Victorian Region News - June 2021

June 3, 2021
Victoria Region Chair Report

Chair: Andrej Mocicka

Since the last GeoMessage, the Victorian Regional Committee has been working at providing information to members on the status of the educational institutions in Victoria for the Surveying and Spatial professions with regard to their new programs.  RMIT Higher Education detailed their plans for the academic year. As part of their new program the RMIT have advertised for a Industry Fellow in Land Administration & Cadastral Surveying. Melbourne University also provided the working group with details of their action plans for the coming years for their Surveying and Spatial course.

Planning has begun on this year’s APSEA Victoria awards to be held on the 16th November. The annual Surveying and Spatial Summit Day will be held on the 17th November (which is also the World GIS Day) and planning is in progress on the program. A call for papers will soon be sent out, so please keep an eye out and submit. I encourage you to take up this opportunity to share with industry colleagues and friends your expertise or experience in a recent project.

If you would like to get in touch with me, I can be reached on

Kind regards

Andrej Mocicka FSSSI
Chair, SSSI Victoria



Great Ocean Road as you’ve never seen it before

Land Use Victoria, together with government, industry and regional partners, has used cutting-edge technology to map and visualise all 243km of the iconic Great Ocean Road. The work included a 3D photomesh that has now been visualised in a gaming engine so you can virtually fly over a scenic 32km stretch of the Great Ocean Road. This immersive experience is so real, you won’t believe it’s a model. Read more

Naming rules review reaches more stakeholders than ever before

Geographic Names Victoria (GNV) has completed the first consultation phase of the 2020-21 naming rules review.

The consultation and engagement process, run through Engage Victoria, has reached more stakeholders than ever before. The site has received more than 450 contributions, including over 400 from members of the public.  Read more

3D buildings data of major Victorian regional centres now available

Land Use Victoria is opening access to highly detailed, high-quality 3D buildings data covering 20 regional towns across Victoria.

The regional focus provides an important opportunity for regional town planners, community services, property developers and investors to access high-quality data to support decision-making.  Read more

Surveyor-General Victoria reviews RE Plans

Records of having re-established a cadastral boundary – or RE Plans – are being reviewed for inclusion in the next version of the Victorian Cadastral Surveys Practice Directives, to be released in July.

Marking 50 years of Australian height datum

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Australian Height Datum 1971 (AHD71), the Surveyor-General Victoria’s Geodesy team held a webinar for those working with height information in Victoria.

The recording is now available to view and share. Read more.

Standardising cadastral survey data through the Single CAD format File

Land Use Victoria, in collaboration with the surveying industry, has defined an agreed Single CAD Format File (SCFF) file to supplement Victorian cadastral plans and surveys lodged in SPEAR.

This establishes a critical building block for the creation of ePlans (LandXML). Read more

Create custom maps with new Vicmap Topographic Maps Online feature

Create your own maps of anywhere in Victoria using the new custom maps feature in Vicmap Topographic Maps Online.

You can now create a map over Victoria at 12 different scales, and even add your own map title. Maps start at a 1:4 M state-wide view and go down to a 1:2 500 cadastral view displaying individual property boundaries. Read more.

CSDILA & FIG Commissions 2 & 7 Conference
CSDILA is very pleased to be collaborating with the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) to bring together a conference of leading-edge presentations and information sessions. Professionals in the field of mapping and geospatial sciences will hear the latest research and breakthroughs and be able to network with other leading thinkers in this space.
Find out more on the conference website.
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