SSSI SICC News - October 2019

September 30, 2019
Committee Meeting Report
September Committee Meeting

This was the final meeting of the current Committee, as nominations were underway for representatives for the next 2 years.

The Committee contributed to and endorsed a briefing paper for the SSSI Board outlining the coming URISA Exchange trip to the GIS Pro (URISA) conference in the USA.  More about this exchange program in this newsletter.

The SICC Annual Report 2018-19 was discussed and all contributed content ideas for inclusion.

The Committee discussed how SICC can encourage GISP-AP recipients to provide information about themselves and their work. The Committee will draft a standard letter to newly certified professionals.

Member Highlights 

SICC welcomes the following new members:       

Chad Ajamian

NSW

Member

Geoffrey Lawes

QLD

Member

Peter Schmidt

NSW

Member

 
Event Highlights 
South East Asia Survey Congress 2019

It was wonderfully refreshing to attend a conference where I could learn from other countries rather than just discussing usual issues amongst Australians.   It really serves to attend an international conference to question the reason you do things and the way you do them now.  A wide array of topics were presented with highlights for me including how other counties are approaching the need for certifications in the GIS .  There is a gap between the formal education and the needs of major employers, including Government . 

The major take-a-way for me is that more than ever in my career is the overlap and collaboration required between survey, cartography and GIS.  

Angus Scown, member National SICC Committee, Queensland

Upcoming Events
SSSI SICC related events over the next few weeks

Mon 7th Oct

SSSI WA

Perth

Data Sharing and Privacy Seminar

 

Fri 18th Oct

SSSI QLD

Brisbane

Qld Surveying & Spatial Day, inc APSEA-Q

 

Mon 21st Oct

SSSI National

Sydney

Upgrades to Australian Geospatial Reference System Webinar Series: PART THREE

 

Thu 25th Oct

SSSI Vic

Melbourne

SSSI VIC Women in Spatial Seminar

 

Fri 25th Oct

SSSI SA

Adelaide

Spatial Information Day & APSEA-SA 2019

 

Fri 25th Oct

SSSI National

Adelaide

SSSI 2019 Annual General Meeting

 

Thu 31st Oct – Fri 1st Nov

SSSI QLD

Gladstone

2019 Central Group Conference

 

Fri 8th Nov

SSSIYP – National

Sydney

SSSI Young Professionals Mentoring Program - NSW/ACT Graduation Event

 

Fri 15th Nov

SSSI – NSW

Sydney

GIS Day 2019: Breakfast with Don Murray (Sydney)

 

 

Other Association Events
Important News

The SSSI Spatial Information & Cartography Commission has an international exchange arrangement with Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.  This year, the SICC Chair, Kerry Smyth is representing SSSI as our invited delegate to attend the GIS-Pro 2019 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  While at the conference, Kerry will be meeting with representatives from URISA and the GIS Certification Institute to review and ratify existing agreements that SICC has with them and renewing collaboration with them.  SICC has used the existing agreements to draw on a range of resources for holding workshops and developing our certification system.   Kerry will return with renewed relationships that will continue to serve our commission’s programs and benefit the wider membership.

More about URISA

More about the GIS Pro Conference in New Orleans.

Other News
Spatial Source Media

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International Cartographic Association

ICA News #72 - June 2019 - eCCARTO News

Urban & Regional Information Systems Association – URISA 

https://www.urisa.org/news/

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Editorial Team – Acknowledgements

Georgie Cassar – SA

Angus Scown - QLD

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