The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Conference 2011 which is being held in Wellington, New Zealand, will also be the venue for the SSSI staff meeting. Eugene Browne and Faye Scorer will be attending which means the WA office will be unattended from Monday 21 November to Friday 25 November inclusive.
It is the time of year for more social events:
We are very pleased to announce that Scanalyse Pty Ltd in conjunction with Curtin University and CRC for Spatial Information for winners in the Innovation and Commercialisation category of the APSEA awards for their project "Commercialisation of MillMapper by Scanalyse". We extend our congratulations to all parties.
The CIG met on the 25th October and the meeting focused on feedback required for Strata Title reform regarding Termination of Survey Strata Schemes which was provided through Ed McKinnon back to CTAC. Colin advised that Don Abbey's SP1 proposal will be considered by the Cadastral Commission.
Fourteen teams enjoyed the November corporate bowls event at the Morley/Noranda Recreation Club on a perfect night. Overall winners were Statewest with team members Ron and Barb Rogers, David Randolph and Paul Incerti. Once again our thanks goes to Graeme Marion who organized the event and sponsors Cottage and Engineering Surveyors.
An interesting debate on the calibration and vertification of GPS was led by Don Abbey which led into the proposed new SP1 document. SSSIWA has agreed to circulate Don's SP1 proposal to ESIG for comment and feedback.
Our final metropolitan LSC CPD seminar held at Curtin Univer5sity on 17 November was very well attended with over 120 member in attendance. Michael Kuhn spoke on Mean Sea Level changes around Australia from satellite altimetry and tide gauge readings with some outstanding conclusions; Colin Shipp spoke on training the next generation and teh various responsibilities of the parties involved in Professional Training Agreement; Adam Henry, a Curtin University student, spoke on his research regarding cadastral survey mark longevity, emphasizing the importance of careful placement and material selection, and finally Don Abbey highlighted the theory of calibration of GPS instruments as well as speaking on his proposed alternate industry standard for control surveys to replace SP1. We are most grateful to those who took time out of their busy schedule to address their colleagues.
SSSC Conference - 21-25 November, Wellington, New Zealand
Cadastral Interest Group Meeting - 29 November, SSSIWA office
YP/WinGIT Quiz Night - 1 December, Noranda/Morley Recreation Club
OmniSTAR-SSSIWA Golf morniing - 5 December, Burswood Golf Course
SICC Breakfast Committee Meeting - 8 December
Going Places Seminar - 8 December, Webb Theatre, Geography Department, UWA
Regional Management Committee Meeting - 12 December, SSSIWA office
Christmas Sundowner - 19 December, SSSIWA office