OSG Geodetic Surveying


Geodetic Surveying

Geodetic surveying involves accurately determining the position of points on the earth’s surface. This is critical to accurately determine property locations, boundaries and collect and manage geospatial data.

The Survey Operations Unit: 

  • provides high precision geodetic surveys
  • supports Geoscience Australia to operate a network of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS); the strategically located reference stations continuously receive GNSS signals and provide real-time, high-precision positioning data, enabling surveyors and other users to determine accurate locations
  • works with the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping to develop standards and guidelines for geodetic surveying practice. 

We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as the state's first peoples and nations, and recognise them as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia. Further, we acknowledge that the spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices of Aboriginal peoples come from their traditional lands and waters, that they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance, and that they have made and continue to make a unique and irreplaceable contribution to the state. We acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have endured past injustice and dispossession of their traditional lands and waters.