SSSI QLD News - May 2018

April 30, 2018

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

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Chair/ROM Reports


Qld Regional Chair -  Roy Somerville

Locate18

I attended Locate 18 where I attended many of the presentations and also used the time to meet interstate SSSI leaders.

A SSSI Strategic Planning exercise was conducted on Sunday 8 April 2018. The results of this will be circulated on receipt.

On Wednesday 11 April, a brief National Land Surveying Commission meeting was held. Minutes of this meeting will be circulated upon receipt. The main item of debate was national certification of cadastral surveyors.

USQ Graduation

Kelly Rischmiller and I attended the USQ Graduation ceremony on Friday 20 April 2018 where SSSI Qld awards were presented.  We also met with Kevin McDougal to discuss increased involvement of USQ and SSSI Qld. See: SSSI Academic Achievement Awards for USQ

Qld Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) Chair - Angus Scown

Our SICC Webinar: Using Spatial Technologies for Prescribed Fire was the first in a series to SICC members in Qld.  We had 50% above target attend.  Respondants have advised they want us to run more.   Overall a success.   SSSI will be working with USQ, Griffith and UQ to provide some students for the next one as clear demand and benefits to student presenter reported.  To view webinar see: https://sssi.org.au/events-awards/e-cpd/sicc-webinar

Events being planned:  Projects in comparison - Using the Sunshine Coast uni VR Cave to educate on projection differences.  Planning underway. Date to be yet confirmed. 

Qld Land Surveying Commission (LSC) Chair - Ewen Sneddon

Our last meeting was held on 1 May 2018.  Main items for discussion were:

  1. GDA2020 and Local Authorities

  2. NSW Cadastral Seminar

  3. Possible change to limitations of High Density Development Easements as defined in the Land Title Act 1994 (the Act). 

Various members of the LSC Committee are also working on the following LSC events for 2018:

May

Webinar - Lunchinar – Qld Globe
Tuesday 8 May | 12.00 - 1.00pm | More Information & Register Now!
 
Young Professionals: Tour of Queen's Wharf
Thursday 10 May | 5.00 - 7.00pm | Brisbane | More information & register now!

Reinstatement for the less experienced
Friday 11 May | 7.30am – 10.45am | Hotel Jen Brisbane | More information & register now!
 
Graduate Surveyor Workshop 
Friday 11 May | 11.30am - 5.00pm | Hotel Jen Brisbane | More information & register now! 
 
SSSI Seminar - Brisbane
Friday 11 - Saturday 12 May | Hotel Jen Brisbane | More information & register now!

Webinar - Lunchinar - Community Management
Thursday 31 May | 12.00 - 1.00pm | Webinar | More information & register now!

June

Reinstatement for the less experienced 
Thursday 7 June | 8:30am – 12.00pm | Southport Sharks
 
NSW Cadastral Seminar
Thursday 7 June | 1.00pm – 5.00pm | Southport Sharks
 
Webinar - Lunchinar - Easements
Tuesday 26 June | Webinar


Qld Northern Group Chair - Stephen Jess

I visited Locate 18 and was hoping to come away with good topics for Northern conference later in year.

Northern Group Technical GNSS Seminar being held 4 to 5 May in Bowen has 27 registrations which is excellent.  A report on the event will be written for next Geo Message.

SSSI QLD NORTHERN GROUP STUDENT BURSARIES

The SSSI Queensland Northern Group is very proud to announce that in 2018 it will be offering its inauguaral round of annual bursaries to support students and recent graduates in the region. 

Financial support will be available to attend university residential schools or SSSI events such as the SSSI Queensland ConferenceLocate19, the Northern Group Conference and more .

Applications for 2018 close on Friday 1 June.  Please click here for the information sheet and link to the application form.


Qld Central Group Chair -  Tom McDonald

The 2018 Central Group Seminar is taking place at the Hotel Jen Brisbane on Saturday 12 May. This year, it is being held in Brisbane to give members of the Central region an opportunity to network with colleagues in Brisbane and also attend the double-header NRL match on the Saturday evening.
 
We do hope you can join us. Please click here for further information. Please click here for the current program      


Qld Young Professionals Chair - Dale Atkinson

Young Professionals: Tour of Queen's Wharf

The YP Committee have organised an event being held on 10 May 2018: Young Professionals: Tour of Queen's Wharf.
Come along and join other surveying and spatial science young professionals on a tour of the Queen's Wharf site, followed by drinks at the Victory. Registrations close at midday on the event day, so register now! 
The event is being kindly hosted by Bennett + Bennett, who have been privileged to be associated with the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf redevelopment, one of the most significant projects seen in Brisbane, let alone Australia in recent times. 

SSSI FREE Student Membership

Streamlining student membership passed through the National YP meeting. This allows students to join free without some of the impediments that were holding them back. Part of this proposal was how we can continually engage with these students to make sure they become full members upon graduation. For further details please see SSSI Student Membership - Easier than ever to sign-up.


Regional Operations Manager (ROM) Report - Kelly Rischmiler

QLD News

SSSI Qld have had a busy month preparing for our events in May and beyond, as well as our promotion of such activities.  We regularly update the SSSI Website with News Items and would encourage you all to view the following articles:

  1. SSSI Queensland Events Calendar 2018

  2. FREE Spatial Information Seminar - Brisbane - 23 May 2018

  3. QUEENSLAND SPATIAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS (QSEA) 2018

  4. Queensland APSEA Winners

  5. SSSI Queensland Conference 2018 - Call for Abstracts & Sponsorship Information

  6. Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC) Update

  7. SSSI Academic Achievement Awards for USQ

  8. Earth Observation Industry Mission to Australia

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland Conference 2018

I am pleased to advise that our major event for this year, the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland Conference 2018 (formally known as QSSC) is well underway in preparation. SSSI Qld invite you to participate in the prestigious Conference.

Being held at 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. 

For further information please go to the Conference Website

Call for Abstracts/Papers - due 31 May 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities - available now

2018 Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards


We are pleased to announce the 2018 Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards will be held on Friday 24 August, at Brisbane City Hall.

The dinner is being held in conjunction with the SSSI Queensland Conference 2018, taking place over Thursday 23 - Friday 24 August in the same venue.

The awards are a great opportunity to showcase the innovative projects being undertaken by Queensland organisations and recognise individual excellence. Jointly hosted by SSSI and SIBA|GITA, the awards are open to any individual or organisation — private, public, academic or not for profit. 

The state and territory winners of a number of the categories are eligible for nomination to the prestigious national Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) that are presented at the annual Locate Conference each year.

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.

Launch of a new Geo Spatial Science Website and Video


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


Following significant research, these materials have been designed to engage and educate secondary students about the breadth of opportunities available in geospatial science. The website and video will be promoted at upcoming career events throughout Australia with corresponding brochures. 

Thank you to all those who have contributed to the development of the new brand and marketing materials.

Call out for projects 

To enhance the website, Destination Spatial Queensland (DSQ) is calling for projects to showcase people working in the profession.  If you have a project of interest you are willing to share on the website please email info@geospatialscience.com.au

 

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EVENT HIGHTLIGHTS 


GNSS Workshop

The SSSI Queensland Land Surveying Comission held a successful GNSS workshop at Easts Leagues Club on Friday 20 April. Over 45 members and non-members had the opportunity to see live equipment in action and watch the data calculations undertaken on the software of their choice. Thanks to C.R. Kennedy, Position Partners and Ultimate Positioning Group for their support. We hope to repeat a similar practical workshop in Townsville and Cairns later in the year.

                            

                           

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Advocacy Issues 

 

Possible change to limitations of High Density Development Easements as defined in the Land Title Act 1994 (the Act). 

Ewen Sneddon, the SSSI Qld LSC Chair, recently approached the Registrar of Titles and Registrar of Water Allocations, Elizabeth Dann, from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to request that SSSI be given the opportunity to provide feedback on the possible change to limitations of High Density Development Easements as defined in the Land Title Act 1994 (the Act). To see copy of letter click here.
SSSI will endeavour to provide feedback once received.

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Member Highlights
 

SSSI Qld are proud to have the following members join/re-join SSSI for April 2018. 

  1. Mr Peter Lawrence Thatcher - Member Re-admission - Land Surveying 

  2. Mr Tim Pumpa - Member Re-admission - Land Surveying

  3. Mr Timothy Burnett - Part-time Student - Land Surveying

  4. Mr Lee Evans - Student - Land Surveying and Engineering & Mining Surveying

  5. Mr David Mitchell - Student - Spatial Information & Cartography and Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry

  6. Mr Rajeshreebhye Mahadea Nemdharry - Student - Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry and Spatial Information & Cartography

We welcome our new members and hope to continue on this great momentum in the months to come.

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Events Coming Up 

 

May

Northern Group Technical GNSS Seminar
Friday 4 – Saturday 5 May | Castle Motor Lodge, Bowen | More Information & Register Now! 
 
Webinar - Lunchinar – Qld Globe
Tuesday 8 May | 12.00 - 1.00pm | More Information & Register Now!
 
Young Professionals: Tour of Queen's Wharf
Thursday 10 May | 5.00 - 7.00pm | Brisbane | More information & register now!

Reinstatement for the less experienced
Friday 11 May | 7.30am – 10.45am | Hotel Jen Brisbane | More information & register now!
 
Graduate Surveyor Workshop 
Friday 11 May | 11.30am - 5.00pm | Hotel Jen Brisbane | More information & register now! 
 
Central Group Seminar - Brisbane
Friday 11 - Saturday 12 May | Hotel Jen Brisbane | More information & register now!

Demystifying SSSI membership within the Hydrographic Commission
Tuesday 22 May | 1300 -1430 | HMAS Cairns | More information and register now!

Demystifying the Calculation of Uncertainty
Tuesday 22 May | 1430 - 1530 | HMAS Cairns | More information and register now!

FREE Spatial Information Seminar - 'Emerging spatial technologies in a digital world'
Wednesday 23 May  | 845 - 1430 | Brisbane | More information and register now!

Lunchinar - Community Management
Thursday 31 May | 12.00 - 1.00pm | Webinar | More information & register now!

June

Reinstatement for the less experienced 
Thursday 7 June | 8:30am – 12.00pm | Southport Sharks
 
NSW Cadastral Seminar
Thursday 7 June | 1.00pm – 5.00pm | Southport Sharks
 
Lunchinar - Easements
Tuesday 26 June | Webinar


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Important News 

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Regards,

SSSI Qld Representatives

Roy Somerville                      
Queensland Regional Chair
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Angus Scown                    
Queensland SICC Chair
Email

Ewen Sneddon                    
Queensland LSC Chair
Email

Stephen Jess                  
Qld Northern Group Chair
Email

Tom McDonald                  
Qld Central Group Chair
Email

Dale Atkinson                
Qld Young Professionals Chair
Email

Kelly Rischmiller   
Queensland Regional Operations Manager    
Email

Katie Le Miere
Queensland Administration & Events Officer
Email                 

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