SSSI WA News – May 2020

April 30, 2020



  • Welcome! 

  • SSSI National Webinar Series

  • 2020 SSSI YP Mentoring Program now open

  • Join Us for APSEALive

  • Join us for our monthly WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings

  • SSSI WA Representatives


Welcome to the May 2020 WA Geomessage. We hope all our members are safe and well. Thinking of you all. 

The SSSI WA Regional Management Committee welcomes the recently appointed SSSI CEO, Tony Wheeler. Tony is based in Perth and we look forward to working closely with him. 

SSSI WA Regional Management Committee 


SSSI National Webinar series 

Though we are unable to meet face to face over the next few months, SSSI is committed to delivering a lively and robust CPD program. SSSI is proud to launch its National Webinar Series. Showcasing national and international speakers discussing relevant topics of interest to the spatial and surveying professions. 

Upcoming Webinars you may be interested in include:

  • SSSI & AIMS Webinar: Traversing underground, error propagation and surveying strategies being held on Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 from noon (AWST). In this webinar, our speaker Dr Andrew Jarosz will focus on exploring some of the experiences and knowledge available, and collaborating with our own experiences with such surveying practices. It will cover some of the different configurations and procedures used, and investigate their effects on the propagation of errors through the survey and how they might be mitigated. 
    Those attending this Webinar can claim:
    1 x LSLB Cadastral Education Point
    AIMS CPD Event Code: AIMS-20-52 | AIMS CPD Point Allocation (for NSW BOSSI CPD points): 1 Mine Surveying point 
  • Geospatial Knowledge in Crisis: Covid-19 being held on Thursday, 21st May, 2020. In this webinar John Kedar (Geospatial Initiatives) will look at some of the geospatial work done across the globe to fight COVID-19 and how some of this is driving new techniques that illustrate the power of geospatial knowledge
  • Value Chain Mapping being held on Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020. In this webinar, Andrew Coote (Chief Executive and Principal Consultant, ConsultingWhere) will illustrate how Value Chain Mapping has been applied to geospatial projects using work undertaken on establishing the business case for 3D Geo-information in Europe applied to a number of use cases including valuation, urban planning, flood control and security. 

To see a list of all upcoming Webinars click here

SSSI 2020 YP Mentoring program now open

Registrations close soon - sign up now! 

SSSI is continuing its industry-leading Mentoring Program in 2020 - entirely online! With many disruptions to the ways in which we all live and work, sharing our knowledge and experiences about our profession across generations is more important now than ever. The program will run from June to November, with where mentors and mentees meet to discuss given topics on a fortnightly basis, exploring a range of facets from career goal setting, leadership and emotional intelligence, networking, and more. Mentors and mentees can be expected to make approximately an eight hour time commitment over the length of the program for meetings and preparation for meetings.

The program runs in two streams: (a) undergraduate, for current students or recent graduates, and (b) graduate, for young professionals who are in the workforce and looking to step up their careers.

The feedback from previous participants has been so positive - we strongly encourage you to consider participating in this fantastic program. Read more on the YP Mentoring page on our website or click the links below to apply now!

  • Mentee – click here to apply
  • Mentor – click here to apply


It’s time to celebrate at home or in the office with SSSI & SIBA|GITA as we host the annual Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards ceremony, announcing the oceanic winners from our 2019 season of regional awards. Join us online on Thursday 28 May at 2.30pm AWST.
The APSEAs celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals,  showcasing the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals the surveying and spatial industry has to offer. Projects and individuals attaining recognition through this program are deemed to be outstanding achievers in their field.
Aptly renamed to APSEALIVE just for this year, the ceremony will be held via Zoom which you can log onto and watch from any device.  There is no cost to attend however registration is required.
Click here to register


Join us for our monthly WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings

SSSI members and friends are welcome to attend the monthly SSSI WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings. These meeting are held via Zoom from 5:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month. 

Join us to hear updates from SSSI, Landgate, the LSLB and of course to discuss current surveying issues and trends. If you would like further information about these meetings, please contact 

These meetings are recorded and cadastral points can be claimed for watching the meetings - this offer is available to SSSI members only. If you would like to view past recorded meetings, please email 



Johanna Gastevich
WA Regional Operations Manager

Darren Mottolini                 
WA Regional Chair


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