History

The origin of the Spatial Information and Cartography commission begins with AURISA (Australasian Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) a local version of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) which is based in North America.
AURISA was formed to encourage professionalism in the newly emerging discipline of GIS and computer assisted cartography.

In accordance with the federal government's spatial action agenda, AURISA and several other professional bodies were dissolved to become the SSI (Spatial Sciences Institute). To ensure the interests of former members of the founding organisations were still adequately represented, commissions were formed within the institute, representing different professional streams. The Spatial Information Commission for GIS Professionals and the Cartography Commission for Cartographers.

The commissions for Cartography and Spatial Information were then merged together to pool resources and promote efficiency. The spatial information and cartography commission now exists in the current Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

Latest SI+C News

SSSI SICC News - March 2019

SSSI SICC News - March 2019

Find out what is happening with the  SSSI Spatial Information & Cartography Commission (SICC) as of March 2019.

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Fascinating insights into GIS in Local Government

Fascinating insights into GIS in Local Government

On Friday 22 February 2019, SSSI SA was kindly welcomed to the City of Marion for the latest in our series of Local Government Seminars. 

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Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders' remains found at London train station

The remains of the first European to circumnavigate Australia, Captain Matthew Flinders, have been found during an archaeological dig at a London railway terminus more than 170 years after they disappeared.

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