Here’s what’s in our latest issue!

By on 12 October, 2023

Here’s what you’ll find in the Oct/Nov 2023 issue of Position magazine, Australia’s industry journal covering the surveying, geospatial, space, UAV, remote sensing, hydrography and mapping sectors.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Faster fixes for Galileo users — Find out how users of the Galileo constellation can now obtain first position fixes up to three times faster than before.
  • Mapping the future of infrastructure with INS — Learn how ground-breaking mobile mapping technology is rewriting the rulebook for large-scale road maintenance.
  • SA’s surveyor schooling shortage solved — A new degree course at Flinders University will see surveyors continue to be trained in South Australia.
  • Locate before you dig — A highly affordable GNSS receiver has become a game-changer for those in the utility location business.
  • Q&A with Lisa Bush — The National Location Information Branch Head at Geoscience Australia has seen her career shift from military mapping to leading the development of vital civilian systems.
  • Australian atomic clock headed for orbit — An Adelaide-based team hopes to revolutionise the PNT world with its innovative atomic clock technology.
  • GPR + GPS reveals the underground world — Multi-channel ground penetrating radar is uncovering new possibilities for surveying companies.
  • LiDAR and quantum tech tested at sea — The ADF has conducted test surveys with a LiDAR-equipped camcopter, while atomic clock tech has been trialled aboard a warship.
  • The economic promise of precise positioning — Public sector investment in the nation’s precise positioning infrastructure system will pay dividends over the next two decades.
  • Geospatial tech needs a PR overhaul — The geospatial sector is facing a crisis that is crippling its global potential, argues Tom O’Sullivan from Animus Bytes.
  • Tackling coastal decline using Earth observation — Turning research concepts into business ideas using Earth observation data and computing power.
  • Marking the journey — S+SNZ’s 2023 annual conference coincided with celebrations for the University of Otago School of Surveying’s 60th birthday.
  • Queensland’s spatial cadastre updated for Inland Rail — A team has spent two years updating 7,699 parcels to ensure the accuracy of the Inland Rail route through Queensland..
  • NZ elevation project passes halfway mark — More than 50% of New Zealand has now been 3D LiDAR scanned, with the project on track for 80% coverage in 2024.
  • LiDAR leads to locating Roman roads — Data from the UK’s National LiDAR Programme has shown that not all Roman roads led to obvious destinations.

This issue also contains the latest updates from the Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA):

  • CEO’s Column — Tony Wheeler looks at professional certification within the geospatial sector, and the economic benefit the sector brings to the nation.
  • The case for change — Read about the GCA’s submission to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).
  • Vision and leadership — Meet the Honorable Kate Lundy, HonLittD, GAICD, the latest addition to the GCA’s board of directors.

Plus all the latest industry news, a full list of upcoming conferences and a survey of the latest products on the market.

Stay up to date with developments in the Australian surveying, space and spatial sectors — sign up today to receive Position magazine by heading to our subscription page.

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