The Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (SAGE) Research Group has been a leader in world-class research in remote sensing, geodesy, GIS, multi-GNSS and multi-sensor positioning. Through close links with industry and Government bodies, our researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities both on and off campus.
The quality and impact of our research is indicated by our outstanding numbers of publications, PhD and Masters theses completed, technological achievements and prizes won by graduate students.
Our team of experts are focused on research in:
Our researchers have advanced datum modernisation for national and international scale reference frames such as the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF). They are developing schema for complex time-dependent transformation between geodetic reference frames. We lend our expertise and review policy implications of new measurement technologies applied to authoritative geospatial data management (GNSS for cadastral, DCDB, LandXML, eGeodesy, SUI standards).
Our experts apply GIS to real-world problems enabling decision-making in asset/utility management, natural resources exploration, intelligent transportation, natural disaster/ emergency management and public health research.
We analyse spatial and temporal fire occurrence patterns using landscape attributes such as climate, terrain, land use to infer wildfire occurrence across Australia
We also apply this to develop effective flood emergency plans and response (shelter assignment and routing) and risk analysis to flag epidemics for urgent intervention.
For a more in-depth description of our research themes, view our Research Topics.
Our SAGE academic contributes to many textbooks. Download the Survey Computations textbook by Dr Bruce Harvey