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SSI ACT Invitation

Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 2:35 PM
To: SSI Members <>
Subject: SSI ACT Members - Your MAPS can save lives


Dear SSI Member and interested non-members

Bushfire is the most destructive and life threatening of all the natural disasters that afflict our country.  Canberra and the surrounding region is particularly at risk.

Mapping is an essential component of managing bushfire and other emergencies and you could be making those life saving maps.

If you can

  • operate a simple, user-friendly GIS;

  • work with people under potentially stressful conditions; and

  • leave your home and work for a day or two at short notice

then this is your opportunity do something important.

The Mapping and Planning Support team is gearing up for the coming fire season and we need you. 

Attached is a document explaining what MAPS is and what would be expected of you. It is not onerous. It can be very satisfying. It is important.

If you are interested in volunteering then come along to an information session at

   2.00 pm Saturday 15 December
   NSW Rural Fire Service
   Lake George Zone headquarters
   10 Ellerton Drive

If you are interested but cannot attend the information session then email Frank Blanchfield

Membership of MAPS is not restricted to SSI members.  If you know a non-member who might like to volunteer please pass on this invitation.


Frank Blanchfield
ACT Region
Spatial Sciences Institute
Telephone +61 2 62475468

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