Scientific topics Positioning Australia
Last updated:7 June 2023
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.
Geoscience Australia offers open-access positioning data and a range of tools and models to help you get the most out of precise positioning.
Geoscience Australia in collaboration with Land Information New Zealand is working to offer precise positioning through a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) called the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network, or SouthPAN.
Positioning Australia offers precise positioning of 3-5 cm accuracy through our network of continuously operating Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) ground reference stations.
Ginan is a key component to the National Positioning Infrastructure Capability (NPIC) and increases positioning accuracy to 3 to 5 centimetres (from 5 to 10 metres) across Australia.
Industry, Academia and Government are using accurate positioning technology through the National Positioning Infrastructure to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
Positioning News is Geoscience Australia’s regular newsletter covering the latest news and developments from the Positioning community, including updates from the Positioning Australia program.
Positioning Australia wants to support the use of accurate and real time data for positioning. We know industry, start-ups, innovators and academia are all vital to enable development and building of new applications for precise positioning.