April 30, 2018
Chairs Message

Not long ago we were congratulating our WASEA winners and wishing them luck at the National APSEA Awards - Locate GeoSmart 2018. I am pleased to announce that the WA contingent have been recognised Nationally for their professionalism, expertise and leadership in their fields.

  • PETRA HELMHOLZ was awarded the SSSI Education Development Award for her commitment to educating, mentoring and innovating in remote sensing.
  • PAT BURKE was awarded the inaugural SSSI Women in Leadership Award for her leadership and being a respected role model in the TAFE surveying, spatial and engineering fields.
  • LEWIS WALSH received highly commended for the SSSI Undergraduate Student Award for his excellence in terrestrial laser scanning calibration.

On behalf of SSSI WA Members – Congratulations!  We are so proud.

Congratulations are also extended to SPOOKFISH for winning the much sort after SIBA Award for Export for their innovative imagery solutions

Coming up in May and June

We are looking forward to the busy month of May.  We look forward to seeing you at these coming events.

    A great location and line-up of Speakers SSSI and AIMS are hosting a Forum for members and guests at Ambrose Estate, Wembley Golf Course on 15 May 2018. The day includes presentations and demonstrations from our sponsors C.R. KENNEDY, Deswik, MAPTEK and 3D Laser Mapping. Come and give your support to these companies that continually provide great services and state-of-the-art technologies to our industry. Join us to hear: • WILL FEATHERSTONE on The future of Heights in Australia; • IREK BARAN on GDA2020 – The Way Forward for Mining; • ADAM CROSS AND TODD BUTERS on Using UAV’s to monitor mine site restoration; • GEMMA MURPHY on a case study on a ‘will it fit’ analysis using the uGPS Rapid Mapper mobile scanner up at Gwalia Gold Mine; • BRETT GROCOCK on Shaft Plumbing in the Philippines; • TONY SNOW AND SHANE WATSON on a Legislation Update and other Mine Surveying Issues; • DAVID BELTON AND TONY SNOW on Wall Station Networks – A Theoretical Look at What is Happening with Directions. We also have a guest speaker from Beyond Blue. Please register early. Our last Engineering & Mine Surveying event for the ‘Airport Tunnel’ sold out in a just a few days.
    REBECCA ILEHAG will speak at on UAV based multimodal remote sensing to assess energy demand in urban areas.   Rebecca Ilehag has a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and Urban Management and a M.Sc. degree in Transportation and Geoinformation Technology from Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Since is currently working towards a Ph.D. at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. She is currently on a research visit to Curtin University. This will be the only opportunity to hear Rebecca talk about her innovative application of multimodal unmanned aerial vehicle systems.
    Where: Curtin University – Room 207 for Registration and Refreshments from 4.30pm. Then: Building 312 for the Presentation at 5.00pm.
Upcoming Commission Meetings
  • The next Land Surveying Commission Meeting is 22 May.
  • The next Spatial Information and Cartography Commission Meeting is 24 May.
  • The next Engineering & Mine Surveying Commission Meeting is 19 June.
Travel Grant is closed

The travel grant winner will be announced at the end of this Month. Stay tuned.

Past Events a Huge Success – Thank you

A big thank you to our speakers and to you ‘Our Members’ for your continued support of these events. We hope you enjoyed them as much as the committee have enjoyed putting them on.

  • THE SSSIWA MAP-A-THON was held 27 April.  The WINNERS ARE.....Nicholas Flett and Gabor Matuzza. A big thank you to our sponsors NGIS Australia who provided a great venue, sustenance and music for our hungry map-a-thoners who threw everything they had at capturing buildings in Uganda to support humanitarian effort in the region.   In the short time, the group increased the percentage of buildings digitized from 55% to 65%. Nicholas and Gabor tied for equal spot, with Gabor also taking out the Earth-Picker prize for guessing his location within 18km (so close). The next Map-a-thon is 1st September - mark your calendars and get a team together.  By request, we are extending the timeframe from 4 to 8 hours . No need to know how to use OpenStreetMap - our SSSI student representatives explain everything you need to know.  


Dr Lesley Arnold
SSSI WA Region Chair


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