Positioning technology for farmers
GEOSCIENCE Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) are looking for Australian businesses in the agriculture industry interested in improving the capability of their positioning technology.
Geoscience Australia and the CRCSI are planning to spend around $400,000 on the user testing of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the agriculture industry in Australia.
Businesses selected for the user testing will work closely with international positioning experts to trial technology that has not been widely tested in Australia before.
Improved positioning technology has the potential to enhance a range of applications for the agriculture industry, including precision machinery monitoring and yield mapping.
The user testing is part of a twoyear project to trial SBAS in the Australasian region.
The Australian Government has committed $12 million in funding to the project and the New Zealand Government an additional $2 million.
The SBAS technology trial will potentially result in a number of safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits for a range of different industries in Australia.
The project will be conducting user testing across nine different industries – agriculture, aviation, construction, maritime, rail, resources, road, spatial and utilities.