Geo Message (August 2011)

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Dear SSSI NSW Members,

I hope you are finding events coming up which meet your interests: September is proving to be a busy month!

Two big full day events are planned in September by your SSSI NSW Committee members:

- 9th Sept: GIS and Spatial Applications in Engineering

- 23rd Sept: Spatial Data Infrastructures and Metadata


And don't forget the Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information Awards Night on the 24th September.

More detailed information on these events is provided below or register at


Non-members Welcome to Subscribe to the Monthly NSW Event Email

We have quietly put on the NSW site a location where non-members can join our monthly events email. A number of people take a wait and see approach to joining an organisation like SSSI for different reasons including: costs, independence, already being a member of another organisation etc.  Well if you are one these people or know others who aren’t members but are interested in what we do, I suggest you join our NSW event email list. It will give you a summary of all events in NSW and ACT with SSSI, ISNSW and MSIA.

Are you part of a regional GIS or spatial group?  Have your event broadcast through our event email. Contact We need from you: title, abstract or blurb about the event of 2-5 sentences, where, when, cost and contact details and don’t forget a website we can link people too.

In chatting to different surveying and spatial professionals I am interested to find out their thoughts about the profession, SSSI and their interests. Without knowing these things we, the NSW Region Committee, are unable to run events and activities that meet these needs. Please don’t be shy in providing feedback via

Warwick Hehir
On behalf of the NSW Region Committee. 


Nominations for NSW Region Committee Membership 2011-13

If you have a passion for the spatial profession and would like to contribute to the organisation of events and activities: make your mark and progress the profession, not only for the SSSI membership but throughout NSW.

Nominations are now sought for volunteers to represent the SSSI NSW members on the NSW Region Committee and National Commission Committees (Spatial Information and Cartography, Hydrography, Engineering and Mining Surveying). Nomination forms are available here.

For further information regarding the committee please contact the current chair at

NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Friday, 26 August 2011


Upcoming Events

See the SSSI Events Calendar  for a complete listing of events.

Do you have some ideas for an event? Contact us at

GIS and Spatial Applications in Engineering - 9 September

Are you a spatial professional contributing on engineering projects?  We would like to hear from you. Planning is underway to organise an event to bring spatial and engineering professionals together to discuss collaborative projects and demonstrate examples of best practice.


Event code: NSW023

When: 9 September

Where: Auditorium, Engineers Australia, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas St, Chatswood

Cost: Members $100, Non-members $150

Bookings: Click here 


Spatial Data Infrastructures and Metadata - 23 September

A Metadata Vendor Challenge will be held on Friday, 23rd September 2011 at Land & Property Information (LPI) Queens Square, Sydney.  This event is being organised by SSSI NSW and has the official support of LPI NSW.  This challenge will ask specific questions to each of the vendors regarding compatibility of their metadata software and the NSW Spatial Data Catalogue and Australian Spatial Data Directory (ASDD).  The event is open to all spatial professionals with an interest in metadata.   

Event Code: NSW022

When:  23rd September

Where:  Rolleston Room, Queens Square LPI

Cost:  Free

Bookings: Click here

Further Information: Refer brochure

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