President's Report March 2018


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The last month we spent a lot of time to interview and appoint a new CEO.  In an email message to our Members, I have introduced Peter Olah to you all, but for this Geo Message this month we will have him make his own introduction - please see CEO Report.

President's Email Message to Members

SSSI appoints new CEO, Peter Olah - Spatial Source Article

Remote Sensing  & Photogrammetry Commmission

After we lost the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Commission Chair, the commission found themselves without someone to drive the committee.  We have now gone through the process to re-establish the committee and I am excited to say that Petra HelmHolz has accepted the role.  She will be assisted by Dipak Paudyal and Bruce Forester to take up the reigns.  Good luck to you Petra!

Locate18 & GeoSmart Asia 18

Locate ’18 is fast approaching  (April 9-11 - Adelaide) and I am looking forward to meeting our Members who will be in attendance.  This year Locate18 has joined forces with GeoSmart Asia 2018 for a special combined event..  As advised in the Spatial Source Article on 24 January, the recently released 2026 Spatial Industry Growth and Transformation Agenda will form a roadmap for the development of the national spatial industry in the decade to come, and combining of the two key geospatial conferences in the Asia-Pacific will play a key role in establishing the initial control point, upon which the agenda will build.  This is an exciting time to take part and I hope you all find great value in attendance.

For further information and to register please see:


Gabriel van Wyk
Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

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