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The spatial sciences profession ( surveyors, map makers and those who work with location information) placed over 60 GPS Marks at significant locations around Queensland during 2009 to commemorate the 150th anniversary and 150 years of surveying.

The marks accurately depict latitude and longitude and provide the public with a means to check the accuracy of their in-car, in-boat and hand-held navigation devices.

The project was launched at the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying in Brisbane on 24 June 2009.

Queensland's early explorers were often surveyors. Local members of SSSI (Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute) Queensland will tell the stories of early surveyors and map makers by placing signs adjacent to many of the GPS Marks and celebrating 150 years of Queensland's history through public events celebrating the past and showcasing the future of the profession.


Address:William Street, Raby Bay Boat Ramp, Cleveland, 4163
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.514944
Long: 153.286611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:2009


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

Commemorative Permanent Survey Mark



Inscription in Proximity

Q150 (1859 - 2009) GPS Mark

Celebrating 150 years of surveying and providing a spatial future in Queensland

In 1840, Janes Warner (son of a master mariner), while surveying the western shores of Moreton Bay, gave name to the area of Cleveland.  In 1851, he surveyed and lodged plans for the town of Cleveland.  James Warner remained a distinguished surveyor until his death in 1884.  His two sons later became respected surveyors.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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