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SouthPAN Update: Advancing Precise Positioning Services for Australia and New Zealand


Exciting developments are underway for users of the Australian SBAS, SouthPAN. Geoscience Australia recently announced significant updates, including the signing of a new contract for the SouthPAN satellite service. Furthermore, in a bid to enhance redundancy and ensure operational resilience, they have also released a tender for a second service.

The Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN) is at the forefront of revolutionising precise positioning services, accessibility, and resilience, empowering industries across both Australia and New Zealand. This transformative technology fosters economic growth, enhances safety measures, and stimulates innovation in various sectors. By harnessing the power of SouthPAN, both nations are poised to achieve remarkable advancements in positioning and navigation technology, leading the way and reaping comprehensive benefits for their respective nations as a whole. Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has created an insightful video explaining what SouthPAN is and how it brings significant advantages. Watch the video here.

For more detailed information on these updates and other exciting initiatives, please visit Positioning Australia Positioning News June 2023 by Geoscience Australia.

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