Earth Observation Industry Mission to Australia was held.  This event was hosted by the CRCSI and the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC).  The week was organised to bring Earth Observation specialists from the European Union and Australia together with the aim of teaming them up to bid for Horizon2020 funding.  

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MoU signed between SSSI and the ASEAN FLAG for 15th SEASC Conference at Darwin

April 10, 2018

SSSI and ASEAN FLAG to host the 15th SOUTH EAST ASIAN SURVEY CONGRESS at Darwin from 15th to 18th August 2019

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Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award (APSEA) Winners 2017

April 9, 2018

SSSI are proud to annouce the APSEA SSSI Individual Award Winners for 2017

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ASEAN Flag Hon President P Matusin Matasan at Locate18

April 9, 2018

SSSI was privileged to have the Hon President of ASEAN Flag  P Matusin Matasan who is usually known as  PM attending Locate18 and sharing his insights with the industry and leaders along with SSSI.

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Mary-Ellen Feeney: Homeward Bound–Antarctica Bound

April 4, 2018

SSSI is proud to be sponsorsing SSSI Member, Mary-Ellen Feeney, on her journey with Homeward Bound. As part of her sponsorship Mary-Ellen Feeney will be providing SSSI with an update of her trip on a regular basis which we look forward to sharing with our SSSI Members.

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SSSI QLD Conference 2018 - Call for Abstracts

March 31, 2018

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute proudly invites you to participate in the prestigious Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland Conference 2018 (formally known as QSSC). Being held in Brisbane City Hall from 23-24 August 2018, the SSSI Qld Conference 2018 is a unique platform for members of the surveying & spatial Community to network, share ideas and learn about innovations and industry advancements.

Submission of Abstracts will close on 31 May 2018.

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SSSI YOUNG PROFESSIONAL NEWS - APRIL 2018

March 31, 2018

In this issue:

1. Geosmart Asia / Locate 18
2. National Young Professionals Mentoring Program - expressions of interest
3. Updated Young Professionals section of the SSSI website
4. Have questions or feedback?

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SSSI TAS News - April 2018

March 31, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Tasmania  as of April 2018.

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SSSI NSW & ACT NEWS – APRIL 2018

March 31, 2018

Latest News from the NSW & ACT Regions

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SSSI RSPC News - April 2018

March 31, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission as of April 2018.

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SSSI QLD News - April 2018

March 31, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland as of April 2018.

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Member Advantage - April Promotion

March 31, 2018


Enjoy a $149 welcome bonus* with The Professionals American Express® Platinum Edge Credit Card.

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GeoRabble is coming to Geosmart Asia - Locate 18! 

March 31, 2018

We're having a special FREE event about GeoCareers, with presenters from a variety of stages in their careers talk about the wins and the losses, the victory and defeat, so we can all learn a little bit about why we start and stay in the spatial industry.

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Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide 2018

March 31, 2018

The Surveying and Mapping SA Committee (SAMSA) are taking a booth at the Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide 2018.

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Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation

March 31, 2018

As part of the Locate18 Market Day on Monday 9 April 2018, in the Adelaide Convention Centre, SSSI is holding the following workshop.

Asset Management Workshop with Tripp Corbin, the past President of URISA

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Geosmart Asia - Locate 2018: 9-11 April 2018

March 31, 2018

Less than 1 week to go until GeoSmart Asia – Locate 2018 takes place in the Adelaide Convention Centre!

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SSSI SICC News - April 2018

March 31, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of April 2018.

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry at Locate 2018!

March 31, 2018

The SSSI Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission will meet at the upcoming Locate 2018 conference for informal networking over lunch in the Locate Interaction Lounge on Tuesday 10 April.

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The efficacy of turnkey USVs to be considered with caution

March 29, 2018

Like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the popularity of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) for hydrographic surveys has skyrocketed in recent years. Commercial demand has seen the price of USVs reduce year on year whilst relative performance continues to increase.

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Save the Date - Map-a-thon in Support of Developing Countries

March 29, 2018

SAVE THE DATE

SATURDAY, 28TH APRIL from 10am to 2pm
MAP-A-THON IN SUPPORT OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Proudly sponsored by NGIS 

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WA Region March Update

March 28, 2018

 

The WA Region has had a huge start to the year with events.  By now you should have received your Members Annual ‘Insight 2018’ in the mail.  Should it be misplaced, an electronic copy can always be found here on the SSSI website.

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SSSI Celebrates the Colour of Versatility

March 14, 2018

SSSI Celebrates the Colour of Versatility

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Tonga's first female surveyor article

March 8, 2018

The link below is an article on the first female surveyor in Tonga.

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Restoring Coastal Sand Drift - Improving Boating Access

February 28, 2018
 

Tweed Sand Bypassing has been part of the unique coastal story of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta for nearly twenty years. Recognised around the world, the Project was created for two towns in two different States whose very identity, economy and culture depends on sand and the Tweed River entrance.

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2018 Hydrography Seminar "Working with Nature"

February 28, 2018

The Hydrography Commission and Australasian Hydrographic Society ran a joint seminar at the University Club, Perth on 15th February 2018.

 

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SSSI WA Land Surveying Commission Seminar - February CPD Update

February 28, 2018

"LOOKING INTO 2018"

The 22nd of February saw the first Cadastral Seminar for the year, with a strong attendance of over 30 members.  

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Going Places 14

February 28, 2018
Finding Water - Pathways to Water Information

A Joint Initiative by: Spatial Information & Cartography Commission, WA and Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission, WA.

The Going Places Seminar Series offers a great opportunity to share “know how” in an informal, interactive setting with other like-minded spatial professionals.

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*Special Event*

February 28, 2018

Don't miss out on this unique experience and one-off event....

Night in the Private Gallery - Courtesy of David and Kathy Aspinall
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Invitation to Submit for SSSI WA Travel Grant

February 28, 2018

Are you 35 or under……..

 

SSSI WA is supporting the professional development of young Surveying and Spatial Sciences Professionals by sponsoring their attendance at a Conference.

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Homeward Bound –Antarctica Bound

February 28, 2018

Homeward Bound is a leadership, strategic and science/engineering initiative for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. It is about to commence its third year of a ten-year program, and unbelievably I have been lucky enough to be selected to participate and represent women of surveying and spatial disciplines in this adventure. As well as telling you a bit about this program I’d like to give you a small glimpse into what the learning and experience are about.

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SSSI NSW & ACT News – March 2018

February 28, 2018

Latest News from the NSW & ACT Regions

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Member Advantage - Get realistic about your insurance

February 28, 2018

It’s time to get realistic about your insurance. Review your insurance policies to make sure your assets as adequately covered.

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SSSI Young Professional News - March 2018

February 28, 2018

The National Young Professionals committee have been working hard on some exciting new initiatives for 2018.

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Surveyors Board Queensland - Registration Issues

February 28, 2018

The Board has received requests from employers to issue registration renewals direct to the employer instead of the individual registrant, and in some cases to reissue the tax invoice in the name of the employer. 
 
The Board’s responsibility is linked to the registrant and to maintain the required statutory information for each registrant. The Board readily accepts that some employers pay fees for their staff. However, this is an arrangement between the employer and their staff.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to complete and lodge any forms and pay the prescribed fee. 

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The GITA National Excellence Award

February 28, 2018

We would like to advise you of a new National APSEA award that is now open for entry - The GITA National Excellence Award. Entries close on 26 March 2018.

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SSSI QLD News - March 2018

February 28, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland as of March 2018.

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SSSI SICC News - March 2018

February 28, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of March 2018.

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SSSI QLD News - February 2018

January 31, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland as of February 2018.

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SSSI SICC News - February 2018

January 31, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of February 2018.

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SSSI Young Professional News - February 2018

January 31, 2018

The National Young Professionals committee held its inaugural meeting on January 18, 2018, and are excited about their plans for 2018.

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SSSI NSW & ACT News – February 2018

January 31, 2018

Latest News from the NSW & ACT Regions

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Potential changes to Queensland’s land clearing laws and the impact upon land owners

January 29, 2018

It is important that land owners intending to clear vegetation on their property in Queensland in the near future take note of potential changes to vegetation management laws.

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Surveyors successfully challenge trademark application

January 23, 2018

Australia's licensed and registered surveyors have scored an important win that will help protect the integrity of the profession. 

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SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

January 23, 2018

SSSI SA is hosting a seminar for Local Government with a range of interesting geospatial topics.

A strong theme of current and unmissable topics including:

  • Open Data
  • Mapping for Emergency Management
  • Mapping for the Community
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Surveyors Board Queensland - New Board Members

January 18, 2018

On 21 December 2017, the Governor in Council approved the three-year appointment of Peter Murphy (Chair), Michael Arnold, and Alasdair Begley to the Board.  Continuing on the Board are Russell Priebbenow, Glenn Campbell, Karen Norton, Darlene Skennar QC, and Neesha Pierce.

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NSW & ACT 2017 Conference & Individual Awards Night

December 14, 2017

The NSW & ACT Regional Conference was held over the 6th & 7th of December 2017, at the Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst. 

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2017 Hydrographic Excellence Award

November 30, 2017

A Ground-Breaking Tidal Study at the World’s Largest Bulk Export Port

The Hydrography Commission is pleased to announce Pilbara Ports Authority and Precision Hydrographic Services as the joint winners of the Hydrographic Excellence Award for 2017.

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SSSI SICC News - December 2017

November 30, 2017

December News:

from the spatial information & Cartography National Commission

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SSSI Victoria News - December 2017

November 30, 2017

Latest News from the Victoria Region

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SSSI Qld 2017 Recap

November 30, 2017

Recap of 2017 in SSSI Queensland

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NSW/ACT Spatial Excellence Award Winners

November 30, 2017

The 2017 NSW/ACT Spatial Excellence Award Winners were announced at the NSW ACT Regional Conference 2017 on 6 December 2017.

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Land Surveying Commission Cadastral Workshop Dinner

November 27, 2017

Monday 13 November 2017 saw the latest Cadastral Workshop Dinner for our Land Surveying Commission members in South Australia.

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International GIS Day 2017 Seminar: MARREE MAN & MORE!

November 27, 2017

Thanks to all who attended our seminar 'Marree Man & More', marking International GIS Day 2017.

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A Celebration of the career of Paul McClelland

November 27, 2017

Over 75 surveyors from both the private sector and many colleagues from the department attended a retirement function for Paul McClelland at the Landcentre on Friday 17 November 2017.

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The SSSI Young Professional Survey Report

November 27, 2017

The YP Survey Report was released on October 25. The report summarises the feedback gathered from an online survey conducted by the YPs between July and August.

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Finding your Position

November 27, 2017

Peter Anderson recently approached SSSI for help with an article he was writing on certain astronomical observations (Lunar and Asteroidal Occultations etc) with regards to Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA94).  Here is the final article.

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Legal Traceability of Length for EDME

November 21, 2017
As outlined in Surveying Alert Issue 26, the DNRM webpage for legal traceability of length has been updated with new Regulation 13 certificates, calibration software and baseline information. Where possible, DNRM encourages surveyors to undertake EDME testing as soon as possible after the publication of new Regulation 13 certificates.
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Member Advantage Gift Cards & E-Gift Cards

November 13, 2017

   Did you know that Members of SSSI have access to many discounts through our Member Advantage Program?

Save on your shopping with pre-purchased Gift Cards!

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UrbisPro Podcast: 'The Field Book'

October 31, 2017

This year UrbisPro launched a podcast called 'The Field Book'.  The podcast focuses on surveyors and sharing their stories and industry knowledge.

These candid 'straight from the horses mouth' reflections offer both exceptional insight as well as thoughtful reflection on the industry past, present and future.

 

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Report on 56th Photogrammetric Week (PhoWo)

October 31, 2017

The 56th Photogrammetric Week (PhoWo) was held at the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart Germany, managed very ably by the new Head of the Institute for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Professor Uwe Sörgel. 

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SSSI-SA Regional Committee 2017/18

October 24, 2017

SSSI members in South Australia have recently elected their Regional Committee for 2017-18.

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Spatial Information Day & APSEA-SA Dinner 2017

August 14, 2017

Friday 11 August, 2017 saw the 17th annual Spatial Information Day, and the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards of South Australia (APSEA-SA) Dinner.

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