Australia sits on the fastest-moving tectonic plate in the world, resulting in a movement of approximately 7cm to the northeast each year.
Changes are being made to the system that underlies Australia’s location information. The changes will bring Australia’s national latitude and longitude coordinates into line with global satellite positioning systems, enabling smartphones and other positioning technologies to accurately locate features marked on our maps.
This modernisation of Australia's datum impacts all organisations that record the geographic location of their assets, boundaries and points of interest. Without managing your data risk in relation to the correct datum and map projection, field crews could find assets up to 1.8m away from where the data says they are, and organisations are at heightened risk of non-compliance and costly accidents.
Prepare geographic data to take advantage of the accuracy of modern GPS and navigation technologies.
Exchange geographic data with third-parties as required without the overhead of double-handling or manual conversion.