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Last updated:19 October 2023
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Positioning Australia news
Latest news from the Positioning Australia program.
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.
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.
Australia & New Zealand sign major contract with Inmarsat for new SouthPAN satellite service
Every major industry across Australia and New Zealand, from transport and construction to resources and agriculture, will gain positioning and navigation benefits from the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network’s (SouthPAN) new satellite service.
SouthPAN early Open Services are live
Industry can now access the benefits of accurate and reliable positioning services from the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN), with early Open Services live as of 26 September 2022.
Australia & New Zealand advance world-class satellite positioning
Businesses, farmers and first responders across Australia and New Zealand will reap the benefits from greater satellite positioning accuracy with the award of an AUD$1.18 billion, 19-year contract to bring the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN) to life.
Seeking Expressions of Interest for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Ground Station Site Hosts
Positioning Australia is the Geoscience Australia program delivering a national capability of accurate and reliable positioning anywhere, anytime.
GPS upgrade putting robots on the road to fast track major infrastructure projects
Led by Geoscience Australia, the Commonwealth Government will deliver an extra 57 satellite reference stations nationally as part of our 700-plus strong reference station network, partnering with industry and state governments.
Ginan to guide the way for Positioning Australia
A star that aided the First Australians as they navigated across the continent will be the name of new positioning software that has been developed by Geoscience Australia.
SouthPAN to position Australia and New Zealand into the future
Australia and New Zealand’s operational Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) has officially been named the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network, or SouthPAN.
Hayabusa2 re-entry to improve Australia’s satellite positioning
Geoscience Australia has monitored the re-entry of the Hayabusa2 sample capsule through the Earth’s atmosphere, providing valuable information to help improve the accuracy of GPS navigation in Australia.
Pinpointing the uses of precise positioning
Geoscience Australia is asking industry representatives from a wide range of sectors to share their experiences of using precise positioning technology.
Approach to Market for Satellite Based Augmentation System
Geoscience Australia and New Zealand have committed to implementing an operational satellite based augmentation system, called the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network.
Accurate positioning across Australasia
Australia and New Zealand are a step closer to improving the accuracy of global positioning signals across the Australasian region.
Economic benefits of satellite positioning more than $6 billion
The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan this week released an independent economic benefits analysis by EY into the trial of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for Australia and New Zealand.
Industry trial of Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System officially launched
The Australian Government today launched a trial of Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the Australasian region at an event at CQUniversity Australia's Rockhampton campus.