Geo Message (September 2011)

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Dear SSSI NSW Members,


I hope you are finding events coming up which meet your interests.

Two exciting events are still to come in September:


- 9th Sept: Spatial Data Infrastructures and Metadata Workshop

- 24th Sept: Excellence in Surveying and Spatial Information Awards Night.

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



Nominations which called for NSW region committee members at the end of August will see a new NSW Region Committee come together for a face-to-face meeting in October. Joining the Committee will be Wayne Patterson and Richard Cullen. The October meeting should see plans developed for the next 12 months' events and activities, the election of members to Committee positions and representative roles.
Whilst nominations for the NSW Region Committee Membership 2011-13 are now closed, there are still vacancies on the Committee; so 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. For further information please contact the NSW Regional Executive Officer Kylie Mayne at 

GIS in Engineering

The GIS in Engineering event held on 9th September, was by all reports a success with very good feedback from attendees.  The aim of the day was to share information on the application of geographic information systems and spatial data and skills in engineering projects. Of particular interest to participants were the talks on subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and asset management. These saw talks on the tools used, the projects and the evolving standards of SUE. Integration was also a theme of the day, with talks demonstrating how to break down the 'wall of mystery' between the disciplines and share data and information between systems (CAD, GIS etc) and organisations.


Presentations from the day are now available on-line here.

Plans are underway to roll out this workshop to other locations - be sure to visit the SSSI NSW website for details of future events.

Warwick Hehir
On behalf of the NSW Region Committee. 


Upcoming Events


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

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


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 (N.B. This event is fully booked, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list please email

Further Information: Refer brochure

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