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On 15 November 2023, ANZLIC members participated in a live webinar for GIS Day. The webinar bought together geospatial leaders from across all levels of government and offered great insights exciting prospects, challenges, and collaborative opportunities that lie ahead in the world of GIS in Australia.

Highlights from the 15 November 2023 ANZLIC meeting include: a discussion with Dr James Johnson, CEO Geoscience Australia, about Geospatial Leadership; an update on the Space and Spatial Industry Growth Roadmap 2030; an update on the Australian Government's Data and Digital Government Strategy; and a briefing from Lisa Bush and Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse following their attendance at the 12th Plenary Meeting of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and The Pacific (UNGGIM-AP).

Highlights from the 28 August 2023 ANZLIC meeting include: a presentation from Tony Wheeler, CEO of the Geospatial Council of Australia, about a new project to undertake an economic impact assessment of geospatial data in Australia; a discussion with Michelle Blicavs from the Association of Consulting Surveyors about the findings and recommendations in the research report into Demand, Supply and Skills Gap for Surveying and Geospatial Professionals 2023-2033; and updates on key initiatives from across government.

Highlights from the 10 May 2023 ANZLIC meeting include: appointment of the ANZLIC Chair and co-Deputy Chairs for the next two year term to mid-2025; a demonstration of the Digital Atlas of Australia; endorsement of ICSM’s Imagery Statement of Direction; presentations from Before you Dig Australia, Australasian Business Advisory Board and Digital Twin Victoria; and the release of the Annual Progress Report on the Updated Roadmap to continue to implement ANZLIC’s Strategic Plan.

ANZLIC has published its Annual Progress Report on the updated roadmap to continue to implement its Strategic Plan 2020-24. The Progress Report highlights the significant achievements across the jurisdictions between May 2022 and May 2023.

Highlights from the November 2022 ANZLIC meeting include an update from SSSI CEO, Tony Wheeler, on the merger of SSSI and SIBA-GITA, a presentation on the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN), a demonstration from the NSW ANZLIC Member, Narelle Underwood, on the recently released Bathurst Spatial Digital Twin, and an update from the Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping, Craig Sandy, on the CRSBANZ National Competency Framework for Graduates and Licensed Surveyors.

Highlights from the August 2022 ANZLIC meeting include a geospatial update from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a presentation on the proof of concept for a New Zealand Property Spine, and Geoscience Australia’s Exploring the Future program. These presentations highlight the extensive progress underway across the jurisdictions to modernise spatial data and make it more open and accessible.

ANZLIC has published its updated roadmap to continue to implement its Strategic Plan 2020-24. The updated roadmap includes activities for implementing on the following priority initiatives: modernising the Foundation Spatial Data Framework, Digital Twins and Space and Spatial. It also includes implementing on priority enablers including skills and capabilities, effective collaboration and engagement, and supporting improved diversity and inclusion.

Peak industry leaders have joined forces to establish a baseline for the state of diversity and inclusion across the space, spatial and surveying profession. Over 1,000 people participated in the inaugural study over a six-week period from 16 August to 20 September 2021, and the early results are in.

It’s time to establish a baseline in diversity and inclusion within the Space, Spatial and Surveying sectors of Australia and New Zealand.