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Last updated:15 March 2024

Positioning Australia is delivering accurate, reliable and real-time positioning capability for all Australians About Positioning Australia

Geoscience Australia is the national focal point for coordination of geodetic information and data and is working with state agencies, the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) and industry groups towards the provision of the best possible data.

Geoscience Australia maintains a national network of geodetic observatories which forms part of a global observatory network.

Positioning Australia

Positioning Australia accelerates the adoption and development of positioning technology and applications in Australia. By enhancing the accuracy and reliability of positioning in Australia, we will enable innovative technologies across a range of industries and accelerate economic growth.

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Australian Geospatial Reference System

The Australian Geospatial Reference System is the collection of datums, infrastructure, standards and models required for accurate and reliable 4D positioning.

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Geodesy monitors the horizontal and vertical motion of the Australian landmass and contributes data to the global scientific effort to monitor the Earth's changing shape and motion.

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Australian Government and international obligations governing Geoscience Australia's earth monitoring activities.

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