Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC) Update

April 30, 2018

QSIC Review

Responding to a changing spatial industry landscape in Queensland increasingly demands better whole of industry collaboration and customer focus. The question arises as to whether the current QSIC model and QSIC activities are appropriate.

The QSIC Review will assess QSIC’s role in the industry and evaluate QSIC activities in the changing spatial information environment. The outcome of the Review will ascertain the effectiveness of QSIC and to recommend identified QSIC activities that are relevant in the current landscape.

Survey questionaries will be distributed to stakeholders during May.

Queensland Foundation Spatial Data Framework (FSDF)

The Queensland Foundation Spatial Data Framework was endorsed late in 2017. The Queensland FSDF identifies the type of data that is considered foundation. It is essential that Queensland has a common reference for the capture and maintenance of foundation spatial data and that foundation spatial data is accurate, consistent, reliable, timely and accessible.

Queensland foundation spatial data also contributes to the national foundation spatial data framework. The framework is available for download here.

QSIC Seminar

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. Topics include a keynote presentation on Queensland's spatial outlook, 2026 Growth agenda, DroneED, Cadastre Qld transformation, 3D Roadmap, WorldView Legion satellites and spatial industry growth strategies.

If you are interested in learning about these topics, get in quick to register to attend this free event as spaces are limited and will fill quickly. View program and register to attend.

QSIC working groups

QSIC host two working groups that are open to anyone who would like to collaborate with others on issues facing the spatial industry. These groups are:

  • Spatial Advisory Group

At its last meeting March the group  discussed the QSIC review, roads and addressing issues, the setup of Queensland government drone panel and updates were provided on spatial education initiatives in Queensland.

  • Spatial Imagery Working Group

The Spatial Imagery Working Group received an update for DNRME on the remote sensed image library, its QSAT satellite and aerial acquisition program and policy on drone capture. The group also had a presentation by DES on the Copernicus satellite project.

QSIC Spatial Education

QSIC is continuing to develop spatial education resources for teachers. The Queensland spatial educator’s toolkit is available here:


#spatialrealworld events promote geospatial sciences to high school students. QSIC assisted in an event in Roma and Goondiwindi and plan to host a major Brisbane event in June at QUT.


For QSIC enquires please contact the QSIC Office at email: qsic@dnrme.qld.gov.au

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