Welcome to the SSSI WA June Geomessage!
This month we are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for Location Intelligence Forum & Exhibition (LIFE 2019) – the premier surveying and spatial industries event in WA! Nominations are also open for the WA Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (WA APSEA) – these awards celebrate achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals.
It's a busy time for SSSI WA – read below to see all that is happening. Please note – I have left the biggest news til the end!
WA Regional Operations Manager
LOCATION INTELLIGENCE FORUM AND EXHIBITION (LIFE2019) will be held on Wednesday 4 September 2019 at Optus Stadium, Perth.
This event will showcase how location-based and spatial technologies give businesses a competitive edge, and how location intelligence underpins emergency response, transport, agriculture and construction.
We are excited to announce that our opening speakers are Andrew Morumburri Dowding, Director at Winyama Digital Solutions, joined by Paul Farrell, Managing Director of NGIS Australia, and Chris Barber, Location Information Lead from the Westport Taskforce. Our full program will be available soon!
Enjoy our Earlybird Special and Register Now before EOFY and #FlyHigher with location technology to give your businesses the edge.
Interested in sponsoring LIFE2019? Check out LIFE2019 for our sponsorship prospectus.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Asia-Pacific Spacial Excellence Awards for Western Australia.
The Spatial Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals and showcase the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals that the Western Australia Surveying and Spatial Industry have to offer.
Projects and individuals attaining recognition at this premier event are deemed to be truly outstanding achievers and pre-eminent in their field.
Individual award categories include:
- Professional of the Year
- Women's Leadership Award
- Young Professional of the Year
- Education Development Award
- Postgraduate Student Award
- Undergraduate Student Award
Nominations close Friday 26 July 2019
To nominate for an APSEA click here.
SEASC2019 YP POSTER COMPETITION OPEN – "MY STORY: HOW I CAME TO BE HERE"
Information about career pathways in our industry can be clear as mud at the best of times, and for many young people thinking about their future, as well as many of us who are already working in the industry, it’s not always apparent what options are available to us. To add to this, our industry is diverse in the depth and breadth of experiences and backgrounds that each one of us has – but this is not immediately apparent and can take quite a lot of digging beneath the surface to uncover.
To make inroads to changing this, the YPs are championing the SEASC 2019 Young Professionals Poster Competition.
THEME – “MY STORY: HOW I CAME TO BE HERE”
How did you end up in the spatial/surveying industry? To highlight the depth and breadth of people in our industry, we would love to hear about your personal journey to where you are right now. What steps have you taken to get here? What have been your biggest inspirations and motivators? What do you love about your job? From timelines of your studies and career to photos of your childhood and family, maps of your travels, and experiences in the context of entering the spatial profession, we’re interested in hearing what your journey is, no matter where you are.
Posters will be on display at the South East Asian Survey Congress 2019, with preliminary judging by local primary school, high school and university students as well as conference attendees, and final judging by a panel of young professionals from the SSSI National Young Professionals Committee.
1ST PRIZE: FREE STUDENT / YP REGISTRATION FOR LOCATE20
2ND PRIZE: $150 WESTFIELDS VOUCHER
3RD PRIZE: $100 WESTFIELDS VOUCHER
One (1) A3 poster (colour or black and white) that fits the theme and the judging requirements (see below) submitted in digital format (pdf preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by an Entry Form (https://goo.gl/forms/TNoGevoScoGJLULp2).
- Innovative communication and storytelling through words, maps or images
- Clarity of overall message
- Ability to be accessible by industry professionals, people not in the spatial/surveying field, and people of all ages
- Ability to showcase the strength and diversity of in the industry
- Poster must be accompanied by an Entry Form
DEADLINE: FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 2019, 11:59 PM ACST
To stay up to date with SEASC 2019, subscribe to the newsletter at https://goo.gl/6syYAf. To register, head to https://goo.gl/UzkrTU.
2019 MINE SURVEYING SEMINAR – Technology and the Future of Mine Surveying
SSSI WA and the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors are proud to convene this
day-long seminar designed to look at the changing roles of the mine surveyor in the near future due to disruptive technology.
Date: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm (registrations from 8:30am)
Place: Wembley Golf Course, 200 The Boulevard, Wembley Downs.
Cost: $160 SSSI & AIMS members / $210 non members / $50 students
CPD: 6 SSSI CPD Points
RSVP: By Monday 1 July 2019
Click here to register.
The seminar will feature four sessions including:
- Automation and the future
- Control and monitoring
- UAV advances
- Technology showcase
The aim of the day is to open a dialogue regarding the future of mine surveying work and responsibilities in a changing environment.
INDIGENOUS MAPPING WORKSHOP
SSSI WA is pleased to support the Indigenous Mapping Workshop (IMW) Australia which takes place in Perth, Western Australia on 16–18 July 2019.
The goal of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop is to build the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia to use mapping tools to map and monitor their lands and tell their stories of connection with the land and water.
The IMW Australia is free to attend and participants will receive training from Google, Mapbox and Esri! IMW attendees will learn about using mapping tools to collect, host, visualise, share and publish map data.
How do I apply?
The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is application only. Fill out the form on the website to enter into the application process.
Please apply through the website: http://g.co/earth/imw-australia.
Interested in volunteering?
IMW is looking for volunteers with experience in the following technologies:
• ArcGIS Pro
Depending on your tech expertise and where you feel you can add value, you will be required to attend for at least two hours a session. The program can be found here.
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Andrew Dowding: email@example.com
REGISTER NOW FOR SEASC 2019
Don't forget the South East Asia Survey Congress is fast approaching! To view the full program click here.
Key highlights of the event include:
- Focus on hot topics including UAV’s, BIM, Remote Sensing, Digital Twin, Cadastral Modernization, Positioning, Next Generation Capacity Building and Industry Diversity
- Network with leading decision makers from across the Asia Pacific Surveying and Geospatial sector.
- Develop your business, skills and opportunity to position your talents for a fast growing market for geospatial and surveying in Asia through technical workshops and forums.
- Develop your future leaders at our a full day Young Professional Day.
Visit the website: https://seasc2019darwin.com.au/.
From 1 July 2019, SSSI WA will be moving to the Perth CBD!
Our office will be located at:
Riff – 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
More details about the move and our new office space will be shared in the July Geomessage. We look forward to seeing our members at the office warming!
Riff is a custom-designed co-working space and we are looking forward to being part of the collaborative work community and sharing the space with our members. For further information about Riff visit: https://www.riffperth.com/.
SSSI WA Representatives
WA Regional Operations Manager
WA Regional Chair