Q150 GPS Mark Print Page
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 of Queensland 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:||Macintyre St, Gunsynd Statue, Goondiwindi, 4390|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.549689|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1859|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2009|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2009|
Commemorative Permanent Survey Mark
Q150 ( 1859 - 2009) GPS MAark
Celebrating 150 years of surveying and providing a spatial future in Queensland
Surveyor George Love Pratten was the first to survey the town of Goondiwindi. His survey is presented on plan G471 dated 30 / 3/ 1860. Pratten was born circa 1831 and died in 1915. Pratten trained as a surveyor under James Warner and conducted a large number of surveys throughout Queensland. Pratten Street commemorates his name