Message from the Chair of SIBA|GITA
How’s your mindset? It can be difficult keeping a positive frame of mind in today’s challenging business environment. As the country battles with COVID, many of us are tested on both personal and professional levels. I hope you are staying safe as we look towards new horizons for growth in coming months and fight our way out of the pandemic.
SIBA|GITA has been working to strengthen our relationship and collaborate with SSSI to capitalise on opportunities for the sector. Many of you attended our recent online join consultation session for SPACE+SPATIAL Industry Growth Roadmap 2030. It was clear that the outlook for our sectors is unbounded. At our Victoria and Queensland branch meetings, members discussed the hot topics -from artificial intelligence and global data trends to native title, workforce issues, technology and innovation. SIBA|GITA members are spatial’s forward-thinkers, and we are ready to take advantage of the opportunities.
At grass roots, you can contribute to workforce advancement for our industry by taking part in the survey for the Inclusion@Work index which closes on 14 September. We want to benchmark ourselves for future space, spatial and surveying professionals.
It’s always uplifting to connect with our peers in the industry and we will be continuing to bring you branch events, webinars and conferences like Locate 2022 to put a professional spark in your day. Have a look at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards program of events near you to find creative, professional inspiration.
Looking forward to connecting with you,
Members support SPACE+SPATIAL online session
Thank you to the participants who joined us for the consultation session for the SPACE+SPATIAL Industry Growth Roadmap 2030 and who provided feedback on the key issues identified. If you were unable to attend the online session, or would like to view it again, please view the recording here.
SIBA|GITA and SSSI will be organising additional sector specific SPACE+SPATIAL Online webinars over the next few months. Details of these webinars will be circulated over the coming weeks. Be part of the national conversation!
QLD branch event @qldaihub
Thanks to the Queensland AI Hub we held an excellent branch event bringing together some of the leading innovative businesses and thinkers in QLD spatial sector to meet with Dr Sue Keay, CEO Queensland AI Hub (pictured). Special thanks also to speaker Tim Neale, from DataFarming for his presentation.
A special shout out to attendees Dr Riya Aggarwal, Peter James, SSSI Fellow Dr Dipak Paudyal, Ian Mathieson, Pierre Kurth, John Lockton, Lee Hellen, SIBA|GITA Chair Alistair Byrom, SIBA|GITA General Manager Danika Bakalich and Bryan McLennan.
Diversity Inclusion Survey closes 14 Sept
Do you work in the space, spatial or surveying industry? Take part in the Inclusion@Work index aimed at getting a better understanding of the makeup of the sector. ressing issues.
By taking part in the 2021 Inclusion@Work Index, you will also be providing opportunity for future space, spatial and surveying professionals to measure the progress and impact and compare findings to national benchmarks.
The questionnaire is open from the 17 August until the 14 September 2021. The survey will take a maximum of 15 minutes to complete
Australians have experienced significant impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic socially and economically. State and Territory Governments as well as the Federal Government continue to evaluate the situation and provide direction and support for businesses. Ensure you are on top of daily updates by accessing feedback directly from Government websites. Learn more
Data is important as you well know. We need your latest data provided in the Members Portal of your website. Please make sure you logon and update your details.
Members only content: Make sure you take a look at the members portal and see some industry papers and Member digital assets for your use as a member.
✍️ If you have any papers you’ve produced that you would like to share to SIBA|GITA members, please send them through as we’d be happy to make them available on the Members Portal. Just send it through to our email.
Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) webinar
To those that attended the first session of the Victorian breakfast series we say thanks for joining us.
This first webinar in the series featured Luke Belfield, Brenton O’Rourke, Dr Haydn Read and Charles Moscato and can now be viewed online by those unable to attend the event.
ANZLIC's new Chair
ANZLIC is delighted to announce that Land Use Victoria’s Chief Executive, Melissa Harris, has made history, becoming the first female to be appointed its Chair.
Melissa Harris is a town planner who has worked in state and local government for over 30 years.
Geocentric datum of Australia
Geoscience Australia and the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) established and released a new Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020) to address tectonic plate shifts since the last update in the mid 1990's.
Updates to TMR’s Geospatial data and systems began earlier this year and a full adoption of GDA2020 is currently scheduled to be completed by late 2021.
While the impacts of moving to GDA2020 should be minimal, it will change how data is captured and the way TMR uses Geospatial systems, equipment and data., As you can imagine these updates cover a broad range of stakeholders and your support in circulating this information within your organisation is greatly appreciated.
This change may impact some areas more than others and want to make sure industry is supported through this transition. If you would like to provide any feedback about the upcoming changes, please contact the project team via email by Friday 17 September 2021. Your feedback will help TMR better understand potential issues and minimise any risks during this transformation.
Permanent marks service
Permanent marks are required in new estates to support ongoing surveying of property boundaries, construction and mapping. See member resources for fact sheet.
Survey Marks Enquiry Service: Information about all permanent marks in Victoria is available at no cost through the SMES interactive online application at Survey Marks Enquiry Service
Landmark investment to create state-wide digital twin of Victoria
Victoria is set to become a global leader in digital innovation and location-based intelligence, with its State Government announcing a record investment of $35.2 million in digital twin technology and spatial innovation over the next three years.
Digital twins bring together huge amounts of data on a single platform to create a digital simulation of the real world. This makes it easy for government, industry, education and the community to access accurate and up to date information, in a user-friendly format in one online place.
Federal Government data strategy 2021-2024
Take a look at the Federal Government’s Data Strategy 2021-2024. A strategy that builds on the achievements and lessons learned from implementing previous data strategies which will guide the Government through next phase of evolution with a data-driven focus.
Federal Government cybersecurity strategy $1.67b
Securing our economic prosperity through cybersecurity. The Federal Government Cyber Security Strategy 2020 discussion paper talks about reforms to strengthen the cyber security of Australia’s digital economy. Submissions open till 27 August 2021.
Good luck to both Lee Hellen Land Solution Australia and Ross Lewin, Outline Global who are nominated for the Pearcey Award Entrepreneur of the Year. Tim Neale, Owner DataFarming won the Pearcy Queensland Award in 2019. Read more
APSEA Tasmania conference coming up
The SSSI Tasmania Regional Committee is pleased to announce our annual conference is back in person in 2021! Join us at the Launceston Tramsheds on Friday 3 September. The Tasmanian Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards dinner will also be held in conjunction with the conference, celebrating the outstanding work being undertaken across the region. Learn more
Save the date for the next webinar in our breakfast series on 16 September: 'Council and utility collaboration - what does it mean to share data? '
The series’ aim is to give our members an opportunity to learn more about how utilities have adapted their work practices to reflect this document and to help facilitate discussions around how the SIBA members can support such adaptations.
QLD branch event
16 September 4-6pm Brisbane
Mark Lamont IPWEAQ
Mark has been with IPWEAQ for 4 years and is the Director, Information; Resources. Mark comes from an academic background having worked as a researcher and lecturer in humanities at a number of Australian universities. Mark has been central to the development of the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre, and has also worked tirelessly on iMPACT, the Native Title and Cultural Heritage Portal and Compliance Tool.
Asia Pacific City Summit
8 - 12 September 2021, Brisbane, QLD.
The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum is the region’s premier Summit that brings together one of the largest number of city leaders with the best and brightest in business. Today, cities are increasingly recognised as key influencers, connectors and contributors to the global economy and the Summit is the platform for connection and knowledge exchange.
National Roads & Traffic Expo
15 - 16 September 2021, Sydney, NSW.
The National Roads & Traffic Expo is where road authorities, local government and the industry’s largest private organisations meet to find new suppliers, partners and decision-makers involved in civil construction, traffic management, road maintenance, operations and asset management of roads, bridges, tunnels across Australia.
Registrations are now open, and attendance is free.
The 12th Australian Space Forum
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.
Supported by the Australian Space Agency, the South Australian Space Industry Centre and SmartSat CRC, this edition will provide the perfect opportunity to stimulate ideas, share information about emerging technologies and network with space sector leaders and the broader community.
Participants will be able to attend in-person or virtually.
Spatial Information Day & APSEA SA
17 September 2021
Spatial Information Day & APSEA-SA 2021 is taking place on Friday 17 September at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Spatial Information Day is is a once-in-a-year opportunity to discover and network with potential employers in the spatial industry, and provides a platform for you to learn from local, interstate and international delegates, speakers and exhibitors. Following Spatial Information Day, the APSEA SA gala dinner event will be taking place.
USQ Surveying and Spatial Science Student Conference
22 September 2021
Each year approximately 100 third and fourth year surveying students participate in their final year conference travelling from all parts of Australia. At the conference the final year students present the findings from their research projects to an audience of their peers and industry professionals. Learn more
IPWEA Queensland national conference
12-14 October 2021, Cairns Convention Centre.
SIBA|GITA members are offered a 20% discount to register for the conference. Please email us for your discount code to register! Learn more.
Location in Action: Positioning the nation for a brighter future
24 - 26 May 2022 Canberra, ACT
Each year, the Locate conference attracts national and international delegates from within and outside the spatial & surveying industry. As Australia’s premier spatial & surveying conference, Locate provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and applications in geospatial technologies.
We're always on the lookout to share what our members are doing - if you know of something going on that you're proud to work on, or want to tell us about a project that excites you, drop us a line.
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