Next Generation Datum Webinar


Next Generation Datum Webinar - NSW, LSC

Right Tick


Tue, 23 Feb 2016


Tue, 23 Feb 2016


1300 - 1400


Kelly Rischmiller,



CPD Points


Event Code



Webinar - online

  • SSSI Member

    $ 35

  • SSSI Retired

    $ 0

  • SSSI Student

    $ 0

  • Non Member

    $ 60

  • Alliance Rate

    $ 35

Registrations are now closed. Please contact the event coordinator for further assistance.

Australia is modernising its datum with a dual frame approach in a two stage process. For stage 1, on January 1, 2017 a new and more rigorous national adjustment will be undertaken with the coordinates projected to a reference date of 1 January 2020 as a conventional static datum. Horizontal coordinates will shift by approximately 1.8 metres. Stage 2 is proposed to commence on 1 January 2020, with a new time dependent reference frame with respect to the global International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF). Importantly, a conventional static datum will also be retained in perpetuity, unless it becomes obvious that it is no longer needed.


This webinar will introduce the concept of uncertainty and describe the evolution of datums in Australia. Important terms such as Earth fixed vs Plate fixed datums will be explained with examples. Transformations between datums and across time will be presented as a way of reinforcing the need for this new modernised datum. This webinar will be suitable for Geospatial professionals and Surveyors.


About the Presenter

Dr Craig Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in Surveying/ GPS/ Geodesy in the Surveying and Geospatial Engineering group at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the South Australian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Surveying in 1988. He began his career as a private surveyor in Adelaide and has since worked as a Geodetic Engineer at UNAVCO, USA involved with GPS for geodynamic studies in Nepal, Ethiopia, Argentina and Indonesia. He worked as a scientific assistant at the GeoForschungsZentrum, Germany where his main focus was orbit determination and prediction for a number of geodetic research satellites. He completed his PhD thesis on volcano monitoring using low-cost GPS networks in March 2002. He has lectured at RMIT University in Melbourne for two years. His current research interests involve implications of datum modernisation and leveraging CORS infrastructure for practical application to surveying and geospatial information as well as applications of UAVs.



This webinar is available to all across Australia & NZ. Times for your State and Territory are:

  • 1 to 2pm AEDT (NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
  • 12 to 1pm AEST (QLD)
  • 12:30 to 1:30pm ACDT (SA)
  • 11:30 to 12:30pm ACST (NT)
  • 10 to 11am AWST (WA)
  • 3 to 4pm NZDT (NZ)

CPD Points

1 SSSI CPD Point

1 Survey Practice Point, SSSINSW177

1 FPET Point in the category "Other", SSSINSW177

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If you cannot attend the webinar at this time but would still like to view it, please register for the event and you will receive a recording of the webinar via email to view in your own time.

Once you have registered you will receive an email with instructions on how to view the webinar. This will be emailed to you close to the webinar date.



All prices displayed here are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST (Goods and Services Tax) where applicable. All transactions are processed in Australian dollars (AUD).

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