November 30, 2018


December 2018

In this issue:


  1. Events Report
  2. Member Spotlight - Individual Awardees
  3. Latest Industry Update from Jacobs Saves Lives
  4. News - CPD Reminder as end of quarter approaches

eventS NEWS

NSW Regional Conference was held in Wollongong from November 14th to 16th and for the very first time was preceeded by a Fire Mapping workshop, in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service, and incorporated Aerometrex Does World GIS Day at the Welcome Reception, plus, of course, the ever-popular APSEAs Dinner celebrating the works and acheivements of the amazing people who make up our industry; it was a CPD-networked packed 3 days!

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the three days such a success.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for feedback opportunities over the next few days.

A special thanks to our sponsors without whom Conference would not have been possible:

Platinum - Nearmap 

Diamond - Pitney Bowes

Ruby - Aerometrex

Sapphire - DFSI Spatial Services (NSW Government) 

Silver - Cardno, Omnilink, Jacobs and Urbispro &

Bronze - Leica Geosystems.

Please continue to show support for these organisations as they have supported you.

Additionally thank you for your ongoing support and active participation from our organisational partners: SIBA-GITA, ACSNSW and ISNSW.

Liz Fulton, Conference Organising Committtee Chair, with Santa at the APSEAs.Conferene Organising Committee Chair Liz Fulton with Santa at the APSEAs

                            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!


Congratulations to all the Individual Award Winners from the APSEAs for NSW Region:

Professional of the Year - Mary-Ellen Feeney 

Young Professional of the Year - Nikolaas Kostraby

Educational Development Award - Renee Coysh

Undergraduate Student Award - Rick Williams 

Undergraduate Student Award - James Wallace (Highly Commended)

Postgraduate Student Award - Kenneth Tsang 

Women's Leadership - Mary-Ellen Feeney 

Special Acheivement Award - Roshni Sharma .

Looking forward to Locate19 where NSW regional winners (excluding special acheivement) will be in the running for the National Award in each category.

iNDUSTRY UPDATE: jacobs' imagery helps careflight team save lives!

Jacobs provide their annually captured aerial imagery product, AUSIMAGE, to CareFlight NSW.

CareFlight is an aeromedical for purpose organisation established in May 1986 by a group of Australian doctors. CareFlight uses a variety of aircraft including aeromedical helicopters, jets and aeroplanes to bring injured and ill patients within Australia and overseas to emergency hospital care.

Imaging and mapping technology provided by Jacobs to the CareFlight helicopter is helping the rapid response team get to accident victims faster, at times making the difference between life and death, or permanent disability.

Air crewman Ben Inglis said that in a single year the CareFlight helicopter has used the full copy of the Sydney and NSW Central Coast AUSIMAGE data set, on a daily basis on more than 100 missions.

“Recently we overheard a radio call of a child drowning and within 15 seconds we were able to punch in the address to have a bearing and distance, an image of where we would be able to land and also the terrain the child was drowning in,” Mr Inglis said.

“We then diverted with another patient on board, landed at the scene and aspirated the child, who began breathing again and has since made a full recovery.”

AUSIMAGE, which ranges in resolution from 10cm to 20cm, is used in information systems and projects involved in surveying, mapping, asset management, planning, engineering, land-use monitoring and development professions.

CareFlight is dedicated to providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care to the ill and injured. Its specially trained doctors, nurses and paramedics use helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and road ambulances to bring a hospital level of care to patients.

For further information on AUSIMAGE contact Richard Lemon.



Members are reminded to keep your CPD record up-to-date and ensure that you have signed-in or activated the registration at all events you attend or participate in across the industry.  This is especially vital for those intending to claim CPD for BOSSI as clear and unequivocal evidence of attendance is compulsory.

For those requiring assistance with BOSSI audits or in need of a CPD check please connect via: . 



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