SSSI's Special Interest Groups may be based on a specific grouping of members or on a specific topic or subject. A committee may be established for any special interest group, either at an Institute level, a regional, or a sub-regional level.
A representative from any special interest group may be invited by the Directors to participate at any meeting, Committee, Council or Board of the Institute, at Institute, regional or sub-regional level.
A group of members within the Institute, called the Young Professionals, are 35 years of age and younger. The role of the YPs involves the fostering of membership and growth of the Institute through service delivery to, and representation of, young spatial professionals.
Joel Dillon is the GIS officer at the Indigenous Land Corporation, based in Adelaide. A computer Science graduate from the University of Adelaide, Joel has had over 7 years experience working in the spatial industry in various roles. Joel is the current chair of South Australia's Young Professionals, sits on the South Australia's regional committee, and is a member of the Office of Spatial Policy's Spatial Data Management Group and Indigenous Locations Sub-Group.
31 May, 2011
The current chair of the SSSI Victorian region Robyn McCutcheon has a background in Cartography, GIS and Information management. She has worked for the Victorian government for many years beginning with Vic Roads and is now with the Department of Sustainability and Environment in the Spatial Information Infrastructure section. She is currently working as the project manager for the Victorian Mapping and address service, a web service providing address verification and mapping services to government departments.
31 May, 2011