SSSI SICC News - May 2018

April 30, 2018

Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of April 2018.

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NATIONAL Chair Report


National SICC Chair -  Kerry Smyth GISP-AP

Please contact chair.sicc@sssi.org.au with any comments or feedback.

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NEWS
 

SSSI records their Seminars/Webinars!

Ever wished you could attend an interstate seminar?  Here’s the next best thing.

SSSI enables members to view recorded seminars listed on their E-CPD page. 

And of-course they offer CPD points for those working on their certifications.

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summary of committee meeting 
 

April Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting held Thursday 19th April

GISP-AP process review –

The terms of reference for this project is still being set up.

SSSI yet to add the latest recipients to the web site page.

SICC magazine publication –

first draft still pending

Website review –

SICC Committee to continue reviewing the pages in the SICC section of the SSSI website.  Suggested changes will not be applied until a later date until SSSI are ready to implement the changes as they are also working on a review.

Membership –

Discussion took place regarding the method of

  • alerting lapsed members

  • connecting with new members   (SSSI staff currently plan to follow up with new ones)

  • attracting more members.

Leadership development -

Discussion took place regarding the potential for the Spatial Science and Cartography Commission to potentially offer opportunities for development in the area of leadership.  This concept being taken from URISA in the USA who run a “Leadership Academy” designed around leadership in the geospatial industry.  It was raised that this could provide support to those professionals that have moved beyond the ‘young professionals’ stage of their careers.   Action arising was to work on a strategy for this.

Face to face meeting at Geosmart Asia Locate 2018

SSSI SICC members took the opportunity to catch up face to face over lunch at the recent conference. The invitation was extended to regional  SIC committee membership as well as national SICC committee members.  Tripp Corbin, the visiting exchange delegate from URISA talked about the current challenges and initiatives happening in the URISA in America. The structure of URISA in the US is quite different to Australia’s and so much larger, offering many opportunities but also a logistical challenge to manage.

SICC members were given the chance to voice any questions or concerns regarding SICC in general and GISP-AP, opening up further discussion.  It was good to meet other committee members for the first time in person.

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Event Highlights

 

Geosmart Asia Locate 2018

Locate Conferences combined with Geosmart Asia this year in April at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  Geosmart Asia Locate 2018 offered a stellar line up of keynotes and a great variety of concurrent sessions.  Presentations will be available for delegates to view in due course. Spatial source wrote a good review of the conference, focussing on the main hot topics and takeaways.

SSSI - URISA Asset Management Masterclass workshops

20 people attended a 1 day pre-conference workshop at Geosmart Asia Locate 2018 presented by Tripp Corbin, the visiting URISA exchange delegate.

This masterclass workshop focussed on asset management:  Why we manage assets, how to define requirements for managing assets, strategies, asset plans, and leading into the geospatial tools for capturing and monitoring assets.  Tripp spoke from many years of experience in this field, providing a highly engaging and valuable learning experience for delegates.  We thank Tripp for his time and expertise

Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award winners

The annual industry awards dinner held as part of this year’s conference was very successful, with Ally Clark from the ABC as MC, and many nervous moments as nominees were all read out.

The successful winners for 2018 can be viewed here.

Recent Regional events held -

Tasmania State of GIS  - 18 April, Tasmania.

Scrivener’s Breakfast – 28 April , ACT  

SSSI WA MAP-A-THON in Support of Developing Countries

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Member Highlights

 

Membership News

The last month saw many new members, mostly students this time.

Welcome to the following members:

Mr Mark Anthony Hudson

NSW

MEMBER

Mr Evan Dalziel

Victoria

MEMBER

Mrs Kate Louise Rampellini

WA

Part-Time Student

Mr Trong Nghia Huynh

NSW

Student

Mr Daniel Stigner

Qld

Student

Mr Jakhon Madaminov

Qld

Student

Mr Ying Bein Gan

Qld

Student

Miss Amelia Chapman

SA

Student

Miss Brooke Patricia Deak

SA

Student

Miss Effie Zulkifli

SA

Student

Miss Lucinda Hayman

SA

Student

Mr Andrew Chapman

SA

Student

Mr Dylan Gordge

SA

Student

Mr Joseph McWilliams

SA

Student

Mr Mitchell Bettison

SA

Student

Mr Tyron King

SA

Student

Ms Emily King

SA

Student

Miss Sana Khushi

Tas

Student

Mr Jacob Attrill

Victoria

Student

Mr Junjie Zhang

Victoria

Student

Mr Justin Hayen

Victoria

Student

Mr Sam Ath Try

Victoria

Student

Miss Erin Jackson

WA

Student

Miss Rupa Rai

WA

Student

Mr James Allen

WA

Student

Mr Shanhan Bonham

WA

Student

Ms Aura Zepeda Ortega

WA

Student

Attention SSSI full members:

The SICC National committee has vacancies for representatives in all States, so if you are keen to be interested in making a difference to the SI&C Commission at a national level, then this is your opportunity.

Details about the SI&C Commission objectives and who to contact is here.

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Events Coming Up 

 

Regional :

Certification Seminar – 6 May, Perth

Webinar: Qld Globe 2018 Lunchinar – 8 May, Queensland

Curtin Spatial Sciences Colloquium, 8 May, Perth

Young Professionals: Tour of Queen's Wharf, 10 May, Brisbane

Reinstatement for the Less Experiences – 11 May, Brisbane

Central Group Seminar, 11-12 May, Brisbane

Big Data Seminar, 20 May, Perth

State of Play: Surveying and Spatial Sciences in SA, 24 May, Adelaide

World Hydrography Day Seminar & Dinner, 21 June, Darwin

National:

FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 in Melbourne. 

For the first time, the FOSS4G and OpenStreetMap communities of Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania are gathering for 4 incredible days of exploring open source geospatial tech & open data.

This event will include a full day of workshops, a 2 day conference, a community day, and social events in the vibrant, yet laid back city of Melbourne.

International:

129th NZIS Conference 2018

URISA GIS Leadership Academy – 23-27 July, Utah, USA

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