Government launches national spatial database

05 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Location Information Knowledge Platform brings together spatial data from both federal and state government agencies.

Urban development — the view from above

27 February, 2017 by John Biviano, Senior VP and GM, Nearmap Australia | Supplied by: Nearmap Australia

Aerial imagery has an important role to play in helping government agencies to shape the future of urban development.

Major tech companies join Australian positioning trial

10 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

GMV, Inmarsat and Lockheed Martin will help Geoscience Australia and CRCSI trial next-generation satellite positioning technologies that are far more accurate than GPS.

CSIRO lab to test urban living opens in Sydney

03 February, 2017

The CSIRO and Celestino have opened an operational urban living lab at the Sydney Science Park.

Drones used for NT mines remediation

02 February, 2017

The inspection of legacy mine sites in the Northern Territory is now being carried out by drone technology.

Innovative Data Cube receives global recognition

25 January, 2017

An Australian innovation is now influencing the way in which satellite data can be used.

Queensland launches online aerial image library

24 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Queensland's Department of Natural Resources and Mines has launched the QImagery collection, an online library of aerial images dating back to the 1930s.

Old-school parking meters farewelled in Canberra

23 January, 2017

Smarter, faster parking systems have now been implemented in Canberra, with the last single-space meter now removed from the city.

Victorian trams go solar

20 January, 2017

A new solar plant will be built in regional Victoria, to be responsible for powering Melbourne's tram network.

Positioning technology program receives government funding

18 January, 2017

A program designed to test instant, accurate and reliable positioning technology will receive funding from the federal government.

Public consultation continues on Smart Cities technology

11 January, 2017

The federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program draft guidelines have been released for public consultations, with communities given the opportunity to provide their feedback.

Early bushfire detection aided by RMTek camera system

10 January, 2017

A camera system has been implemented in NSW to assist authorities in locating and responding to bushfires.

Tech test to improve Melbourne transport

09 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A state government supported research study led by the University of Melbourne will use thousands of sensors to collect data on traffic and pedestrian activity from a busy 5 km strip of the city.

Latize wins data deal for NSW mine safety

12 December, 2016

The Division of Resources and Energy of the Department of Industry (DRE) has become the first NSW Government customer of Singaporean company Latize.

Drones to deter illegal dumpers in Vic

06 December, 2016

Illegal dumping will be targeted by a new Victoria-wide drone program, designed to capture video evidence of this type of offence.

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