Welcome to SSSI

Annual membership fees for 2014/2015 are now overdue


The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is Australia's peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science.


How Do I Become A Spatial Professional?

Students, upon graduating high school, can begin either tertiary study through their university or they can even do vocational education through another tertiary body like TAFE. Upon completion of these courses, and perhaps beforehand, apply for a job in the area you are studying. This is why networking is so important, and being involved in the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute can introduce you to future employers.





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Strategy 2015

Issued for the information and guidance of all members, office bearers, and staff of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, following endorsement by the Consultative Council and approval by the Board in March, 2012.






Geo Message

Geo Message is SSSI’s official e-newsletter. Released to SSSI members on a monthly basis, each issue keeps you informed about SSSI, the spatial industry, and major spatial events.





SSSI Annual Report 2012-13

The SSSI Annual Report is published yearly and is a report on the activities of SSSI over the 2012-13 financial year. The Annual Report provides a snapshot of the institute’s performance, highlights and challenges. This report was presented at the SSSI Annual General Meeting on the 17th of October 2013.




SSSI Weekly Update

Released each week the SSSI weekly update contains information and links that may be of interest to members.

Industry News



Featured News

SUI Resources Package Survey

A Resource Package is currently being developed for the Subsurface Utility Information (SUI) Standard AS5488 which was published in mid-2013.  This project is designed to assist with...

Institute | 03 Sep, 2014


2014 SSSI Nomination and Election Information

In accordance with the SSSI Constitution nominations are sought from members for the even year Nomination/Election process.  This year elections will be held for the Regions of QLD, ...

Institute | 06 Aug, 2014


Institute News

Report on FIG Congress 2014

A Report by SSSI President John Trinder on the 25th FIG Congress held in Malaysia from 16-21 June 2014 can be found Institute|30 Jun, 2014


Geospatial Technology Competency Model

SSSI has endorsed the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and its promotion 'to all levels of government, private industry, academia, and research bodies' in Australia -

Institute|25 Jun, 2014


Sydney Harbour finally surfacing with 3D images

The team responsible for keeping the Harbour’s busy shipping lanes and berths clear of obstacles have now revealed some of the spectacular 3D images of the Harbour floor and its sur...

Institute|11 Jun, 2014


2014 Spatial Industry Salary Survey

The 2014 Spatial Industry Salary Survey is now open for data input.
SSSI is a partner in the Spatial Industry Statistics Program and seeks your support in com...

Institute|30 May, 2014


Spaceship Earth Exhibition in Sydney

Aerospatial technologies – first prototyped on spacecraft and in war zones and publicly highlighted in films like Gravity and Avatar – are key to an emerging goal among cl...

Institute|20 May, 2014


Featured Events




AURIN Masterclass

Frank Tate Spatial Lab, Bld 189, Melbourne University, Parkville, Victoria


The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) is a $24 million initiative funded by the Australian Government’s Super Science scheme. AURIN provides built environment and urban researchers, designers and planners with infrastructure to facilitate access to a distributed network of aggregated datasets and information services.


This Masterclass will guide participants through the AURIN portal, which includes over 750 datasets directly. The portal securely accesses this data through federated servers from across Australia, including ABS, Geoscience Australia, PSMA and Fairfax’s Australian Property Monitors (APM). Further to this, advanced spatial-statistical and visual analysis routines are provided, to give participants a rapid overview of the urban information landscape


Participants in the Masterclass will be given an introduction into the AURIN portal. AURIN experts will provide hands-on tuition and a comprehensive array of training materials. The Masterclasses are designed as a day-long session, giving participants an opportunity to undertake thematic mapping and more advanced spatial decision support exercises. There is also the opportunity for participants to workshop their own urban methods and projects and understand how AURIN can assist through the provision of data, analytical and visualization capability.




QLD Twilight Seminar Webinar


Twilight Webinar

Cadastral Surveying and interactions the Titles Registry

A series of helpful hints and tips

Over many years the interactions between the surveying profession and the Titles Registry have been limited with the surveying profession usually taking on a lesser role.

As the nature of land development evolves, surveyors are regularly being called upon to provide broader and wider advice with respect to many actions that involve the Titles Registry.

This presentation is aimed at providing a series of helpful hints and tips with respect to many of the dealings that a surveyor may have with the titles registry, ranging from the correct application of s49DA of the Land Title Act 1994 to the requirements of the Body Corporate and Community Titles Act 1994 and reconfiguration of schemes.

The face to face seminar was very well attended. Please join us for this webinar.


President's Message


Locate 2015

Arrangements are now in place for the organization of the Locate 2015 conference from 10-12 March 2015.  It is with pleas...



CEO's Message


This month has been a hectic month with the planning across the Institute of several Regional Conferences and Spatial days not to mention the APSEA dinners across the country. I wish the orga...



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