The world is on the cusp of a new era in satellite positioning. A number of new global navigation satellite systems are about to be launched.
A national positioning infrastructure that takes full advantage of these technological advances in a coordinated and accelerated fashion and in a way suited to the particular needs of Australia and New Zealand is a fundamental step toward spatial enablement. Significant economic benefits will accrue a national positioning infrastructure, adding an estimated 1.1% to 2.1% to Australia’s GDP by 2030 through productivity gains in mining, construction and agriculture alone.
By accounting for the impact on other sectors of Australian industry, such as transport, emergency services and tourism and recreation, the economic benefit promises to be even more substantial.
"The Positioning Program brings together leading GNSS researchers, in collaboration with private industry and government agencies, to address the challenge of designing, building and operating a high accuracy, real-time, nation-wide positioning infrastructure…."