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Precise positioning a huge boost to Australian economy: report
Government investment in precise positioning infrastructure will have injected an additional half a billion dollars into the economy by 30 June 2038, according to a new report commissioned by Geoscience Australia.
Geoscience Australia leads Australian delegation at UN-GGIM
Geoscience Australia recently led the Australian delegation to the 13th session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.
Ginan brings greater enhancements to precise positioning with version 2 release
Ginan, a home-grown suite of open-source tools that is used to analyse GNSS data in real-time has been given a boost with enhancements to provide users with real-time processing of observations from all the GNSS constellations without differencing or combining the data.
Trusted Environmental and Geological Information Program repository to support sustainable future
A new repository of geological and environmental data for key basin regions in Queensland and South Australia will help safeguard the environment while securing Australia’s low-emissions future.
Our position on the globe is essential to everyday life. Positioning allows us to locate ourselves in the world and get to where we want to go. Satellite positioning technologies have enabled the precise navigation and positioning we rely on at the touch of a button, from smartphones to autonomous vehicles. Geoscience Australia is bringing the benefits of space-based technology down to earth, through our precise positioning capability. Our vision is to help Australia prosper by fostering a world-leading positioning capability accessible to all Australians.
Exploring for the Future
Australia has a rich history in the exploration and development of resources. Discovery of new minerals, energy and groundwater resources, and improving management of our precious groundwater, is vital to supporting our communities, creating jobs and transitioning Australia to a low carbon future.
- A national program of Geoscience Australia
- Growing our understanding of Australia's geology
- Established in 2016