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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.

Workshops on Japan's latest satellite technology to highlight opportunities for Australian businesses

01 February 2018

Geoscience Australia will help deliver workshops on industrial applications of Japan's Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) to be held in Sydney (6 February) and Melbourne (8 February) 2018. 

Trial of positioning technology across nine industries

10 April 2017

Geoscience Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) are looking for Australian businesses in nominated industries who are interested in improving the capability of their positioning technology.

Technology companies join Australian national positioning project

10 February 2017

Geoscience Australia announced today that technology companies GMV, Inmarsat and Lockheed Martin have joined Australia's two-year national positioning project.

Geoscience Australia A/CEO statement on funding for national positioning project

17 January 2017

I welcome the Australian Government's announcement that it will invest $12 million over three years to improve the capability of Australia's positioning infrastructure.

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