Organization for this year's WA Surveying and Spatial Information Conference (WASSIC 2011) is well on the way with a bigger and better event being planned, involving for the first time an exhibition area featuring a wide range of suppliers and industry sponsors. The Conference will be held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June 2011.
The program includes special keynote speakers and streamed technical sessions will cater for SSSI's diverse professionals and their common interests.
We have developed a website www.wassic.org.au where you can see progressive information on the conference and access the registration details when they come to hand.
Our first CPD seminar for the year was held on 17 February. The seminar was very well attended and attendees seemed to enjoy networking before and after the seminar. Topics covered were Survey Inspection Issues from Paul Beaver of Landgate; Interest Enquiry System from Keith Anthonisz of Landgate; SSSI Update by Eugene Browne and Gretchen Lumsden from the Institute of Weight and Life Management spoke on Preventing Heart Disease and Diabetes - What your doctor has not told you.
If you were unable to attend and wish to hear these topics you can order a recorded copy by telephoning or emailing the SSSIWA office.
On 21 February the inaugural Engineering Surveying seminar was held at Curtin University. Topics presented were Top 10 Time Management Tips and Tricks by Angie Spiteri of Generating Time; From Cross Section to Point Cloud presented by Wayne Cannell of Main Roads and John McMullen of MAPS; The WA Spatial Cadastral Database - A User Guide for Engineering Surveyors by Murray Dolling from Landgate; and Gretchen Lumsden spoke on Early Detection of Skin Cancer that can save your life.
This seminar was also recorded so if you were unable to attend and wish to hear these topics you can order a recorded copy by telephoning or emailing the SSSIWA office.
Many of the retired surveyors thoroughly enjoyed getting together with old friends and foe at the March luncheon held at Sizzlers Riverton. The next planned get-together will be on 13 September at Sizzlers Innaloo - however by popular request we may have these events more frequently. Watch this space.
Our Regional Gold Systaining Partner, Haefeli-Lysnar, conducted a new technology seminar on 16 March at the Wembley Golf Course. It was a very informative and interesting day full of the latest positional technology information with renowned international presenters, a motivational speaker, and practical hands on sessions. This was followed by the annual HL Golf Championship and networking. Congratulations to Dave Evans and his HL team for putting on a first class event.
With Dave's permission we have recorded this seminar so if you were unable to attend and wish to hear these topics you can order a recorded copy by telephoning or emailing the SSSIWA office.
The Autumn Going Places Seminar held at UWA in the Webb Lecture Theatre was enjoyed by all those who attended. Mike Adams of the AAM Group spoke on the Advancement of Aerial Photography; Peter Muriden of the Department of Water spoke on Managing the Coastal Plain LiDAR Dataset and Dr Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown of the Department of Planning addressed "History in the making" - a career in place. Following refreshments there was a recorded message from Nick Lawrence (SI&C) and Renee Bartolo (RS&P). Alex Saunders of the Department of Planning spoke on "Lots of lots" - GIS Analysis for the Urban Development Program; Mark Taylor of FESA spoke on Coping with Summer - GIS in Emergency Management and to conclude the afternoon Dr Bryan Boruff of UWA's Geography Departemnt spoke about Post-Graduate Value.
The next Going Places Seminar is scheduled for 3 November 2011.