On Friday 26 July 2019, as part of SSSI-SA's inaugural Surveying Internship Program, participating interns and others were invited to attend a Property and Land Management Information Session kindly hosted by the Office of the Surveyor General and Land Services SA.
This highly engaging and worthwhile session included an overview of education and pathway opportunities to become a Licensed Surveyor, as well as career opportunities and demand in South Australia for qualified surveyors, presented by Michael Nietschke, Chair of SSSI-SA's Land Surveying Committee.
The Surveyor General, Michael Burdett presented on the history of surveying in SA, the role of the Surveyor General to protect the integrity of the cadastre that underpins land administration, and highlighted the changing role of surveyors with expediential growth in technology, creating vast amounts of data.
Bert Brujin from Location SA discussed the issue of a single point of truth for 575 datasets and collaboration to share data within government, business and the community using Esri’s ArcGIS hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform.
Sean Frost from Statutory Support spoke on the legislative overview including road opening and closing and native title acts. While Bill Watts from the South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) presented a live demonstration of map-based application to view land administration boundaries including Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 Planning and Design Code Overlays.
Bradley Slape, Peter Brinkley, James Williams and Andrew Falkenberg of Survey Operations addressed the audit survey, provided a demonstration of survey equipment, discussed the role of the surveyor in understanding map projections, the need for dynamic datum, and the application of GNSSS 10cm accurate position using a mobile device.
Greg Wise and Byron Turner of 3D Adelaide spoke on visualisation of LiDAR, aerial photography, 3D & 2D buildings and footprints using urban circus software for planning and design.
Jenny Cottnam from the Office of the Registrar General addressed the Torrens Titling System overview including certificate of title, indefeasibility of title, easements and collaboration with the Surveyor General in the deposit of plans.
Joe D'Aloia from Fyfe delivered a presentation on UAV or Drone surveys as well as an overview of technology including accuracies, pilot training and application to different survey scenarios.
Bill Sheeky and Stella Vagenas from Land Services SA discussed the land registration process, different plan formats, land titling options pros and cons, the role of a conveyancer and a surveyor in the land division process and issues encountered in dealing with customer enquiries.
The day concluded with Sam Fulton, the Chair of the SSSI-SA Young Professionals, who encouraged students to become members of SSSI and promoted upcoming networking events including speed networking, pub nights and Spatial Information Day.
SSSI-SA offers our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those involved in the development of this event and contribution to this fascinating and comprehensive program.
Click here for more details and to register your interest in participating the SSSI-SA Surveying Internship Program.