SSSI Victoria News - December 2017

November 30, 2017

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute
Victorian Region

December 2017  

VIC Partners




Inside Geo Message 

Events Coming up and more

Message From Our Chair
Spatial Jobs

Commission updates
         Spatial Information & Cartography
         Young Professionals
         Land Surveying

Links & Other publications


2 Dec 2017

SSSI Planning Day

7 Dec 2017

SSSI and SIBA|GITA Christmas Drinks - venue TBC

31 Jan 2018

SSSI\ISV Joint Summer Seminar - CR Kennedy


VIC Regional Chair Report – Monday 28 November 2017

Dear valued SSSI members

It is my first report after 41 days of being proposed by Chris Bellman and Seconded by Andrew Bashfield as VIC Chair. Please find various items that I attended:

  1. Resilient cities seminar organised by SIBA
  2. VSEA where I presented individual awards
  3. SIBA initiated meeting with ACSV, ISV and SSSI on issues related to the privatisation of land registry
  4. SIBA AGM online from Brisbane and Tasmania where the CEO lives
  5. Presentation of the Award for Cadastral Surveying to Rachael Musgrove-Evans at the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria board meeting (Photo attached)
  6. Planning of a regional seminar in Traralgon supported by ACSIS
  7. Twilight seminar at RMIT that saw 48 attendees
  8. Meeting of Destination Spatial Committee at Spookfish office above the Mail Exchange
  9. Informal meeting of the Women leaders of our discussing how to make a bigger impact on the community
  10. As an intial SSSI representative, the AGM of the Surveying Taskforce was held with the Surveyors General and Rachael as a Board member.
  11. Geo Rabble Meeting #10

What is coming up:

  1. Professional training agreement seminar with 130 registered young professionals
  2. SIBA/SSSI Christmas party. Free for all SSSI members only as a thank you gesture for your loyal support.
  3. The Spatial Vision Christmas Party, Glen Cockerton, a SIBA member is a strong supporter of SSSI
  4. A well deserved break to all


Thierry Demathieu  LS
Chair Victorian Region | Spatial Sciences Institute

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Cartography Thrives!



An enthusiast’s report on GeoRabble Melbourne #10, Thursday23 November 2017.

Around 40 people enjoyed a great night of cartographic rapture at the 10th GeoRabble Melbourne held at the Imperial Hotel on the corner of Bourke and Spring Streets.

Six short presentations, mainly on cartographic themes and passions, grabbed the attention of the audience and gave everyone much to discuss. Most were surprised and pleased to see that cartographic artists were still creating new works of art and cultural significance.

To contrast some hand drawn approaches, Adam Mattison showed a huge range of maps based on alternative realities: maps of which could have been and what might still be in the future.

Ably hosted by Rafe Benli, 

Melinda Clarke – Putting Melbourne on the Map – Experiences of illustrated map making from the first edition of the Melbourne Map, published 1990, and the second, due early next year.

Anton Thomas – Drawing a continent by hand – a search for harmony between the creative freedoms of art and the geographic truth of cartography

Alex Webster – Unlocking 3D opportunities – Cost effective ways to access VR and develop an organisation awareness.

Tom Hollands – Data obfuscation in China – The art of confusing travellers and keeping data private.

Verity Miles
 – How is Dwelling density shaping our city?  – A look at Melbourne’s dwelling density from a number of different angles.

Adam Mattinson (@mappinson) Mapping alternate universes and geofictionalised versions of Melbourne.

Andrew Bashfield 27/11/2017

ICT Systems Administrator - Software Manager
Department of Defence
New South Wales, Australia

Surveyor/Registered Surveyor - Sydney
RPS Group
New South Wales, Australia

Graduate Surveyor – Baulkham Hills
RPS Group
Baulkham Hills
New South Wales, Australia

CMS Surveyors Pty Ltd
Dee Why
New South Wales, Australia

For more jobs visit Spatial Jobs Online

Hello to all those with an interest in, and some expectations of, the Spatial Information & Cartography Commission. 

Planning is under way for fresh SICC activities. Things will work differently in 2018.

We all get our SSSI Membership invoice in the middle of the year and we ask ourselves that question - you know what I mean..."Am I getting value for my money?"

But being a member of SSSI is not like having a pay TV subscription, we shouldn't expect that when we pay the fee we get a one-way stream of content and benefits to pour down on us. 

Being a member of a Professional Association involves many things:

That membership fee is a financial contribution to the maintenance of the professionalism of our industry, but it is not sufficient in itself; yes, there is a component of service you expect from the Institute; like the magazine, the newsletters and discounts to events, GISP-AP recognition and promotion, management of CPD points  and membership and financial records;

but a Professional Association is also club where you can meet with like-minded people at all levelis in the industry; 

and it's a platform where you can promote your industry related interests and help others do the same. They needn't be commercial interests. 

To get the most value from your 2018 SSSI Membership, make this year the year you get personally involved. 

Start by emailing me with your ideas for the kind of events you want to the SICC to host. If you have a map collection or a new analysis app or an augmented reality project you want people to know about, tell me and I'll make it part of the program for 2018. 

If you think Newtech or GeoRabble or any other style of event works best for you, let me know. We are under no compulsion to repeat the past.

If you want to give your career a turbo-boost by getting experience in participating or running industry events and dealing with professionals you normally wouldn't meet, let me know. SICC in Victoria needs a team of four or five people behind it - students and current or former Young Professionals would get the most benefit but industry seniors like me are welcome too. 

Let me know what's important to you, Andrew

Andrew Bashfield

SSSI Spatial Information & Cartography Commission Chair - Victoria


Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who came to our End of Year Drinks, almost 30 people came along to Captain Melville in the City, if you missed out don't worry, we'll be back again next year with other opportunities to come along to events!

I'd also like to thank the other 2017 SSSI Young Professionals committee members Richard Syme, Alison Eames, Ashley Burton and Chris Lambert who have put in significant effort this year to run all the events you've all enjoyed.

If you'd like to get involved in 2018, or just suggest an event that you'd love to see, feel free to get in touch at 

Frazer Wilson
SSSI Young Professionals Victorian Chair 


Excellence In Cadastral Surveying -                      Ms Rachael Musgrave-Evans                                 Licensed Surveyor Member of our profession
This is awarded to a licensed surveyor for sustained excellence in contribution to the integrity of cadastre in Victoria.  Nominations for this award are made by a panel of invited experts in Cadastral Surveying.

Rachael Musgrave-Evans has been a licensed surveyor in Victoria since 1992 and a Licensed Surveyor Member of the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria since 2008.  She is the moderator of the Rural Cadastral Project as well as the Professional Assessment Project. 
Ms Musgrave-Evans has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying with Distinction (RMIT) and a Master of Social Science in Environment and Planning (RMIT).   She has experience in urban and rural cadastral surveying in both the public and private sectors.  She is the Managing Director of Musgrave-Evans and Gilbert Consulting Pty Ltd; a Land Surveying and Town Planning consultancy in Central Victoria.   

Ms Musgrave-Evans does some lecturing in Cadastral Surveying at RMIT and also in Residential Land Development at the University of Melbourne.  She is a member of the Institution of Surveyors Victoria, the Association of Consulting Surveyors Victoria and the Planning Institute of Australia.

(Extract from the Surveyors Registration Board website)

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