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National Positioning Infrastructure Capability newsletter 7

17 December 2018

Latest updates on the Positioning for the Future program.

Construction industry latest to trial new global positioning technology

10 December 2018

Construction is the latest of 10 industry sectors to see significant improvements through increased safety and also greater productivity from a trial of advanced satellite-based positioning.


Airservices Australia tests new satellite navigation system in regional centres

20 July 2018

Airservices Australia has successfully trialled a new, advanced satellite navigation system aimed at improving safety and efficiency at regional and rural airports.

National Positioning Infrastructure Capability newsletter 6

20 June 2018

There have been significant developments in the Positioning for the Future program that I`m excited to update you on.


Sharper GPS to aid autonomous driving

09 May 2018

Driverless cars get $225m budget boost to make GPS accurate to within centimetres.


Budget lift-off for Royal Flying Doctors Service

09 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has welcomed the budget's $260m in funding for global positioning system (GPS) technology and satellite imagery.

CEO statement on Budget 2018-19

09 May 2018

I welcome the Australian Government's commitment in Budget 2018-19 to invest over $260 million in Geoscience Australia's work to develop world leading capabilities and technology that will help shape the future of industry and business in Australia.


Satellite technology improving safety and efficiency in our skies

26 April 2018

Air transport in remote and regional Australia is set to be transformed by a new satellite positioning technology currently being trialled by Geoscience Australia.



Smooth sailing for satellite positioning technology trial

26 March 2018

Mega liner Ovation of the Seas is the latest vessel to test highly accurate positioning technology, as part of the trial of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the Australasian region.

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