The Surveying Profession – fragment or unify

Next week one of the biggest surveying and spatial events to take place in Australasia will take place in Sydney, and surveyors are invited to take part and have a say in the future of their profession. The Locate17 and Digital Earth Symposium will feature more than 40 industry exhibitors and Australian and International delegates from government, academia, commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

In line with this, a call has been put out to all surveyors to attend the free Locate17 Market Day on Tuesday 4th April. The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) has issued an open invitation for surveyors—members and non-members alike— to partake in the free event. Among many other things, this will include a discussion entitled “The Surveying Profession – fragment or unify.”

On the show floor virtual reality, drones and multi-GNSS are among the many innovations to be showcased as part of the Start-up Hub at the exhibition. The Start-up Hub is designed to bring innovators and providers of the latest in spatial technologies to spatial scientists, surveyors and decision makers in all levels of business.

At 2.30pm on Tuesday, all surveyors are invited to attend a Land Surveying forum and find out more about some of the current SSSI Land Surveying activities including:

  • National Land Surveying Certification
  • RICS Chartered Surveyor issue
  • CRSBANZ rationalisation of cadastral terms relating to Licensing/Certification, etc.
  • FIG Matters and other international activities
  • Overseas Qualifications Assessment
  • International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMS)
  • International Land Measurement Standards Coalition (ILMS)
  • Draft National Torrens Title Legislation
  • Development of a Land Registry privatisation knowledge base
  • Proposed book on Granville Staplyton Surveyor

This will be followed by the discussion, “The Surveying Profession – fragment or unify”, before concluding with refreshments and networking. Registration for these proceedings are free, but registration is required.

The Locate17 and Digital Earth Symposium will take place over four days from 3-6 April at the newly re-opened Sydney Convention Centre. On Monday 3 April, there will be a number of workshops to attend, on Tuesday the free market day and on Wednesday and Thursday the main conference proceedings will take place.

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