Welcome to SSSI

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

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


Institute News

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


OZRI registration now open


More than 500 geospatial experts will flock to the iconic Adelaide Oval this ...

Institute|15 May, 2014


Aerial imagery now online for reuse

Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson today announced New Zealand’s most current publicly owned aerial imagery, covering 95 per cent of the country, is now available online.&...

Institute|05 May, 2014


Featured Event




Tasmania State Conference

White Sands Estate - 21554 Tasman Highway, Ironhouse Point


The SSSI Tasmania Regional Committee is proud to bring you this year's Regional Conference to be held at White Sands Estate on the east coast of Tasmania. The event has an excellent field of presenters for Saturday, a range of workshops on Friday and the joint SSSI and SIBA Tasmanian Spatial Excellence Awards Dinner on Saturday night.

With the event being held in such a beautiful part of the State, why not make it a weekend away for the family. There will be a bus trip on Saturday and there are many other activities available to non-participants of the conference.


President's Message


The 25th FIG Congress successfully held in Malaysia from 16-21 June 2014


It was a very r...



CEO's Message


As the 2014 financial year comes to a close and the Fifth Anniversary of the Institute passes, I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of our volunteers.  Without you the inst...



Institute Partners