The objective of a new National Positioning Infrastructure (NPI) is to provide real-time, centimetre-level positioning services regardless of location. In support of this objective, this project is developing the geodetic techniques, tools and standards required to implement the next generation geodetic datum which will underpin the NPI.
This project will help government participants to develop and implement a smooth and robust transition to a next generation datum in Australia and New Zealand. Its outputs will have significant scientific and practical impact and importantly will provide a sound scientific foundation on which to build a future datum.
The project focuses on terrestrial reference frames (ie geometric datum), 4-D (dynamic) coordinate estimation and modelling strategies, and the regulatory and administrative impediments to implementation of dynamic datum.
Highlights: Project starting strongly
The project is off to a strong start. Craig Harrison has been recruited to GA on the project, while Nic Donnelly (PhD) and Joel Haasdyk (MEng) have been recruited during the quarter and enrolled in January.
The project team ran workshops in Alice Springs and Bathurst during the quarter
- ICSM’s Face-to-Face Geodesy Technical Sub-Committee (GTSC) meeting, Alice Springs, 3-4 September 2012
- LPI Next Generation Workshop, Bathurst, 23-24 October 2012
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