Surveying @ Locate22

May 11, 2022

With Locate22 just around the corner – there is still time to register for Australia’s premier surveying and spatial conference. We hope you can join us at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) from Tuesday 24 – 26 May 2022.

With a program filled with so many choices – we have asked our SSSI National Land Surveying Commission Committee to highlight their top picks of ‘must see’ workshops and presentations at Locate22. Of course, feel free to check out the full Locate22 Program here.

SSSI National Land Surveying Commission Committee – ‘must see’ choices for Locate22

WORKSHOPS (Tuesday 24 May)
The National Positioning Infrastructure Capability and the future direction of CORS networks in Australia (9am – noon)
The National Positioning Infrastructure Capability and the future direction of CORS networks in Australia. The workshop will be facilitated by Geoscience Australia, with presentations and discussions lead by experts from government, industry, and academia.
Progressing the Modern Digital Cadastre (1pm – 3:45pm)
Featuring: Ryanne Firme – DCM Production Manager Spatial Vision, Ian Miller – Chief Technology Officer Spatial Vision, Spatial & Surveying Representatives from NSW, QLD, NT, WA, SA, VIC, ACT & TAS government, Private sector invitees (Jacobs, Geodata, etc), Representative from FrontierSI

LUNCH SESSION (Wednesday 25 May)
Surveyors’ Trust Workshop: The Australian surveying and Spatial Workforce - A National Roadmap
(12:45pm – 1:45pm)
Featuring Simon White, The Surveyors’ Trust and Danika Bakalich, Connection Point Consulting

Diversity and inclusion in action: a conversation with leaders who are making a difference. (12:10pm – 12:45pm on Wed 25 May)
Led by Dr James Johnson, CEO, Geoscience Australia and featuring  Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez, Independent Callum Smith, Senior Consultant, EY - Space Technology Aimee Cadan, Communications Director, Rork Projects
A vision for an integrated Australia (presenting remotely) (2:45pm – 3:15pm on Thurs 26 May)
Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri

The Future of Data (1:45pm – 2:45pm on Wed 25 May)
What are the challenges and opportunities presented by the more and more ubiquitous nature of spatial data in society? Join us for a discussion on how the ways we manage our spatial data is changing and the impacts this will have for our professions and our communities.
Magic Behind the Scenes – Global Collaboration (11:30am – 12:30pm on Thurs 26 May)
How do our policies an standards contribute to the utilisation, dissemination, and update of spatial data across all industries? Come and discuss how partnerships and collaboration to produce common standards and policies are building a stronger, more reliable, and interconnected spatial industry.

Layers of the Cake (11am – noon on Tues 24 May)
Does Australian positioning data have a FAIR go? Christopher Marshall, FrontierSI plus industry experts
Can you trust your positioning correction stream? Ryan Ruddick, Brandon Owen and Tim Schryvers, Geoscience Australia
Reaching new heights: new gravity data and a new height reference surface. Nicholas Brown (moderator), Anna Riddell, Jack McCubbine, Alex Woods, Thomas Grinter, Geoscience Australia

And the final top pick (drum roll please) –

Join LSC National Chair, Lee Hellen in the Locate Hub from 4:00pm on Tues 24 May where he will be discussing: Project Sirius: Acknowledging the future role of surveyors in wider society. Project Sirius is aiming to answer three questions:

  1. What are the skills surveyors hold that are highly valued and relevant today?
  2. What does a project look like for a surveyor in 5-10 years time?
  3. What are skills that need to be recognised now (immediately) and in the future?

Be part of and contribute to this important conversation.

These are just a few of many Locate22 program highlights. What are you looking forward to seeing at Locate22?

See you there!



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