SSSI NSW News - October 2021

October 19, 2021



Hi All, as our restrictions begin to lift we have a number of face-to-face events planned for the last month of the year and early next year in NSW.

It will be so good to catch up with each other, refresh our networks and dust off the cobwebs after so many months of working from home. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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SSSI NSW Twilight Series – Illawarra Event – 30 November 2021

Our second Twilight talk and networking session for professionals in the Illawarra region will proceed on Tuesday 30 November 5:30-7:30pm.  All are welcome to come along to the Illawarra Brewery to network whilst hearing a number of interesting lightning presentations from local spatial experts.  You are welcome to purchase your own food and drinks on the night from the bar. Attendance is free of charge, however registration is required below to manage numbers and for COVID tracing purposes. A special thank you to our event sponsor 1Spatial.  Register Now

SSSI NSW Twilight Series – Inner West Event – 2 December 2021

Join us for a fun Twilight talk and networking session in Sydney’s Inner West on Thursday 2 December 5:30-7:30pm. The evening will focus on spatial in utilities and will include a range of talks including an update on Dial Before You Dig (DBYD), and Jemena on their latest satellite imagery program. Dial Before You Dig is kindly sponsoring catering so don’t miss out. Register now

SSSI NSW Annual Regional Conference, APSEA Awards Dinner & Spatial Digital Twin workshop

EOI for Abstracts is out now. Do not miss our Spatial Digital Twin Workshop and NSW Regional Conference on 17 & 18 February 2022 at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in Sydney CBD. We will celebrate the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards for NSW on the evening of the 17th. If this event is of interest as a presenter or sponsor please get in contact as we will be coordinating further details from November. Events Manager is

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NSW Spatial Digital Twin
NSW Government’s spatial digital twin proof-of-concept is planned for statewide expansion. A consortium headed up by Telstra will work with five industry partners for the build: engineering consultancy WSP, geospatial services companies AAM and Veris, digital twin maker Bentley Systems, and geospatial platform developer Koordinates. 

At the 2021 Digital Infrastructure Conference Wayne Patterson, Director Spatial Operations at NSW Spatial Services, presented on the NSW Spatial Digital Twin. Click here to watch the recording 

Australian Vertical Working Surface (AVWS)
NSW Dept of Customer Service (DCS) - Spatial Services is heralding a new era of vertical datum determination is coming, based on Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and airborne gravity, culminating in the Australian Vertical Working Surface (AVWS): 

NSW Water Infrastructure Projects Map
NSW Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) have launched a state-wide Water Projects Map. 

SPACE+SPATIAL Industry Growth Roadmap
Did you miss the recent consultation for the SPACE+SPATIAL Industry Growth Roadmap 2030? Click here to view the recording  

Advanced Mobile Location (AML) Tech for Triple Zero calls
Triple Zero call tracking tech has now been deployed Australia-wide – AML technology, an emergency call-based location service native to smartphones automatically sends operators an SMS with the caller’s best available coordinates.

Australian Open-Source Software to improve Location Accuracy
Geoscience Australia have introduced Ginan, the first Australian-developed open-source software to provide real-time corrections to positioning data from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations. Ginan will improve the accuracy of location data from 10 metres down to 3 to 5 centimetres, for users with an internet and mobile connection: 

NovaSAR-1 for applications in Australia
CSIRO have developed a new National Facility for Earth observation research and applications providing a 10% capacity share in the NovaSAR-1 mission, a great opportunity for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) users for remote observation. 

CSDILA turns 20
The Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure & Land Administration (CSDILA) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a showcase of achievements.

S M I C   R E P O R T

SSSI is a member of the Surveying and Mapping Industry Council of NSW (SMIC). Generally all stakeholder share information about CPD events as well as updates from the different industry segments. Stakeholder updates are available through the SMIC Newsletter and at the SMIC website 



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