The Spatial Sciences Institute

The Spatial Sciences Institute is a national body catering for the professional people who make up the spatial information industry. It gives a voice to the members of the spatial science community in both the national and international arena. The Spatial Sciences Institute is a national body taking advantage of economies of scale, standardised administrative procedures across the nation, and centralised functions, where that is of advantage to members, but with service delivery maintained at the regional level to ensure the needs of members are understood and met.

There are no barriers to membership of the Institute. Specifically, members are not required to hold an academic qualification. However, training, qualification and experience will be recognised and rewarded through professional certification. Professional standards of conduct and practice are maintained through subscription to a Code of Ethics.

Modern communication technology is utilised to minimise the costs of administering the Institute, to allow members in all regions the opportunity of taking an active part in the administration of the Institute, and to enable national functions to be decentralised.

It is a new body that accommodates the changing nature of the industry while honouring and building upon the traditions, values and history of its founding institutions.

Of interest to students… Bentley Systems, Incorporatedhas signed a agreement with the Australian based Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) to promote student membership of the professional association. Bentley will sponsor SSI Student Membership for full-time students studying a range of Spatial Sciences and Survey courses in Tertiary Educational Institutions in both Australia and New Zealand. The sponsorship will reduce the SSI Student Membership fee to AUD$22 per year, removing any financial barriers to joining.

The Vision: To provide a globally recognised forum for the spatial sciences community that leads, promotes, advocates and delivers excellence.