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The Australasian magazine of surveying, mapping & geo-information
from the editor
This issue of Position was one of the most
enjoyable to put together, and a very meaningful
one for me personally.
There’s something in the process of writing about
technology that makes you realise things that are not
immediately obvious. This issue I explored the future
of automated vehicles and the big steps Australia
and New Zealand are taking towards it. In doing so
I realised my own preconceptions of such a future
go all the way back to childhood television, and an
optimistic little cartoon known as The Jetsons (turn
to page 30 for more on that).
As with every issue, I learned a lot from the articles
submitted. In “Manned v Unmanned” (page 22) I
discovered the little fanfare received for advancements
in manned aerial surveying and the misconceptions this
is breeding in the face of a very loud drone industry.
I also learned about the future of education and
what will inspire the next generation of surveyors and
spatial scientists in a Q&A with Mrs Kerry Wallace-
Massone (page 14). As an educator and very close
acquaintance of mine, she taught me the value of
young students’ passion and the reason why we need to encourage more young women
to consider careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
On a solemn note for me personally, this will be my last address as editor of
Position. The two and a half years I have spent at this post has been one of the most
rewarding periods of my life, so it took a great deal of deliberation on my part to make
the decision to move on.
Part of the reason is that I have been so inspired by the work I have come across
in Position and Spatial Source that I no longer want to just be another observer to
the manifold changes we are seeing in technology and business. I want to be a part of
them. I will still be creating content, but hopefully I will be working more closely with
the innovators that are inspiring change. I hope to have the opportunity to sink my
teeth deeper into subjects and create something genuinely unique to help bring about
benefits to the wider community. What exactly that will entail, I’m not yet entirely sure.
To everyone I have met during my time as editor, as well as those I have not had the
opportunity to meet, thank you. Thank you for the surprisingly positive feedback, for
being my proofreaders when I was too rushed and the enduring passion you all have
for your industry. To keep in touch, feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Position and the many more to come.
October/November 2017 – Issue #91
Features: Resources & Mining; 3D Modelling & BIM;
Planning & Infrastructure
Position is the only independent magazine for spatial
sciences, surveying, GIS, government and other mapping
professionals to be circulated nationally across both Australia and New Zealand. It
covers the acquisition, manipulation and presentation of geo-data in a wide range
of industries including agriculture, disaster management, government, smart cities,
environmental management and resources.
Published: 12 October 2017
Advertising booking deadline: 18 September
Advertising material deadline: 21 September
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