Delegates from fifteen organisations attended the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Peace Program Roundtable held in Sydney on 7 April 7 2017 to mark World Health Day. The Roundtable was jointly hosted by the UNAA and the Australia & New Zealand Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI). Among the participants were CEOs of technology companies, Directors of NGOs and academics representing the humanitarian, technology and health sectors. The Roundtable was privileged to have representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross, World Vision Australia and the Professor of Planetary Health at the University of Sydney.
Health experts launched today an Australian-first research study to understand national patterns in cancer incidence, survival and screening practices based on where people live.
The Australia and New Zealand Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) has today called for expressions of interest (EOI) to participate in the recently announced SBAS testbed. Through the EOI process, organisations operating in Australia and New Zealand will be able to assess new and innovative positioning applications and help build the case for further investment.
Read the CRCSI's latest story, in the IoT Hub, in the lead up to the LOCATE/Digital Earth Symposium in Sydney, 3-6 April 2017.
QA4LAB is a series of software tools for the quality assurance of point cloud data, created by the CRCSI. This series of software tools was initially based on LiDAR, but is now expanding into photogrammetric point clouds with QA4UAV.
The first autonomous tractor trial for the Australian sugar industry took place in December 2016 on a sugar cane property near Mackay in Queensland. Read about this here.
The March issue of Spatial News is out now. Read about: SBAS testbed, QZSS positioning, Q4Lab, mapping the Great Barrier Reef and much more. Click here to read on.
Earth Observation: Data, Processing and Applications is an Australian Earth Observation (EO) community undertaking to describe EO data, processing and applications in an Australian context and includes a wide range of local case studies to demonstrate Australia’s increasing usage of EO data.
Research collaboration using a satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) will lead to more accurate positioning services in Australia and New Zealand.