CRCSI invested in three Professorial Fellows to stimulate the education in spatial sciences at universities in Victoria (University of Melbourne) , New South Wales (University of New South Wales) and Western Australia (Curtin University of Technology). These positions will continue to increase the numbers of skilled graduates available for the wider industry of spatial providers and spatial users. In recognition of the importance of providing skilled workers, Landgate established state of the art facilities at Curtin University.
The positions also bring organisations together as each has a joint appointment between the university and jurisdictional government agencies. They provide an ongoing legacy of the CRCSI. Landgate for instance gave $400,000 to Curtin University to build new studios and work spaces for the School of Spatial Sciences, in recognition of the importance of maintaining and enhancing the capacity of the University to provide skilled “spatial information” workers.