Please find information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of October 2018.
National SICC Chair - Kerry Smyth GISP-AP
Spring is the time of regeneration, colour and new growth. For us time to re-establish our volunteer representatives and strengthen our committees. Yes election time, mid term for SICC but still there are vacancies in every Region. I encourage you to step up and be part of the journey with the new Strategic Road Map.
Only weeks away now, the round of Conferences and Awards in the regions. I encourage you to watch for the calls for papers and sponsorship opportunities. Professional profile and career development are enhanced by your participation in these outreach events.
I urge you to participate in the grass work activities of our Commission so that we can further support these types of opportunities in the future.
If you would like to contribute in any way please contact me personally. Chair.email@example.com
summary of committee meeting
At the SICC Committee’s September meeting, The CEO of SSSI Peter Olah presented to the committee summarising the strategic roadmap for SSSI. This will enable the committee to revise their activities to ensure their alignment with the strategic roadmap.
Terms of reference for the GISP-AP certification process review has been drafted. This review aims to look into the current certification requirements and assessment processes and report recommendations for improvements.
The SICC congratulates the following professionals who were recently awarded the status of GISP-AP.
Jonah Sullivan has been admitted as a GISP-AP.
Veronika Frank has been re-certified as a GISP-AP for five years.
Since the last SICC newsletter in early June, the following new members have joined the SICC.
Welcome to the following members:
Zoran Kosanovic - Victoria - new member
James David Miller - Queensland - upgrade from student to member
Natassia Jade Day - Western Australia - new member
Natassia Jade Day - Overseas - new member
Events Coming Up
SSSI events over the next month:
SSSI Qld Central Group Conference – Rockhampton – 18th&19th October
Location Intelligence Forum & Exhibition 2018 – Perth, 19th Oct
SSSI Young Professionals Mentoring Program – NSW & ACT Graduation Event – 19th October
2018 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards WA – Perth, 19th October
Leveraging your Network Profesinar SSSIYP – Online Webinar, 24th Oct
SIDx and APSEA-SA – Adelaide - Friday 26th October
Other Association Events :
The International Cartographic Association (ICC) is calling for abstracts for ICC2019 in July in Tokyo. An interesting array of topics will be covered. Click here for more information.
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.
Geospatial Information Competition for Schools
SSSI in conjunction with Destination Spatial is running a Geospatial Information Competition for schools. The SICC Committee encourages you to promote this competition to schools and teachers in your own networks.
Vacancies on the National SICC Committee:
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.
You don’t have to be on a regional committee to join this one.
Details about the SI&C Commission objectives and who to contact is here.
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