Geo Message (Feb 2011)



Continuing from our 2010 focus on careers in Spatial, we would like to bring your attention to the GeoSpatial Revolution Project. Linking Spatial information to everyday life, there some fascinating short videos available!

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Message from our Queensland Region Chair


Well haven’t we all had a busy start to the year? Hopefully most of you survived our two Natural Disasters in tact, and for those of you who didn’t I hope that your clean up is well underway. If you are keen on helping with the surveying and spatial projects being coordinated by the Joint Natural Disaster Response Committee (JNDRC) please register your interest here. If your home or business suffered damage and you’d like a hand with the clean up, please contact me at

In some exciting news, our rather old and archaic SSSI website is due for an overhaul, and will be live in July of this year. The new website will give us a more interactive member portal, forums and a new and improved membership database.  If you have any ideas about how you’d like the website to work, please contact me or the SSSI head office.

This year is going to be a great one for CPD. We’ve identified that we need to provide more integrated CPD, and provide better services to our regional members. One of the first of these new events is being kicked off by the Young Professionals’ Emerging Spatial Technologies (EST) Workshop, first up in Gladstone on the 13th April and then on to Townsville on 15th April.

There’s plenty more exciting things happening around the traps, including a review of the Spatial Technologies in Schools program, and some serious and strong movement to get federal funding to market our professions to the masses, but if I tell you them all now, I won’ have anything to talk to you about when I write my next report!

Over and out until next time

Chris McAlister


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