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The Association of Public Authority Surveyors was formed in 1994 as a non-profit organisation to bring together surveyors employed by Public Authorities in NSW.

As the Association evolved it has grown to include surveyors and closely allied spatial information professionals employed by Public Authorities in both New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

The meeting of members at an Annual Conference provides continual professional development for its members. The Association provides a means of communication between surveyors and spatial information professionals in all levels of Government to increase their knowledge and efficiency.

The Association will be the vehicle for cooperation between various organisations to promote surveying and spatial science practice, land policies, surveying and spatial information systems and related applications.

As a cooperating association of the Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW) and through its involvement with the Board of Surveyors and Spatial Information (BOSSI), APAS has a significant voice in the wider surveying and spatial information community.

APAS also supports universities and TAFEs by providing annual prizes for students and sponsoring student presentations at the annual conference. The advancement and encouragement of students both to join and participate in the profession is considered fundamental to the Association.


OBJECTIVES OF APAS

The Objectives of the Association as outlined in the APAS Constitution shall be:

  • To provide continuing professional development to its members.
  • To promote sound policies and knowledge development in the fields of surveying and spatial science practice, land policies, surveying and spatial information systems and related applications.
  • To support and cooperate with kindred bodies in all matters affecting the interests of the surveying and spatial information profession.
  • To hold an Annual Conference including the Annual General Meeting.
  • To hold an Annual Dinner including the Grant Kilpatrick Memorial Lecture.

More information can be viewed in the current APAS CONSTITUTION.

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Latest Member Notices

  • APAS2022 - A Great Success!

    March 2022

    The APAS2022 conference was a great success with a noticeable buzz as we were finally able to reconnect in person after three years. It attracted 200 delegates (including 30 via the live stream) with 47% of delegates from private industry.

    Congratulations to Jonathon Smith (DCS Spatial Services) for winning the Keith Haddon Memorial Prize for the best conference paper with “Updating SCIMS with DEM-sourced AHD heights across NSW”.

    The conference proceedings are now available in the Resources section of this website.

    I would like to take this opportunity to again thank all presenters and our gala dinner speaker Dr Craig Roberts for contributing to a very interesting and diverse program. We very much appreciate your efforts because without you we wouldn’t be able to organise such a successful event every year.

    Next year’s conference, APAS2023, will be held in Coffs Harbour on 20-22 March 2023. Please consider volunteering yourself, a colleague or friend to present at APAS2023. To register your interest to present, please contact me. A call for abstracts will follow in due course.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

    Kind Regards,

    Dr Volker Janssen

    APAS Publications Officer, Technical Program Chair & Editor of the Conference Proceedings

    Email: publications@apas.org.au 

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