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.








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.

Featured News

Congratulations to all 2013 APSEA Winners

The 2013 APSEA awards dinner was held on Tuesday evening, April 8 at Parliament House. The dinner presented an entertainment filled event allowing delegates to unwind and celebrate the succes...

Institute | 10 Apr, 2014


AURIN masterclass announced as Locate14 event

The Spatial Information and Cartography Commission of the SSSI is presenting the first AURIN masterclass on Monday 7 April from 10 am to 4 pm, to coincide with Locate14.

Institute | 04 Apr, 2014


Institute News

Journal of Spatial Science Access

The Journal of Spatial Science (TJSS) is a peer-reviewed journal in the Mapping Sciences that is published twice yearly in March and September by Taylor & Francis (T&F).

Institute|04 Apr, 2014


Entries open for 2014 Esri Young Scholars Award

The Institute|17 Mar, 2014


Locate14 Program released

The Locate14 program has been released. The program can be found Institute|04 Mar, 2014


Locate14: Open Spatial Data Panel

Spatial industry leaders to discuss ‘Open Spatial Data: Behind the Policy Challenge’ at Locate14 Conference panel session.

A much anticipated sessio...

Institute|27 Feb, 2014


See You @ Locate Competition

The See You @Locate14 competition will officially launch this week, providing industry professionals the opportunity to join the #Locate14 excitement - ahead of the premier spatial conference...

Institute|20 Feb, 2014


Feature Event


No feaured event scheduled.


President's Message


The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is approaching the age of 5 years old having been formed from the amalgamation of the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) and The Institution ...



CEO's Message


With one week to go until Locate 14 and the National APSEA 2013 Awards dinner, I would like to single out the APSEA 2013 - Individual Finalists and congratulate them on their nomination.&...



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