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Locate17/ISDE10 Conference – 3-6 April – Land Surveying CPD Points

The conference program for the Locate 17/ISDE10 Conference has now been assessed by all the state and territory Surveyor Boards for the allocation of CPD points.



Surveyor Board Allocated CPD Points


See NSW.


Wednesday – 3 Cadastral Points and 3.5 Survey Practice Points for Surveying Stream Only. 6.5 Survey Practice Points for all other Streams.

Thursday - 6 Survey Practice Points for all Streams.


Wednesday 5 April = 6 CPD points

Thursday 6 April = 6 CPD points


CPD not required.


Wednesday - 6 CPD SSSI points. Thursday - 6 CPD SSSI points. Max 12 SSSI endorsed CPD points p.a.


For Tasmanian Registered Land Surveyor professional development requirements Locate 17 will attract one point per hour of attendance under the ‘General Education’ category. Where presentations or workshops in the conference’s Land Surveying and Administration stream are directly applicable to the Tasmanian cadastral surveying environment 1.5 points per hour of attendance at those sessions may be claimed under the ‘Land Survey-related Education’ category.


Wednesday - 6 “Other Category” CPD points. Thursday - 5.5 “Other Category” CPD points.


Attendance at any of the Land Surveying & Administration presentations on Wednesday 5 April between 11.55am and 5.45 pm will earn WA LSLB Cadastral Education CPD points at a rate of one (1) point per hour or part thereof to a maximum of three (3) points.

All other sessions will earn WA LSLB General Education CPD points at the same rate of one (1) point per hour.


All SSSI Non-Land Surveying Commission Members

Wednesday – 6.5 CPD

Thursday – 6 CPD



FIG News – February 2017

SSSI is the Australian Member Association to FIG (International Federation of Surveyors). The following is a brief summary of the latest news from FIG. For a full copy of the latest FIG newsletter CLICK HERE.


Article of the Month

FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors and spatial scientists.


The article in February 2017 is written by Zaid ABUBAKARI, Netherlands, Paul VAN DER MOLEN, Netherlands, Rohan M. BENNETT, Netherlands, Elias DANYI KUUSAANA, GhanaLand consolidation, customary lands, and Ghana’s Northern Savannah Ecological Zone: An evaluation of the possibilities and pitfalls .


This paper was presented at the International Symposium on Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment – held in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 9 – 11 November 2016. The paper demonstrates that Land Consolidation - as an existing and proven approach - can be used very well for future challenges - as mitigation of and adaptation to climate change effects. 


FIG Working Week 2017 - May 29 - June 2 – Helsinki, Finland

The overall theme of the Working Week 2017 will be Surveying the world of tomorrow – From digitalisation to augmented reality.

The program of speakers is being developed and the conference web site is updated regularly.


It is now time to register for the FIG Working Week 2017.


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Chris Malouf

General Manager - SSSI


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